New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a public research university located in Newark, New Jersey, United States. It is often also referred to as Newark College of Engineering which was the official name of the university between 1919 and 1975. NJIT is New Jersey's science and technology university. The school opened as Newark Technical School in 1881 with 88 students. As of fall 2011, the school has 9,558 students of whom more than 1,450 live in one of the school's four dormitories. It is now home to six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, the College of Architecture and Design, the School of Management, the Albert Dorman Honors College, the College of Science and Liberal Arts, and the College of Computing Sciences. The recently resigned president, Robert A. Altenkirch, was inaugurated on May 2, 2003. He succeeded Saul K. Fenster, who was named the university’s sixth president in 1978. On January 9, 2012, NJIT Trustees named Joel Bloom president. NJIT offers 124 degree programs in 27 undergraduate (Bachelor of Science/Arts) majors and 30 graduate (Masters and PhDs) specialties that include new courses in Video Game development.
Remoras don't suck
How does the hitchhiking, flat-headed remora fish attach to surfaces so securely yet release so easily? Suction was thought to be the easy answer, but Brooke Flammang, a biologist at the New Jersey Institute ...
Computer scientists win a major grant to network mobile devices in the cloud
A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology ...
Team working to safeguard the shoreline
An NJIT research team has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. It's the first time such an estimate was reported, and the study is published ...
New guide provides practical solutions for redevelopment challenges
Transit-centered communities that are dense, service-rich, and walkable are one of the pillars of 21st century sustainable development policy. But the challenge, planners say, is figuring out how to actually create them.
Smart paint signals when equipment is too hot to handle
(Phys.org) —NJIT researchers have developed a paint for use in coatings and packaging that changes color when exposed to high temperatures, delivering a visual warning to people handling material or equipment ...
NJIT engineering professor spurs interest in sanitary landfills throughout Asia
Uncontrolled landfills are a growing problem in the developing world, polluting groundwater and emitting foul odors, while also boosting greenhouse gas emissions.
Solving sunspot mysteries
Multi-wavelength observations of sunspots with the 1.6-meter New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California and aboard NASA's IRIS spacecraft have produced new and intriguing images ...
Discovering a hidden source of solar surges
Cutting-edge observations with the 1.6-meter telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California have taken research into the structure and activity of the Sun to new levels of understanding. Operated ...
NJIT granted FAA permission to test unmanned aircraft systems
More than two years ago, NJIT Professor Michael Chumer was testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were deployed in California yet able to send video into his emergency management network at NJIT.
Researching an endangered relationship
Imperfect together? Climate change could endanger the relationship between bees and the plants they pollinate say NJIT Researchers.
The effects of climate change on the ecological role of bees
The timing has been beautifully choreographed by nature. Rising spring temperatures prompt many bee species to begin their search for the flowering plants they depend on for food—and which they propagate ...
NJIT mathematician releases 2014 Major League Baseball projections
As Opening Day rapidly approaches for most Major League Baseball teams, NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has prepared his annual MLB projections for the upcoming season. And, ...
Novel sensor system would flag structural weaknesses before bridges and stadiums collapse
NJIT will be part of an international team of engineers from universities in the U.S., Canada, and Qatar developing a novel system to detect the onset of structural damage on bridges, stadiums and other large public infrastructure.
With instruments in space and on earth, NJIT solar experts monitor the massive solar storm
The first powerful "X-class" solar flare of 2014, in association with another solar phenomenon, a giant cloud of solar particles known as a coronal mass ejection (CME), erupted from the sun on Tuesday, sending radiation and ...
NJIT researchers invent flexible battery made from carbon nanotubes
Researchers at NJIT have developed a flexible battery made with carbon nanotubes that could potentially power electronic devices with flexible displays.