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NJ Institute of Technology (NJIT)

NJIT Researcher Throws a Global Ham Radio ‘Party’ to Study August 21 Solar Eclipse

Newark, NJ, August 20, 2017 — When a solar eclipse plunges the United States into darkness August 21, New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., will be stationed directly along the shadow’s path, leading one of the largest ionospheric experiments in the history of space science from the back porch of a cabin in Gilbertsville, Kentucky.

With a 102-foot wire antenna, he will contact a network of ham radio operators he’s assembled around the world to test the strength and reach of their high frequency signals as one measure of the eclipse’s impact on Earth’s atmosphere.

More than a week in advance, nearly 200 operators — from New Jersey, to Tennessee, to Wyoming in the U.S. and at far-flung locales such as Chile, Greece and India — are already signed on to be “citizen-scientists” that day by recording their contacts with one another. Their number grows daily. Continue reading

NJIT Senior University Lecturer Osama Eljabiri Is Recipient of America’s Highest Honor for Public Service

Newark, NJ, August 2, 2017 — Last summer, 55 students from across the state of New Jersey attended a statewide cybersecurity boot camp run by Senior University Lecturer Osama Eljabiri via Real World Connections (RWC), a STEM education program Eljabiri created over a decade ago.

“It was a huge success,”  Eljabiri recalls. “It was the first time NJIT offered a cybersecurity camp to high school students. The students left in tears because they did not want the program to end.”

Eljabiri’s tireless efforts to catalyze interest in STEM-related fields by providing enrichment opportunities to thousands of New Jersey middle school and high school students has earned him a 2017 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award. Continue reading

NJIT Assistant Professor Alice Lee Focuses on ‘A Heart Attack in a Petri Dish’

Newark, NJ, July 25, 2017 — In petri dishes in her campus laboratory at New Jersey institute of Technology (NJIT), Assistant Professor Alice Lee is developing colonies of cardiac cells, formed into chambers, that pump and contract like a human heart.

Derived from stem cells, these primitive organs will help her achieve a research milestone:  to observe in microscopic, real-time detail how the heart repairs itself after injury.

Lee must first induce an “attack” by damaging the tiny proto-hearts with a frozen rod, thus mobilizing sequential, cell-based repair crews that clear the injury site of debris, and then in a second phase, recruit materials and tools from the neighboring tissue to mend the damage. Continue reading

New Jersey Educators Convene at NJIT for STEM Education Forum

Newark, NJ, July 22, 2017 — More than 50 educators from throughout New Jersey convened at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Central King Building July 13 for a special forum focused on STEM.

The event, “Providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for All in an Era of Tightening Budgets,” was hosted by the university’s Center for Pre-College Programs. Continue reading

New Jersey Innovation Institute Introduces Two Groundbreaking Biopharmaceutical Centers

Newark, NJ, June 24, 2017 — Companies in every sector are realizing that manufacturing matters.  For the biopharmaceutical industry, innovation is not about reducing unit part costs; instead, process technology is a strategic tool to reduce time to market, ensure consistent product quality and streamline regulatory approval.

As rapidly as science is advancing drug discovery, so too, must production technology keep pace.  But where will such innovation happen?

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is answering this question. Continue reading

NJIT and Mercer County Community College Establish Academic Partnership

Newark, NJ, May 28, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in West Windsor Township, N.J., have signed a joint agreement designed to improve student access across the two higher-education institutions.

The 2+2 Connect Articulation Agreement will enable MCCC students to earn a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from NJIT while studying almost entirely at MCCC’s campus.

Under the terms of 2+2 Connect, MCCC students who earn an associate degree in engineering science may transfer up to 67 common-course credits toward a B.S. in civil engineering from NJIT. Continue reading

NJIT Presents Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks with Honorary Doctorate; Graduates Encouraged to ‘Dream Big’ at 101st Commencement

Rochelle Hendricks

Newark, NJ, May 22, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) conferred more than 2,300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees — the largest graduating class in the university’s history — at the 101st commencement ceremony May 16 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Rochelle Hendricks, New Jersey’s first Secretary of Higher Education, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and delivered the commencement address in which she encouraged graduates to “dream big” and to “pay it forward” by becoming involved in the community. Continue reading

NJIT to Recognize Alumni Achievement at Annual Awards Ceremony May 20

Newark, NJ, May 19, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will recognize six alumni for their exceptional accomplishments that bring honor to the university at the annual Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony May 20.

For more information, visit www.njit.edu/alumni.

Tom Bury ’02 lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the CEO of Division 9 Design + Construction, a general contractor offering additional services resulting in convenient and cost-efficient outcomes for clients. Continue reading

NJIT President Joel Bloom to Lead NJ Delegation at ICSB Knowledge Summit; Aims to Boost Economic Growth, Job Creation

Dr. Joel S. Bloom

Newark, NJ, May 14, 2017 — NJIT President Joel S. Bloom has been invited to speak at the 2017 International Council for Small Business Knowledge Summit on Micro-, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs).

Bloom, who was asked by New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks to lead the NJ delegation, will join other academic leaders to examine how MSMEs have the potential to make a long-lasting positive impact on global development needs, as the engine for economic growth and job creation. Continue reading

Stevens and Princeton Among Top 15 U.S. Universities for ‘Best in Nation for ROI’

Trenton, NJ, April 28, 2017 — Emily Bader reports in NJBIZ that, when it comes to colleges with the best return on investment, parents and policymakers are all trying to get the best bang for their buck.

It turns out two New Jersey universities have scored high on PayScale’s 2017 College ROI Report: Best Value Colleges list, focused on a 20-year net return on investment.

The list also factors in financial aid, the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and more to rank more than 1,500 private and public institutions nationwide. Continue reading