Next Wave of Solar Development Gets Strong Start at Brightfields 2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), a New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) corporation, in conjunction with Brownfields Listings sponsored Brightfields 2018, a one day, national solar energy development event at the campus of NJIT in late June. Over 150 registered attendees and a robust walk-in crowd gathered on the campus for the dynamic solar development gathering. Brightfields 2018 hosted cities, private landowners, corporations, developers, vendors and scores of other solar professionals and advocates in this dual purpose event designed to educate as well as connect attendees....
Balavignesh Thirumalainambi of NJII Named NJBIZ 2018 Forty Under 40 Winner
Thursday, August 9, 2018
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), a New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Corporation, announced today that Balavignesh (Bala) Thirumalainambi, government affairs and finance director, was named a NJBIZ 2018 Forty Under 40 Winner. “I am honored and humbled to be recognized by NJBIZ for my work on behalf of NJII,” said Mr. Thirumalainambi. “As an alumni of NJIT, I am proud to represent the University and to have made a positive impact on our community. My work in developing a pipeline of public-sector funding that leads to advances in healthcare that saves lives is rewarding and...
NJ Digital Education Soars Under Future Ready Schools - New Jersey Initiative
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Future Ready Schools - New Jersey (FRS-NJ)—New Jersey’s leading initiative to promote digital learning throughout its elementary and secondary public schools — has recently announced that the number of schools participating in the program has tripled statewide in 2018. The new figures indicate that 265 New Jersey schools from 94 school districts have now officially committed themselves to the FRS-NJ initiative at the close of the program’s second year and certification cycle. In 2017, during the program’s inaugural campaign to assess and ramp up digital resources and educational practices acr...
NJIT Named One of The Princeton Review's Best 384 Colleges for 2019
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has been named a top college according to The Princeton Review in the newest edition of its college guide, "The Best 384 Colleges." NJIT also received honors as a top college in the Northeast region. “NJIT’s recognition by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s finest institutions of higher education in their 2019 edition of 'The Best 384 Colleges' is a testament for the strong and supportive learning environment we provide for our students,” said Fadi Deek, provost and senior executive vice president of NJIT. “We are gratified by the comments o...
What a Day! A Senator, Mayor, Congressman and CEO Visit NJIT
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
NJIT welcomed several special guests to campus Aug. 7 for a showcase representing the culmination of the Ras Baraka Coding Institute (BCI) at NJIT, part of the Newark Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The program offers participants work experience with a summer income while teaching them valuable employment skills. More than 3,000 students take part every year, 40 of whom have spent this summer at the university immersed in either coding or architecture (the latter through NJIT’s Newark Beautification Community Gardens Initiative). NJIT has been involved with SYEP for the past four year...
Undergraduate Research Snapshot: Laura Gould Studies Urban Infrastructure and Sacred Spaces
Monday, August 6, 2018
LAURA GOULD ’22 Major: Architecture Hometown: Newark, N.J. “I'm working with Dr. Louis Hamilton on studying the correlation between architecture and the use and creation of sacred space in Italy. Almost all architects and even politicians like Winston Churchill agree that the ways we live and work — and the effectiveness of those methods — are affected by the places in which we live and work. However, little research has been done to quantify this connection. In Rome, there are about 560 shrines dedicated to the Madonna, the mother of God in Christian theology. I use Google Street View t...
The Time of His Life: Alumnus Jonathan Ferrer Designs Modern Luxury Watches
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Jonathan Ferrer sits in a cushy armchair inside the bustling coffee shop on the NJIT campus. The watch designer is in his element, casually scrolling through his phone while sipping a cup of joe amid the harmony of coffee beans grinding and milk gurgling. “I lived on campus when I was a student here, and it’s a good thing I did,” says the Woodbridge native, who graduated in 2014 from NJIT’s School of Art + Design with a B.S. in industrial design. “If you come to NJIT and leave right after class, you’re just getting your feet wet. Class time is great, but being around other students after ho...
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...