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  1. FALL 2008
  2. TECHNOGENESIS TODAY Forbes ranks Stevens third in ROI in R&D addition to the core team of Michael Epstein. Director of Technical and Academic Development Frank Shinneman joined the company several at CES. The technologies are included in a years later as CEO. series of patents obtained by the founders of the company. The merged business is run out of The PlasmaSol team conducted a marketability Graver Technologies’ facility in Glasgow, Del. study of the technology’s environmental applica- tions and discovered very large market potential In September, Raveché appeared on “Power Lunch in several areas. Dr. George Korfiatis, University Europe” on CNBC World, where he discussed Provost and Vice President, and Dr. Christos the importance of innovation in the US and why Christodoulatos, Associate Provost for Academic outsourcing is not a viable cost-saving solution in Entrepreneurship, are also co-founders and tech- the long-run. nology advisors. “The CEOs, I’m afraid, have taken the easy way Following an initial grant by the New Jersey Com- out. We can manufacture a product in the US, a mission on Science and Technology, PlasmaSol high-tech product, and the final price will be as won major contracts for decontaminative applica- competitive with China if we use innovation in tions from the US Army and NASA. every step of the process. And still pay $30 an hour in the US with health benefits. But we’ve given In addition, the Forbes article cited HydroGlobe, Stevens’ third ranked profile on the Forbes website. up. The easy way is: outsource your jobs to lower a Technogenesis environmental technology com-Four Stevens professors receive top Bright Idea Awards your costs and appear to be more profitable. But pany incubated at Stevens. The company produces F orbes recently ranked Stevens third in return the fundamentals aren’t there because for the long- patented products for the removal of heavy metals on investment in areas of research and devel- term, you’re not investing in R&D and you don’t Four professors at Stevens have been selected papers, all of which have placed within the top nine on in-house capability requirements.” Professor — including lead and arsenic — from water, and opment. The article made note of Techno- have the new products and services in the pipelineto receive the Bright Idea Award, sponsored by the manuscripts from more than 125 publications. Patanakul received the Bright Idea Award in Project was sold to Graver Technologies, a filtration man- genesis®, stressing that students and professors to really drive the market,” said Raveché.Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University The two organizations have compiled the Seventh Management for his paper, “A decision support ufacturer, in 2004.and the NKPRO Foundation, the public policy Annual Volume of the Published Research Works of model for project manager assignments.” And work through research and commercialization “We tell our students that if you’re just a good engi-research affiliate of the New Jersey Business and business faculty within New Jersey from 2007. Professors Holahan and Mooney have each received issues concurrently, “rather concentrating on A patent from HydroGlobe was awarded the neer or scientist, you can be outsourced. But if youIndustry Association (NJBIA). Professor Bullen received the Bright Idea Award the Bright Idea Award in Conflict Resolution for their research and letting someone else worry about how Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for Technol- know how to add value to your organization, then The professors — Christine V. Bullen, Ann C. in Information Technology for her paper, “Chang- paper, “Don’t take it personally: Exploring cognitive to make money from it.” In considering the rank- ogy Transfer from the Research and Develop- it’s less likely that you’ll be outsourced,” he said.Mooney, Patricia J. Holahan and Peerasit Patanakul ing IT skills: The impact of sourcing strategies conflict as a mediator of affective conflict.” ings, Forbes took into account the Stevens spin-out ment Council of New Jersey. The original patent is— are each being awarded for their respective owned by Stevens, which has given to HydroGlobe In addition, Raveché appeared on BBC World PlasmaSol, which developed a way to decontami- nate buildings after a chemical or biological attack, the rights of exclusive use of the technology. News, where he addressed the gap in innovation, which sold for $17.5 million in 2006 when it was and the fact that Asia, rather than other areas of HydroGlobe was founded in 2000 by three Stevens acquired by Stryker Corporation. the world, has taken the lead in research. professors based on research conducted at theContents “Those [Silicon Valley] companies were started Center for Environmental Systems (CES), directed The emphasis on innovation, said Raveché, “has