From ribbon-cuttings and rankings to appointments and awards and more, this past year saw many milestones and achievements at NJIT — with promise for a fruitful 2018. Here are just some of the university community's noteworthy accomplishments and happenings in 2017.


Academic and student-support partnership established with Ocean County College

College of Architecture and Design’s Motion Capture Studio goes completely online

Craig Gotsman named new dean of Ying Wu College of Computing

NJIT ranked a Top 10 college nationwide with great career services


President Joel Bloom included in NJBIZ’s 100 Most Influential Business People


Inauguration of the Institute of Brain and Neuroscience Research

The formal inauguration of NJIT's Institute of Brain and Neuroscience Research was held March 2017.


NJIT Baja racecar featured at the New York International Auto Show, and wins four-hour Endurance Race

Inaugural Title IX Regional Student Summit

Central King Building ribbon-cutting


Academic partnership established with Mercer County Community College

NJIT’s 101st Commencement, highlighted by a marriage proposal

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams earn five medals at 2017 ASUN Track & Field Championships


NJIT Public Safety accredited by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Swimming and Diving Team selected as a College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American Team

Joint academic agreement signed by NJIT and Bergen Community College

Girl Starter Tour for entrepreneurship hosted by the Enterprise Development Center (EDC)

Research collaboration established between NJIT and the Lebanese American University

NJIT cut the ribbon on the Central King Building in April 2017.  

In June 2017, NJIT signed a joint academic agreement with Bergen Community College.


$10M in state funding approved for NJIT’s Makerspace

Louis Hamilton becomes new dean of Albert Dorman Honors College


M.S. degree in data science launched at Ying Wu College of Computing

Agile Strategies Lab ribbon-cutting


University Convocation, welcoming the 2017 freshman class

Opening of the state-of-the-art Life Sciences and Engineering Center

New Jersey Innovation Institute’s (NJII) Health IT Connections Program receives State Science & Technology Institute Award

Annotated Patent History Archive launched by the Federated History Department at NJIT and Rutgers University-Newark

Leadership and iSTEAM for Females in Elementary School project led by NJIT, with National Science Foundation funding

The university was approved for $10 million in state funding for Makerspace in July 2017.


IBM-Martin Tuchman School of Management flagship alliance launched

NJIT designated to oversee New Jersey Talent Development Center for Construction and Utilities

Plans announced for NJII, an NJIT entity, and Rutgers University to form the New Jersey Continuous Manufacturing Institute, to advance innovative manufacturing technologies in the pharmaceutical industry

EDC receives Small Business Supporter of the Year Award

Public Safety at NJIT cited as a Top 25 University for Campus Safety Initiatives by Safe Campus


Wellness and Events Center ribbon-cutting

Dr. Bernard Harris joins the Center for Pre-College Programs’ Advisory Board


Ribbon-cutting for Makerspace at the GITC Building

Public Safety at NJIT was cited as a Top 25 University for Campus Safety Initiatives in October 2017.
November 2017 saw the opening of the Wellness and Events Center.