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Stevens Institute of Technology

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

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

Stevens Names Dr. Jean Zu as Dean of Schaefer School of Engineering & Science

Dr. Jean Zu

Hoboken, NJ, March 27, 2017 — Christophe Pierre, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stevens Institute of Technology announced that Jean Zu, Ph.D., P.Eng., an accomplished scholar of mechanical vibrations and dynamics, and mechatronics, has been named the new dean of the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science (SES) at the university following an international search.

Zu, currently chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, will begin her appointment at Stevens on May 1, 2017. Continue reading

Two New Jersey Business Schools Make U.S. News & World Report’s Grad School Rankings

Trenton, NJ, March 25, 2017 — Eric Strauss reports in NJBIZ that U.S. News & World Report revealed its 2018 rankings of the nation’s best graduate schools on Tuesday, rating 100 or more colleges and universities in a variety of programs.

Based on the rankings, New Jersey is well-represented in a number of fields, including business, law, medicine and more.

Among the nation’s best business schools, Rutgers Business School in Newark and New Brunswick tied for No. 50, tops among New Jersey colleges.

Stevens Institute of Technology ranked No. 83, the only other Garden State college to earn a numerical ranking. Continue reading

New Jersey Is Progressive in Promoting STEM Education and Job Training

Trenton, NJ, March 21, 2017 — Lisa Goulian Twiste writes in New Jersey Business, the monthly magazine of the NJBIA, that the term STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) first caught on in the late 1990s, referring to education policy and curriculum designed to improve competitiveness in science and technology related subjects.

It was around this time the US began to see declining enrollment and graduates in STEM related fields, leading educators to increase programming at the junior high, high school and collegiate levels.

Almost two decades later, New Jersey is among the most progressive states in promoting STEM across grade levels, as government agencies, universities and corporations work together to advance education and programming. Continue reading

NJBIZ Interview with Stevens Institute President Nariman Farvardin on Preparing Students for a STEM-Driven Workforce

Hoboken, NJ, March 1, 2017 — Andrew Sheldon reports in NJBIZ that when Nariman Farvardin became the president of Stevens Institute of Technology in 2011, he became a driving force behind a 10-year strategic plan called: “The Future. Ours to Create.”

Its goal was to increase the awareness and impact of the institution.

Five years later, the school released a study charting the progress made on these goals and Farvardin couldn’t be happier.

Applications have increased by more than 100 percent across the board. Specifically, the school of business has seen applications rise 151 percent. Continue reading

Stevens Institute of Technology Provost Dr. Christophe Pierre Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Hoboken, NJ, February 21, 2017 — Dr. Christophe Pierre, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

An internationally recognized leader in the fields of vibrations, structural dynamics and nonlinear dynamics, Dr. Pierre has made research contributions in numerous areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering, including the dynamics of complex large-scale structural systems, and has been recognized for his pioneering work on mode localization in disordered structures. Continue reading