Pre-College Workshops Bring STEM to Educators and Families Alike
Thursday, January 17, 2019
When Parsippany High School’s Kathy Effner heard about NJIT’s Center for Pre-College Programs’ (CPCP) Try Engineering! workshop for educators, she was intrigued — particularly since it featured a hands-on project at the university’s new 10,000-square-foot Makerspace. This past October she attended that event and, along with middle and high school instructors from throughout New Jersey, learned practical applications of engineering concepts before visiting the high-tech facility. There, huddled in small groups, they all had the opportunity to use 3D printers to create keychains from a design te...
The Department of Informatics Welcomes Three New Faculty Members
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Three professors joined the Department of Informatics at the Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) this Fall. Check out the Q&A below to learn a little more about Aritra Dasgupta, Margarita Vinnikov and Xinyue Ye, who hail from institutions across the country. Assistant Professor Aritra Dasgupta Your background: I was born and grew up in Kolkata, the cultural capital of India. After receiving my undergraduate degree in Information Technology there, I received my M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). UNCC was a part of the erstwhile...
Governor Names NJIT President to Commission on Science, Technology and Innovation
Monday, January 14, 2019
Gov. Phil Murphy has named eight people, including NJIT President Joel S. Bloom, to the recently re-established New Jersey Commission on Science, Technology and Innovation in conjunction with his efforts to strengthen New Jersey’s innovation economy. The commission will receive $1 million to redevelop infrastructure in New Jersey and will be comprised of 17 members that include the secretary of higher education, the commissioner of education and the CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Joining this group and President Bloom will be other leaders of academia and industry. Whe...
NJIT Unveils New Jersey's First Cyberpsychology Program
Thursday, January 10, 2019
This year, NJIT’s College of Science and Liberal Arts has announced it will offer students a unique baccalaureate degree option in the emerging field of cyberpsychology. The new program — exploring the dynamics between modern technology and human psychology — is the first of its kind in New Jersey, and is the first academic program in the behavioral sciences to be offered at NJIT. The 120-credit degree option, now available for enrollment through the college’s Science, Technology and Society B.S. degree program, involves a combination of traditional coursework in psychology, and study of basi...
Men's Basketball to be Featured on NBC Channel 4 New York
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The NJIT men's basketball team will be featured on NBC Channel 4 New York Wednesday, January 9, at 6 p.m. on the sports segment of the news. Bruce Beck — lead sports anchor for NBC 4 NY — visited the campus of NJIT Wednesday afternoon to cover the historic start of the Highlanders. Beck interviewed third-year men's basketball head coach Brian Kennedy, senior Abdul Lewis and sophomores Zach Cooks and San Antonio Brinson. The Highlanders (13-3) are off to the best start in their Division-I history (13 seasons) and since the program opened 13-1 in 1994-95 – a season in which it went 28-2 and ad...
NJII and NJ Department of Health to Host Health Care Innovation Challenge
Monday, January 7, 2019
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, is partnering with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) to host a code-a-thon this January to build a smartphone app that promotes education for pregnant and postpartum women to decrease maternal mortality. The keynote speaker for the event, Tammy Snyder Murphy, is the first lady of New Jersey and wife of Governor Philip D. Murphy. Among her many policy initiatives, the first lady is a champion for improving infant and maternal health and mortality rates across New Jersey. She is an experienced public speaker and has work...
Guarino Sets NJIT All-Time Record for Three-Pointers in 66-60 Victory Over Kennesaw State
Monday, January 7, 2019
Graduate student Kelly Guarino set the NJIT all-time record for three-pointers (224), netting 18 points in the Highlanders 66-60 victory over visiting Kennesaw State to open ASUN Conference action Saturday afternoon at NJIT's Wellness and Events Center. The win for the Highlanders over Kennesaw State marks the first all-time win for NJIT, since joining the ASUN Conference in 2015-16. Guarino, surpassed the old mark (222) at the 6:08 mark in the third quarter, sinking the trey from the wing in front of the Highlander bench. The ASUN leader in three-pointers made this season (44), scored a te...
NJIT Roar into ASUN Conference Play with 72-52 Win
Monday, January 7, 2019
Senior Abdul Lewis crossed 1,000 career points and sophomore Zach Cooks netted up 19 points in NJIT's win over Kennesaw State, 72-52, in ASUN Conference action at the Wellness and Events Center on Saturday. Kennesaw State (3-13, 0-1 ASUN) took charge in the first half, taking a 30-23 lead into the break, before the Highlanders (13-3) came roaring back in the second half, outscoring the Owls, 49-22. Lewis eclipsed 1,000 career points with the opening basket of the second half to spark the Highlanders. He finished with 15 points, bringing his career total to 1,011 (NJIT, 768; South Alabama, 23...
NJIT All-Access Looks at Historic Start for Men's Basketball
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The NJIT Highlanders (11-2) are off to a historic start in 2018-19. Legendary NBC 4 sports anchor Bruce Beck came out to examine the hot start for the men's basketball team, as well as for ASUN leading scorer Zach Cooks. He also received a first-hand view of the Highlanders' fabulous home with a tour of the Wellness and Events Center between interviews with Brian Kennedy, Jeff Rafferty, Cooks, Shyquan Gibbs and San Antonio Brinson.
An Egyptian-American Engineer Does it Her Way. Intel Approves.
Friday, December 21, 2018
For Dina Ayman’s parents, the road to medical school beckoned enticingly to their gifted daughter, a driven student with a love for math and science. The profession, they argued, would eagerly welcome a woman of her talents. But Ayman ’18, M.S. ’18, did not hear that call. And she resisted. “From the seventh grade, my dream was to become an engineer, because I enjoyed studying math and physics and that’s what engineering meant to me,” she recalls, adding that she kept the dream alive despite her parents’ concerns that “engineering is not a field for girls and that the world might not allow a...