after the students left Stanford,” President Raveché at that time by Dr. Christos Christodoulatos. In to come from both the private sector and the told Forbes. “Our students start companies here.” addition to Christodoulatos, the HydroGlobe government from the very top and be a mindset. It founders include Dr. George P. Korfiatis (CES can’t be a program. It has to be a national agenda, a PlasmaSol developed a technology that will allow founding director) and Dr. Xiaoguang Meng, national purpose.” Stryker to provide sterilization equipment for use 3 TECHNOGENESIS TODAY Stevens Institute of Technology Office of Communications in sterilizing certain of its MedSurg Equipment products. “We tell our students that if you’re just a good engineer or scientist, 4 you can be outsourced. But if you know how to add value to your Castle Point on Hudson The basic technology at the core of PlasmaSol Cor- LATEST NEWS Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 poration is an invention by Stevens scientists, known as Capillary Discharge Non-Thermal Plasma. organization, then it’s less likely that you’ll be outsourced.” Director: 6 FEATURE STORY Patrick A. Berzinski Editor & Assistant Director: The work to propagate large-volume cold plasmas began in earnest at Stevens in 1996. That year, Dr. — President Harold J. Raveché Stevens recognized by NSA and DHS Stephanie Mannino Erich Kunhardt of the Department of Physics and as a Center of Excellence Media Assistant: Engineering Physics, received a development grant Meagen Henning-Hinds from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. 9 With his Stevens colleague Dr. Kurt Becker, Photographer: SPECIAL EVENTS Jim Cummins Kunhardt went for a much sought-after goal: engineering dynamic plasma reactions in a non- Internet & Media Consultant: 11 vacuum environment. Their success translating Randolph Hoppe, STEVENS PEOPLE All content, images and related information is the R+Y Communications particle theory to measurable results in the lab opened a whole new range of applications. property of the Stevens News Service, Office of Print Design: 14 FACULTY NEWS Advancement and University Communications at Stevens Institute of Technology. Any unauthorized use or replication is strictly prohibited. Christian Drury Design Contact Information: +1.201.216.5116 In 1999, three graduate students from Stevens co-founded PlasmaSol to commercialize the non- thermal plasma technology: Kurt Kovach, Seth Copyright 2008 Stevens Institute of Technology. Stevens’ President Harold J. Raveché appeared on CNBC World and BBC World News to discuss the All rights reserved. smannino@stevens.edu A. Tropper and Richard Crowe, with the later importance of innovation in a global economy. Check out more news on our website: www.StevensNewsService.com/Views www.StevensNewsService.com/views 3
  3. LATEST NEWS LATEST NEWS Joseph Mitola appointed VP for the Research Enterprise The people in the DR are very Veteran technologist and nition cycle on which the sensing and opportunis- anxious and enthusiastic about pioneering researcher, Dr. tic use of radio spectrum whitespace is based. www.iStockphoto.com Joseph Mitola, has been In addition, Mitola serves on the Committee this project and are impressed appointed Stevens’ Vice for Universal Radio Frequency Capabilities for by what we can offer.” President for the Research the US Special Operations Command of the Enterprise as well as a National Research Council of the National — Stevens Student Eileen Parra Distinguished Professor, Academy of Sciences. Dr. Joseph Mitola holding a joint appoint- Before joining Stevens, Mitola served as Chief ment at the Schaefer Scientist of the Department of Defense (DoD) School of Engineering and Science and the School Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC) for Stevens awarded of Systems and Enterprises. The MITRE Corporation, where he led program $1 million for advanced “Mitola’s experience in industry, government teams to invent novel solutions to critical DoD and academe, as well his pioneering contributions mission-shortfalls in telecommunications and biofuels research in research, are outstanding qualifications for this information processing. new position that has been created to advance the Between 2002 and 2005, he was on loan from Stevens has been awarded $1 million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to support research university’s recognition and standing among the MITRE to the US DoD to develop trustable and development into biomass conversion technol- world’s leading research universities,” said George cognitive systems for the US Defense Advanced ogies. The grant is one of six awarded by the DOE P. Korfiatis, Provost and University VP. Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as Special to various higher-education institutions to develop As Vice President for the Research Enterprise, Assistant to the DARPA Director. From 1997 their advanced biofuels projects. In total, the DOE Professor Mitola will be responsible for promoting to 1999 he was founding Technical Director of will invest up to $4.4 million in these university proj- large-scale, cross-disciplinary research initiatives Cryptologic Modeling and Simulation for the US ects for their research into how non-food feedstocks among Stevens’ diverse research centers, laborato- DoD. Between 1994 and 1996, his MITRE role can be transformed into advanced biofuels. ries and contract research projects. was General Systems Engineer for the US Defense The universities are required to invest an additional “Through Dr. Mitola’s leadership, the university’s Airborne Reconnaissance Office where he led the 20% of their own funding, which brings the entire recognition as a force in research will be promoted creation of the congressionally mandated strategy investment into these six projects to $5.7 million. Stevens strengthens Dominican both urban and rural areas. As a result, there will be increased prevention against hurricanes and nationally and internationally, thereby providing and was responsible for the transition of billions added value for internal and external constituen- of dollars of legacy sensors, communications, and Stevens will receive its $1 million over the course of three years. The project will be led and executed by Republic’s Early Warning System flooding for the whole island. Creating a more technological EWS will also cies,” said Stevens’ President Harold. J. Raveché. information systems to low cost mission effective the New Jersey Center for MicroChemical Systems increase employment opportunities in the DR Vice President Mitola will promote such initia- modernized tactical distributed processing (NJCMCS) in partnership with BASF Catalysts LLC. for Inundation and provide greater educational opportunities for engineers who will be involved with the EWS. tives in government agencies, as well as the private networks. In 1993 he served as Special Technical sector. He will be responsible for investments that Advisor to the Executive Office of the President of advance the goals and objectives of the Institute’s the United States. NJCMCS is an academic research center that has been established at Stevens with state, federal and Stevens plans to train Dominican engineers in the internal funding of over $12 million during the last S tevens’ Center for Maritime Systems began a for hands-on experience doing management work modeling and rehabilitation of the improved EWS Strategic Positioning Plan by working in close col- Mitola is the recipient of many awards, including five years. BASF Catalysts is a US-based company project to strengthen the Early Warning Sys- for the construction of Aurora del Sol Hotel in and work jointly with them during the installation laboration with the academic deans, department the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for that has expertise in a broad range of catalyst and directors, center directors and Exceptional Public Service reactor design technologies. tem (EWS) for Inundations in the Dominican Santo Domingo, DR. process. A mirror site to DR’s EWS, which will be principal investigators. (2005) and the Inaugural Republic. The project is focused on developing the technology of the DR’s EWS and providing the most Since moving to the US, Parra has returned to located at Stevens’ Davidson Laboratory, will help visit her country every summer and always looked oversee the work being done and serve as a back-up Mitola is recognized inter- “ Through Dr. Mitola’s Recipient of the SDR Forum With its award, Stevens plans to evaluate and demonstrate a novel microchannel reactor to up-to-date equipment to improve accuracy in detec- for ways to give back. She feels that working with the EWS if the DR’s system gets destroyed in a disaster. nationally for his formulation leadership, the univer- Industry Achievement Award reform pyrolysis oil into synthesis gas. The project tion of hurricanes and prevent flooding on the island. EWS is the opportunity she’s been waiting for. After “The people in the DR are very anxious and and groundbreaking research (2002). He has also served intends to use the novel reactor and precisely The genesis of the EWS effort began in 2007 familiarizing herself with the enthusiastic about this project in software-defined radio sity’s recognition as a as the Editor in Chief, of controlled operating conditions to produce a high yield of synthesis gas using reduced energy. when Dr. Harold J. Raveché, President of Stevens, EWS project goals, she submit- and are impressed by what we (SDR) and cognitive radio force in research will the Radio Communications was attending a meeting in the DR during which ted a proposal to Stevens’ Tech- “ If this program is can offer,” said Parra, “They systems and technologies. In be promoted nationally Series IEEE Communications The project abstract, Dual