It's the End of an Era at the Educational Opportunity Program
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Tony Howell’s office on the third floor of NJIT’s Campbell Hall is as much a retrospective of the past two decades of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), of which he has been executive director since 1997, as it is a testament to the devotion of the man himself. Pictures of EOP students, many with Howell by their side, adorn the walls, and trinkets from the program line the window shelf along the back of the room. Dressed this day in a black button-down shirt with “NJIT Educational Opportunity Program” stitched in red, Howell is as always a staunch representative of the program — which...
Author and Artist Michael Benson On Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey", and Fusing Science and Art
Monday, June 11, 2018
In 1964, legendary director Stanley Kubrick met with legendary science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke to embark on one of the most ambitious films ever made — “2001: A Space Odyssey”. In a 141-minute cinematic spectacle that would take four years to produce, the two artists uniquely blended aspects of science and art to create a groundbreaking futuristic mythology that is still studied in film schools and debated by global audiences today. Half a century later, contemporary writer, filmmaker and artist Michael Benson, has authored a new and critically acclaimed account of the film — "Space...
Men's Basketball Souleymane Diakite Receives Academic Achievement Award
Monday, June 11, 2018
NJIT men's basketball incoming freshman Souleymane Diakite, one of the top five seniors from St. Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, was recognized Tuesday, June 6 on the campus of NJIT, earning an Academic Achievement Award presented by Mayor Ras J. Baraka. To read the full story, click on "Learn More" below.
NJIT's Online M.S. in Electrical Engineering Ranked 14th Nationally
Friday, June 8, 2018
New Jersey Institute of Technology’s online master’s program in electrical engineering now ranks 14th in the country, according to BestColleges.com The program, aimed at students looking to enhance technical, problem-solving and professional development skills, includes three specializations: communications, signal processing, and microwave engineering; mechatronics, an interdisciplinary field that includes mechanical and controls engineering; and power and energy systems. Courses are offered flexibly so that students can complete coursework at their own pace. “The online Master of Science...
NJIT Offers New Jersey's First Undergraduate Forensic Science Program
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
This fall, NJIT has announced it will launch its highly anticipated Forensic Science Bachelor of Science degree program — a unique program designed for undergraduate students interested in the rapidly expanding fields of forensic science and crime scene investigation. The 120-credit degree will represent New Jersey’s only undergraduate forensic science degree, and the first baccalaureate degree program in the New York metropolitan region designed from the outset to achieve approval by the main accrediting body in college-level forensic science academics, the Forensic Science Education Progra...
NJIT Car Maven Takes on the American Solar Challenge, Then It's Off to Tesla
Friday, June 1, 2018
Jason Murzello’s fascination with cars began in a fairly typical way – with his own matchbox set – but then veered into technology by way of video games such as “Need for Speed,” which allow budding aficionados to tinker with performance by switching out not only tires, but suspensions and engines as well. Add another layer, the chance to build a real, solar car from scratch in a garage a block from campus, and you have the makings of a career. This summer, the 2018 electrical engineering graduate will begin working in a New Jersey Tesla dealership, where, as a technician, he will learn the...
This Fresh Graduate Will Pursue a Master's in Data Science
Friday, June 1, 2018
Fresh off the heels of graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, Connor Watson ’18 has an internship lined up crunching data for Quantbot Technologies, a New York City-based private investment firm. The summer gig complements the West New York native’s post-graduate endeavors. Watson has chosen to attend a grad school that “feels like home,” provides him with a “strong support system” — and recently launched a degree program in the field Harvard Business Review named “the sexiest job in the 21st century.” “I’ll be continuing my education here at NJIT, pursuing a master’s deg...