Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean’s Fund.
“The Newark College of Engineering looks forward to hosting many of its alumni and friends. This is an opportunity for NCE to reflect on its positive impact on the lives of graduates, the community and the profession,” said NCE Dean Moshe Kam.
“The event also provides opportunities to network, to meet the recipients of our student awards and to recommit to the expansion, reach and impact of NCE and NJIT.”
The 2017 NCE Outstanding Alumnus Award will be presented to Kevin G. Carswell ’79 and Rocco P. Palmieri, P.E., P.P., P.L.S. ’72, ’77.
During his 45-year career, Palmieri, of Barnegat, has worked in both the public and private sectors and is currently a senior project manager at Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
Carswell and Palmieri will join the ranks of accomplished alumni who have been honored by NCE for their achievements.
In 2016, Peter J. Abitante ’90, vice president of reconstructive implant product development at Stryker Orthopaedics, and Brian G. Kiernan ’70, retired vice president and chief scientist at Interdigital Corporation, LLC , received the NCE Outstanding Alumnus Award.
Each year, NCE recognizes an outstanding industry partner for their uniquely supportive relationship with NJIT. PSEG will receive the 2017 Outstanding Industry Partnership Award.
Jerome F. Gallagher, Jr. Esq.’80, a partner in Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA, will receive the NCE Spirit Award.
“NCE has a proud tradition of producing graduate engineers that have greatly contributed to industry and academia,” said Robert Cohen '83, '84, '87, chair of the NCE Board of Visitors. “Many of our alumni and industry partners demonstrate the best the college has to offer. The Salute event allows us to give them the recognition they deserve and have earned.”
Faculty, staff and student honorees reflect the diversity of the NJIT community
Faculty, staff and student honorees reflect the diversity of the NJIT community and demonstrate an impressive range of engineering achievement. The students, for example, are acknowledged for their contributions to such areas as innovative design, research and peer mentorship.
Brody Frees, Joseph Geise, and Thomas Reardon, students in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, will receive the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Design Award for their leadership of the Chem-E Car Team, which designed, fabricated and built a unique auto system for entry into the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ annual competition.
The Helen & John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Xueqing Huang, who has published 17 papers thus far in premium journals and conferences, will be recognized with the NCE Outstanding Graduate Student Award for her many accomplishments.
Mina Taheri ’16, whose dissertation work is focused on greening the broadband access networks and who is currently working as a senior software engineer in a high-tech industry company, Advanced Rotorcraft Technology in Silicon Valley, will be acknowledged with the NCE Outstanding Doctoral Student Dissertation Award for her excellence in both teaching and research in the Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Other students receiving recognition include Andrea Cano, who was named the recipient of the Madame Mau Outstanding Female Engineering Student Award and Outstanding Senior from the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Sahitya Allam, who was named Outstanding Senior Overall and Outstanding Senior in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, along with Christopher P. Donovan from the Department of Engineering Technology; Stefani Kocevska from the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering; Andrew Pennock from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; and Shahar Sarfati from the Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
For more information on the 2017 NCE Salute to Excellence, contact Angela Vega-Irvin at 973-596-3223 or visit www.nce.njit.edu/events/excellence2017.