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Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology Team Named Finalist in 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition

Hoboken, NJ, October 17, 2017 — A Stevens Institute of Technology Senior Design team has been named one of only six undergraduate finalists for the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition, which honors the nation’s top collegiate inventors.

The students devised CerebroSense, a device that can monitor and measure exposed brain tissue from a distance, which reduces complications during and after open-brain surgery.

The Senior Design team, who have all graduated, includes David Ferrara, Andrew Falcone and Maria De Abreu Pineda. Continue reading

R&D Council of NJ Names 2017 Edison Patent and Special Recognition Honorees; Event Set for Nov. 2

Chatham, NJ, September 28, 2017 ― The Research & Development Council of New Jersey will present its 2017 Annual Edison Patent Awards on November 2 at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ.

The 2017 Edison Patent Award winners — which include Merck & Co., Inc. and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, member companies of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) — are:

  • Biomaterials: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Biomedical: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Energy: Siemens Energy
  • Environmental: BASF
  • Imaging Systems: Princeton Plasma Physical Laboratory
  • Industrial Process: ExxonMobil
  • Information Technology: Avaya
  • Instrumentation: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Materials: Honeywell
  • Medical: Ethicon
  • Pharmaceutical: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceutical: Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Technology Transfer: Princeton University
  • Telecommunications: Nokia Bell Labs

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Carnegie Corp. Award for Stevens Institute President Nariman Farvardin Comes with $500K Grant

Nariman Farvardin

Hoboken, NJ, September 19, 2017 — Tom Bergeron reports on ROI-NJ, a new publication that just launched its website on September 12, Stevens Institute of Technology President Nariman Farvardin was one of seven college and university presidents selected by Carnegie Corp. of New York to receive the 2017 Academic Leadership Award, in recognition of exceptional leadership in higher education, the corporation announced.

The award includes a $500,000 grant to each honoree’s institution. Stevens said the money will help fund academic initiatives.

The award was established in 2005 to reflect the conviction of Andrew Carnegie that education and knowledge are fundamental tools for strengthening democracy and creating a more vibrant civil society, according to the corporation. Continue reading

U.S. News & World Report Ranks 8 New Jersey Colleges Among Best; Princeton Again No. 1

Newark, NJ, September 15, 2017 — Payton Guion reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that New Jersey has eight colleges ranked among the top schools in the country, according to the 2018 list from U.S. News and World Report, up from seven that made the grade in last year’s rankings.

Rowan University is the newcomer of the N.J. schools that made the list, coming in at 171 after not being ranked last year.

In ranking the top national universities, U.S. News considered 311 institutions. Continue reading

Stevens Creates Leading Neuroscience Innovations and Rehabilitation Devices to Improve Stroke, Spinal Injury and Other Disabilities.

Hoboken, NJ, September 12, 2017 — Thirty three million Americans have a disability that makes it difficult to carry out daily activities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Those activities run the gamut from simple to complex, grasping a doorknob to walking.

Thankfully there is an increasing availability of rehabilitative devices that can help. From artificial limbs to electrical assisted devices, these solutions are integrating neurobiological technology to offer better control for people who need them.

One new hotbed of development is Stevens Institute of Technology’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Biological Sciences, where researchers work to develop and improve neurobiological rehabilitation devices every single day. Continue reading

Sens. Menendez and Booker, Reps. Gottheimer and Pascrell Announce $363,583 Grant for Hackensack University Medical Center

Washington, DC, September 8, 2017 — Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressmen Bill Pascrell (NJ-8) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced on September 7 that Hackensack University Medical Center in collaboration with the Stevens Institute of Technology will be receiving $363,583 in federal funds for cancer treatment research from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Cancer Institute.

“Thanks to Hackensack UMC’s John Theurer Cancer Center, North Jersey is a key player in the battle against cancer. I’m hopeful that their path-breaking research will one day overcome multiple myeloma cells,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). Continue reading

Opinion: Assemblymen and Stevens President Urge ‘Restore Funding to Turbocharge NJ’s Research and Development’

Trenton, NJ, August 16, 2017Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson), Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) and Dr. Nariman Farvardin, president of Stevens Institute of Technology, write on innovation and Assembly No. 5123 in an op-ed published on August 15 in The Star-Ledger:

One need only to look at the top performers in the S&P 500 — Amazon, Apple, Google parent Alphabet and Facebook — to confirm an indisputable fact about our modern economy: Technological innovation is the key driver of economic growth.

Policymakers who ignore technology’s disruptive impact on markets, industries and jobs do so at their constituents’ peril. (Think Amazon’s impact on the retail industry.) Continue reading

Stevens Institute of Technology Class of 2017 Urged to Dream Boldly and Lead with Humility at 145th Commencement

Hoboken, NJ, May 31, 2017 — Stevens Institute of Technology commemorated the graduation of more than 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students, the largest in the university’s history, at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus on May 24, 2017.

The milestone day began with the graduate Commencement ceremony in the morning.

Stevens President Nariman Farvardin offered his congratulatory remarks to the more than 1,500 graduate students receiving master’s and doctoral degrees on their remarkable achievements, as well as to the parents, family members, friends and faculty who were instrumental to their successes. Continue reading

Stevens Institute of Technology’s 2017 Innovation Showcases Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Hoboken, NJ, May 27, 2017 — The ingenuity and inventiveness of Stevens Institute of Technology students and faculty were on full display May 3 at the university’s Annual Innovation Expo, a showcase of innovation and entrepreneurship featuring an array of senior design projects, research presentations by faculty and invited industry leaders, a keynote speaker and the crowd-pleasing elevator pitch competition.

Scores of visitors, including members of the Stevens community, local and national entrepreneurs, distinguished guests and media gathered to learn more about the scientific discoveries and inventions taking place at Stevens, and to ask questions from the individuals behind those innovations. Continue reading

Stevens Institute of Technology’s 2017 Innovation Showcases Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Hoboken, NJ, May 20, 2017 — The ingenuity and inventiveness of Stevens Institute of Technology students and faculty were on full display May 3 at the university’s Annual Innovation Expo, a showcase of innovation and entrepreneurship featuring an array of senior design projects, research presentations by faculty and invited industry leaders, a keynote speaker and the crowd-pleasing elevator pitch competition.

Scores of visitors, including members of the Stevens community, local and national entrepreneurs, distinguished guests and media gathered to learn more about the scientific discoveries and inventions taking place at Stevens, and to ask questions from the individuals behind those innovations. Continue reading