Layer Monolith ATR of Pyrolysis Oil for Distributed Synthesis Gas the topic of vast hurricane devastation came up. Dr. Raveché offered his help and asked Dr. nogenesis® program to further the work in the DR. The pro- successful in the DR, it believe it’s possibleaway. They want to start right and they addition to having published the first technical paper on and internationally...” Magazine 1998–2003. He is a lifetime member Production, was prepared and written by Professor Adeniyi Lawal of the Department of Chemical Alan Blumberg, Director of Stevens’ Center for posal was accepted and Parra can be taken to other are also very honest and open software radio architecture — President Harold J. Raveché of the Armed Forces Com- Engineering and Materials Science. He is also the Maritime Systems, and Dr. Thomas O. Herrington, traveled to the DR to continue to receiving help.” in 1991, Mitola has taught munications and Electronics also of the Center, to see how Stevens could offer project development from June Caribbean countries.” A proposal for technical courses in software radio in Association (AFCEA), the project’s principal investigator. assistance. They began collaborative efforts with through August 2008. advancement funding for the US, Europe and Asia. Association of Old Crows (Electronic Defense), Other higher-education institutions selected for Janet Kunhardt at Stevens Institute of Technology “Hurricanes have always — Dr. Alan Blumberg the program was recently their projects are the University of Toledo, for its As founding chair of the SDR Forum in 1996, and the Association for the Advancement of International (SITI), and together they established been a concern in the DR,” submitted by Stevens to the plans to simultaneously convert cellulose to sugar he pioneered global innovation in SDR among Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). and fermentation to ethanol; Montana State Univer- important relationships with leaders and engineers explained Parra, “but since the hurricanes in United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) and a industry, government, and academic research orga- He has published extensively in the area of sity, which will partner with Utah State University to in the DR to establish the program. October and November of 2007, which took place proposal will soon be submitted to USAID. “If this nizations. Later, his 1999 Licentiate Thesis in Telein- cognitive radio and teleinformatics. evaluate the oil content of algae; the University of Blumberg received more assistance for promoting during hurricane off-season, DR wanted to improve program is successful in the DR, it can be taken to formatics, coined the term “cognitive radio” for the Mitola holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Georgia, which will evaluate cost-effective algae- the EWS project when Eileen Parra, a Stevens Civil the method of monitoring hurricanes at all times.” other Caribbean countries,” said Blumberg. integration of machine perception of RF, visual and Electrical Engineering with Highest Honors from biofuel production systems, along with using the Engineering student and a native of the DR, joined Stevens’ assistance with improved technology and Five years from now, Parra hopes to see the new abundance of litter from the poultry industry as speech domains with machine learning into SDR to Northeastern University; a Master of Science the team. Parra moved to the US from the DR equipment will increase DR’s ability to detect EWS in the DR up and running. She predicts it a source of low-cost nutrients; the University of make dynamic spectrum access technically viable. degree in Engineering from The Johns Hopkins when she was six years old. She always had a love for hurricanes on time, even during hurricane off- will take about one year to receive funding for the Maine, for its plans to determine the optimal yield His doctoral dissertation, Cognitive Radio University; a Licentiate in Engineering; and math, and her uncle, a civil engineer in the DR, had season and all year long. As accuracy in detecting project, two years for installation of the software and productivity of high-potential bacteria; and (KTH, June 2000), created the first architecture Doctorate in Teleinformatics from The Royal Georgia Tech Research Corporation, which will inspired her to study civil engineering. During the hurricanes improves, so will the efficiency of and equipment and a few more years to achieve a for such autonomous radios, formulating the cog- Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm. determine which models will best maximize syn- summer of 2007, her uncle gave her an opportunity transmitting the message to DR natives who live in good record of storm prediction. thesis gas yield from an optimized gasifier.4 StevensViews FALL 2008 www.StevensNewsService.com/views 5
