NJIT and National Student Clearinghouse Collaborate To Help Students Earn Degrees
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
NJIT Meets NJ Reverse Transfer Sept. 1 Deadline New Jersey community college students who transfer to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) before earning a degree or certificate will find it easier to receive a credential retroactively under a new alliance between NJIT and the National Student Clearinghouse. The initiative, known as Reverse Transfer, has the potential to help thousands of New Jersey students and students from other states who transferred to New Jersey earn their associate’s degree. Through Reverse Transfer, four- or two-year institutions can securely send course and...
Women's Volleyball Earns Fifth Straight AVCA Academic Award
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) recognized the NJIT women's volleyball team for the AVCA's annual team academic award covering the 2017-18 academic year, the AVCA announced. The Highlanders earned their fifth straight team academic award, maintaining a minimum grade point average of a 3.30 for the academic year. The NJIT women were one of 164 NCAA Division I programs recognized to receive the accolade for the 2017-18 season.
Undergraduate Research Snapshot: Jennifer Callaghan Investigates Bullet-Proof Armor
Monday, July 30, 2018
JENNIFER CALLAGHAN ’21 Major: Chemical Engineering Hometown: Nutley, N.J. “I’m doing research at NJIT on meta-composite ballistic armor — bullet-proof armor — with Dr. Kyle Dobiszewski. We are trying to improve modern-day soft body armor, hard body armor and helmets, because there is a lot of room for improvement in regard to protection from blunt force trauma ... I didn’t think I would ever have an opportunity like this or any [research] experience so early on in college. I hope to make a lot of progress in regard to my research and just gain some experience working in a lab and working wi...
60+ Educators, 24 Campers and 1 Astronaut: A Special NJIT Pre-College Day
Friday, July 27, 2018
July 19 was an especially busy day for NJIT’s Center for Pre-College Programs (CPCP). Not only was CPCP overseeing its various summer offerings taking place across campus, it was also welcoming educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to a special forum that intertwined a bit with students attending the annual Bernard Harris Summer STEM Camp (BHSSC). Before the forum’s keynote speaker and camp namesake Dr. Bernard Harris — a former astronaut, CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and CPCP Advisory Board member — stepped up to the podium, a foursome...
NJIT's 11th International Undergraduate Research Symposium
Friday, July 27, 2018
Plants that absorb pernicious pollutants from the air itself? Ujjwala Rai ’19, a chemical engineering major, has spent the summer studying bacteria found in the root systems of plants that can remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs), industrial compounds emitted by ubiquitous products such as paints and fuels, into the atmosphere. To better understand how these bacteria can thrive in a variety of soil-less media, she has worked closely with professors from the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) and the Department of Chemical Engineering. Anthony Yacoub ’19, an industrial design maj...
NJIT Expands Offering of IBM Skills Academy Workshop With New Consortium
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
This summer, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will offer a series of workshops, boot camps and other initiatives aimed at preparing NJIT students and alumni, professionals and other groups with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s digital economy. The program stems from last fall’s flagship alliance between NJIT’s Martin Tuchman School of Management (MTSM) and IBM Global University Programs. NJIT is the first university in the country to adopt the IBM Skills Academy, a key component of IBM Global University Programs. Through the NJIT/MTSM – IBM Skills Academy, wor...
NJIT-Led Research Team Records Blazing-Fast Changes of Metal Nanofilms
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Traditionally, many engineers and developers of solar cell technology have turned to crystalline silicon — a tried and tested material absorber capable of efficiently converting solar radiation to electricity at just four times the thickness of a strand of hair. At up to a 100th the thickness of a hair strand, nano-thin metal films offer an even more cost-effective and flexible material alternative, holding promise in the future development of everything from solar power to sensor technology. However, metal nanofilms are currently more complicated to use as material absorbers due to complex...
VOICE Speaks to NJIT's, Newark's Arrivals
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Technology is both the foundation of our global economy and the catalyst for its growth, across all business sectors. Consequently, the arrival of the VOICE Summit, sponsored by Amazon Alexa and hosted by the City of Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), July 24-26 speaks to the importance of NJIT and its home city in the current technology and economic development landscape. Newark is home to Panasonic, Audible, Verizon, PSEG, Prudential, and many other tech powerhouses that have contributed greatly to Newark’s incredible renaissance and bright future. And, as one of...
This Information Systems Graduate Has a Clear Vision For His Future
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Agrim Sachdeva ’18 received a master’s degree in information systems from NJIT this spring, but he isn’t making a big deal about it. While many recent graduates are thinking about relaxing a little, maybe taking a vacation, Sachdeva is still spending time at NJIT. He’s continuing to work with the university’s information systems department, where he develops software applications that help NJIT run smoothly. Graduation has not caused him to rest on his laurels. Sachdeva doesn’t have time for that, because he has a long-term vision for what he hopes to do with the skills he’s learned at NJIT....
Jheryl Wilson: NJIT Basketball Legend, NBA Digital Media Globetrotter
Monday, July 16, 2018
When Edward Jheryl Wilson graduated from NJIT in 2011, he did so in heroic fashion — etching his name in university lore by leading the Highlanders to their first winning season since joining the elite ranks of Division I basketball in 2006 — and becoming NJIT’s first Division I 1,000-point scorer in the process. However, Wilson’s successful journey in top-level athletics was not without adversity from the start, nor would his journey be quite over after he left NJIT. “Coming to NJIT from St. Benedicts High School as an 18-year-old kid in ’07, we suffered a winless season my freshmen year an...