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Katherine August Named Whittaker International Scholar

Upon completing her Ph.D. Katherine August (Kit) - pictured left - learned that she was awarded the Whitaker International Scholarship enabling her to spend two years pursuing post doctoral research at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland (ETH).  more

PhD Student Yelda Alkan Wins at IEEE Neural Engineering Conference

Yelda Alkan, second year biomedical engineering doctoral student, is one of five graduate students to win the student paper and travel award from the IEEE Neural Engineering Conference held in Antalya, Turkey, in April 2009.  More

BME Senior Latest Recipient of the Madame Mau Outstanding Female Engineering Student Endowment Award

BME senior, Jumanah Yasmin, is the latest recipient of the prestigous Madame Mau Outstanding Female Engineering Student Endowment Award. The award recognizes a female student working toward a degree in one of Newark College of Engineering's disciplines, who excels in academics and leadership.  Jumanah was also honored with the NCE Outstanding Departmental Senior Award (for BME).  The awards were presented at the 2009 Salute to Engineering Excellence Event, held March 26, 2009 at the NJIT Campus.

ACEC Names Pfister Educator of the Year

The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACEC) honored Bryan J. Pfister, PhD with the 2008 Educator of the Year Award.  The award was presented at the 38th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony held March 19, 2009 at Rutgers University, New Jersey. 

Van Buskirk Honored as Mentor

Dr. William C. Van Buskirk, distinguished professor in Biomedical Engineering, was recently honored at the “Thank You Research” Gala sponsored by the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research.  The title of this year’s gala which was held on Thursday, October 26, 2006 was “The Art of the Mentor.”  Dr. Van Buskirk was honored for his work as a mentor to Dr. Richard T. Hart, currently chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Ohio State University.

Dr. Hart states that Dr. Van Buskirk’s influence was instrumental in his taking on his current role as Department Chair.  “He was an advocate for the department, faculty and students—collectively as well as individuals—one who tried to institutionalize collaboration rather than competition.  He was always optimistic, always focusing on the possibilities.”  Dr. Van Buskirk himself believes that one cannot be an effective leader in academia without being a mentor…”You must be interested in the success of others to be successful yourself,” says Dr. Van Buskirk.  He goes on to say: “I went into academia because I loved teaching and I found in mentoring yet another way to teach.  To my mind, one of the privileges and obligations of success is to be a mentor.”

Dr. Van Buskirk is seen here flanked on the left by Dr. William Hunter, chair of Biomedical Engineering and on the right by Dr. John Schuring, acting dean of Newark College of Engineering.

Senior Receives Outstanding Student award

Jason Vieira was honored with the 2005 Outstanding Senior Award from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Seventh Annual Newark College of Engineering Awards Banquet held in April at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriot. At left, Jason received congratulations from Dr. William Hunter, professor and chair of Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Ron Rockland, associate dean of NCE.

Biomedical Engineering Pioneer Receives Award

Michael J. Pappas '59, '64, president and CEO of Endotec, Inc, and designer of a knee implant known as the New Jersey Knee, received an NCE Outstanding Alumnus Award at the annual NCE Awards Banquet. At left, Dr. Pappas receives congratulations from Dr. David Kristol.

Some Biomedical Engineering Stories from NJIT's Features Site

July 23, 2014
Helping people recover from the debilitating effects of a stroke is an immensely complex challenge that requires deep knowledge of neurophysiology as well as effective therapy. Advancing such... read more!
July 10, 2014
Endomedix, a start-up company housed at NJIT’s business incubator, received a $1.4 million federal grant to develop a spray-on gel that surgeons will use to staunch bleeding during brain... read more!
June 23, 2014
Ghaith Androwis has developed a novel method for improving muscle control in children with cerebral palsy (CP) by targeting a pathway that bypasses the problem in the brain, mechanically... read more!