  4. FEATURE STORY FEATURE STORY In addition, on July 11, Stevens held an inaugural ceremony to kick off the Department of Home- land Security-designated Center of Excellence in Port Security, to be known formally as the Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce. The event was held in the atrium of the Babbio Center for Technology Management, and included remarks from Stevens’ President Harold J. Raveché; Dean of Engineering and Science, Michael S. Bruno; and Mr. Jay Cohen, Under Secretary, Science and Technology Directorate, US Department of Homeland Security, and Dr. Matthew Clark, Director, University Programs, US Department of Homeland Security. Attendees also were addressed by Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, and Congressmen Steven R. Rothman and Bill Pascrell, Jr. “Today is about research and education, creativity and innovation, as we look for technological solutions to the complex issues facing our maritime systems,” said Bruno. The Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Professors Sven Dietrich and Susanne Wetzel (above) led the application process for Stevens’ designation Commerce will focus on sensors, modeling and as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. analysis to improve maritime domain awareness. Opposite page: Representative Pascrell, Senator Lautenberg and Representative Rothman listen to The center will also address the question: can a opening remarks from Dean Michael S. Bruno, July 11, 2008. marine transportations system be designed for the United States that is that is resilient to man- Among academic partners represented at the The US Merchant Marine Academy’s Global made and natural threats. event, Rutgers’ President Richard McCormick Maritime and Transportation School is a federal addressed the attendees regarding the importance partner in the endeavor. Stevens recognized by NSA and “Terrorism is real. The fact that 9-11 happened a few years ago should not diminish this issue. of the center’s mission. The National Centers of Academic Excellence Representatives from the non-university partners No political statement should understate it, nor DHS as a Center of Excellence in IA Research Program was launched in “Rutgers takes seriously… its mission of service also spoke at the event. Bethann Rooney, Man- September 2007 to address the need for robust overstate it. The reality, its significance, is true,” to the state and nation,” said McCormick. ager, Port Security, Port Authority of New York IA technology, policy and practices that will said Raveché. “We’re strongly committed and New Jersey, and Richard L. Canas, Director This year, sTevens has been recognized by boTh The enable our Nation to effectively prevent and respond to a catastrophic event. The vision for “Terrorists and criminals “ Today is about research to homeland security and to research and service in of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, both addressed the audience. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland this program is to establish a process that will will always take advantage and education, creativity this particularly acute 21st of seams and anything we Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of present opportunities for IA research centers can do to minimize that and innovation, as we century, demanding area.” to drill deeper into much needed solutions is good for security and Besides Stevens Institute of Technology, information assurance and port security. to securing the global information grid and look for technological The center brings together other universities designated as National bad for the terrorists and a unique set of academic Centers of Academic Excellence in provide NSA, DHS and other federal agencies solutions to the complex S criminals,” said Cohen. Information Assurance Research include: tevens has been selected by the National This most recent designation builds on Stevens’ with insight into academic IA programs that institutions and public and Security Agency (NSA) and the Department excellent history of being a National Security can support advanced academic research and The Institute will receive issues facing our private sectors with diverse Auburn University The Pennsylvania State of Homeland Security (DHS) as one Agency (NSA) Center of Academic development capabilities. expertise and significant of the first 23 National Centers of Excellence in Information Assurance grants of up to $2 million maritime systems.” expertise in developing new Boston University University per year for between four The University of Texas Academic Excellence in Information Education for the academic years The National Security Agency and the Depart- and six years to research — Dean Michael S. Bruno knowledge, models, tools, Dartmouth College at Dallas Assurance Research (CAE-R). Stevens 2003 through 2006, and 2006 ment of Homeland Security jointly sponsor the these issues to better pro- policies and procedures, George Mason