Virginia C. Sulzberger '62 was recognized by NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering on July 31, 2015. From left: NCE Dean Moshe Kam, Virginia Sulzberger, and Leonid Tsybeskov, Chair of the Helen and John J. Hartmann Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Virginia Sulzberger '62, '66, a consultant at Electric Power Systems and a member of NJIT's Helen and John J. Hartmann Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Industry Advisory Board, will be inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in October.
Sulzberger was director-engineering at the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) for 20 years until her retirement in 2006. Prior to joining NERC, she held various engineering and planning positions with organizations that included Exxon Enterprises and PSE&G. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi.Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."