Past Stories

August 4, 2011
Diya Abdeljabbar is doing many interesting things at Princeton University.He is doing research that could result in major scientific breakthroughs such as the basis for making better... read more!
August 2, 2011
The second-richest man in the world pays for Elaine Gomez to attend NJIT.Elaine is a Gates Millennium Scholar, which means Bill Gates, by way of his foundation, pays her tuition.  Elaine, a... read more!
August 2, 2011
It was when she enrolled in graduate school that Gloria Portocarrero realized how lucky she was to have a Gates Scholarship.  The Gates scholarship, which paid for her undergraduate studies,... read more!
July 18, 2011
Louis Lanzerotti has made major contributions to America’s space program, both as a policy expert and as a scientist.  And one of his largest policy contributions was in deciding how... read more!
July 13, 2011
Sara Rin makes shoes out of soda cans, foldable whisks and paper cutouts that look like modern sculpture.She did all three projects for class. Sara is an industrial design major, the curriculum... read more!
June 29, 2011
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) offers first-generation college students a practical education.  And for many NCE students, that practical education, when combined with hard work,... read more!
June 22, 2011
During his first semester at NJIT, Wei Wang washed dishes. He had just arrived from China and needed money, so he worked as a dishwasher in the NJIT cafeteria. It was his job to take... read more!
June 22, 2011
The jobs that Joseph Fleming worked while a student in the 1970s were, to put it mildly, anything but pleasant."I had a kaleidoscope of horrific part-time jobs which included working with... read more!
May 24, 2011
While a student at NJIT, Namrata Patel had two majors -- biomedical engineering and applied math.  Most students struggle to excel in one major. She excelled in both.Namrata graduated... read more!
May 24, 2011
Dominick Cirillo earned good grades in high school, but he did poorly on his SATs.  Therefore, when he enrolled at NJIT he was placed in a remedial program. He started off by taking just 10... read more!