University University of California will hold this designation from 2008 through 2009. The application National Centers of Academic Excellence Pro- tect the maritime industry. and education/training methodologies related to Indiana University at Davis to 2013. Universities designated as process for the CAE-R designation grams. This partnership was formed in April global maritime security and coastal safety. University of California Johns Hopkins University at Irvine Centers of Academic Excellence in was led by Professors Susanne Wetzel 2004, and responds to Priority III of the Presi- “We learned so many things since 9-11 about Mississippi State University University of Illinois at Information Assurance (IA) Education and Sven Dietrich (Computer Science), dent’s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace of the threats that are facing us and continue to In addition to Rutgers, university partners Urbana-Champaign and Centers of Academic Excellence in IA and their efforts were supported by Professor 2003. The President’s National Strategy to Secure face us, even today. That includes maritime include the University of Miami; the University Missouri University of Science and Technology University of Maryland, Research are eligible to apply for scholarships K.P. (Suba) Subbalakshmi from ECE. Cyberspace refers to cyberspace as the nervous threats, threats at our ports and goods shipped of Puerto Rico; the Massachusetts Institute of Baltimore County North Carolina State and grants through both the Federal and system of our Nation’s critical infrastructures, into our ports. So we’re very realistic, we’re not Technology; and Monmouth University. Non- University University of North Department of Defense Information Assurance Presentations were made to the designated centers and indicates that the healthy functioning of panicking, but this is a great occasion to use our university partners include JBC International; Carolina, Charlotte Northeastern University Scholarship Programs. This designation will on June 4, 2008 during an awards ceremony at cyberspace is essential to our economy and our academic intuitions to come up with new ways Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors; University of Pittsburgh the annual conference of the Colloquium for Oklahoma State University also lend itself to numerous opportunities for national security. Securing cyberspace presents to protect our ports, to protect nuclear devices the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; University of Washington advanced research in the field, and is a testament Information Systems Security Education. a difficult strategic challenge, and information or other devices that can cause us harm,” said the Pacific Basin Development Council; and the Polytechnic University to the outstanding IA research already being assurance education is a critical component in Congressman Steven R. Rothman. Nansen Environmental Remote Sensing Center. The George Washington University conducted here at Stevens. successfully meeting that challenge.6 StevensViews FALL 2008 www.StevensNewsService.com/views 7
  5. SPECIAL EVENTS SPECIAL EVENTS The continued preeminence of America and our economic well-being will be borne of your generation’s ability to advance our understanding and application of science and technology.” — Governor Jon S. Corzine Commencement 2008 T he class of 2008, one of Stevens’ largest, was addressed by New Jersey In 1973, Carlson joined RCA Laboratories, which became part of SRI in Governor Jon S. Corzine and Dr. Curtis R. Carlson, president and 1987 as Sarnoff Corporation. As head of Ventures and Licensing at Sar- CEO of SRI International, at the university’s 136th undergraduate noff, he helped found more than 12 new companies. He started and helped ceremony. Both the governor and Dr. Carlson received Doctor of lead the high-definition television (HDTV) program that became the Engineering degrees, Honoris Causa. US standard and in 1997 won an Emmy® Award for outstanding technical achievement for Sarnoff. “The continued preeminence of America and our Another team started and led by Carlson won an economic well-being will be borne of your genera- Emmy for Sarnoff in 2000 for a system that mea- tion’s ability to advance our understanding and appli- sures broadcast image quality. In 2007, Carlson was cation of science and technology,” said Corzine. named chairman of Sarnoff ’s Board of Directors. In 2005, Corzine announced his candidacy for the “You’re graduating in an exciting time. We live in a governorship of New Jersey, promising to bring the world of unprecedented opportunity — a world of same business practices and integrity that helped him abundance. In the knowledge age, the age you’re in, run Goldman Sachs to state government. He built his there are no limits to growth,” said Carlson. “Unlike campaign around his comprehensive ethics proposal, land and other physical resources, ideas and creativity revamping the state’s property tax system, building are unlimited. But it is a world of abundance only for a stronger economy, and improving education and those who can see the opportunities in front of them Governor Jon S. Corzine healthcare. Corzine was sworn in as New Jersey’s and those who have the skills to take advantage of 54th Governor on January 17, 2006. them. Without these skills it can seem like a world of scarcity. Fortunately, you are among that rare group “Your experience at Stevens will put you at the front with the required skills. For you, an exciting journey line of that. There is a host of examples of great suc- is just beginning.” cess of your predecessors carrying that forward. From Colonel Stevens steam engine to its successor the The Class of 2008 features not one but three internal combustion engine. From Kitty Hawk to students graduating with perfect 4.0 grade-point the Apollo program. Even this very day a landing on averages: Anthony Najem, Totowa, N.J., graduating Mars. From the telegraph to the internet, America with a Bachelor of Engineering degree with High has lead the advance with innovation and invention. Honors from the Chemical Engineering program We are people filled with creativity and a search for in the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science; curiosity in all of our doings. I’m proud to recognize Kresti Pecani, Staten Island, N.Y., graduating with that New Jersey has been inextricably linked to those a Bachelor of Science degree with High Honors advances. You’ll hear that from Dr. Carlson in a few Dr. Curtis R. Carlson from the Chemical Biology program in the Schaefer seconds. From Edison’s Menlo Park to the genius of School; and Amanda Rogers, Mahopac, N.Y., Bell Labs to the super-think tank of the Institute for Advanced Studies in graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering degree with High Honors Princeton — or right here at Stevens. America and New Jersey carried the from the Chemical Engineering program, the Schaefer School. All three mantle of the Industrial Revolution into the 20th century, and again we graduates addressed their peers during the ceremony. will carry the age of technology into the 21st,” Corzine said. Verizon Telecom President Virginia P. Ruesterholz, a Stevens alumna Carlson became president and CEO of SRI International in December and Board of Trustees member, addressed the graduate commencement 1998. Previously, he spent more than 20 years with Sarnoff Corporation, a ceremony. She also received an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree. wholly owned SRI subsidiary.8 www.StevensNewsService.com/views 9
  6. SPECIAL EVENTS STEVENS PEOPLE Alumna Profile: Julia Howe, Class of 2001, a model of creative entrepreneurship J ulia Howe ’01, daughter of Marc and Tsugiko Howe’s major challenge in keep- Howe, is a true engineering entrepreneur. ing her companies in business has been finding the balance between Howe’s interest in engineering was sparked as a market demand and development. young girl when she received her first Capsella and “Unfortunately, you can’t just go Lego set from her grandfather, Wesley J. Howe ’43, to the market with a good idea and who was a major influence in her life. Years later, hope that the idea will sell itself,” Howe started a computer-programming hobby in said Howe. “As an entrepreneur, her bedroom, which led her in the late 1980s and you have to maneuver creatively early 1990s into the underworld of dial-up BBSes around the minefield of vaporware (Bulletin Board Systems). By the mid-90s, Howe accusations, the ever-climbing had started her own terminal-mode bulletin board technology curve, and keep every- system (Realm of Mirage BBS), which became one excited for what’s to come. part of Cyberwar Internet Service Provider. Howe That becomes a major exercise in even applied to Stevens Institute of Technology community management.” through the university’s BBS. In the fall of 2005, Howe’s career At Stevens, Howe began her studies as a Computer took a turn when she auditioned Science major, but later changed her major to for a role on the online sci-fi series Philosophy and Social Science, with the vision of Venus Rises and began working preparing herself for a future of entrepreneurship. with Jason Birdsall, a graduate of Howe’s work experience led her to game design, the Full Sail School of the Record- midi music and web development. ing Arts and director of the Venus “At Stevens this was also my focus,” she explained, Rises series. In 2006, she became “until the required Humanities minor for Com- Venus Rises’ webmistress and was puter Science majors opened my eyes to Phi- subsequently promoted as the Julia Howe, Class of 2001. losophy and Sociology. I felt my work experience show’s production manager after Stevens hosts US-India Day entering into partnership agreements with Indian Universities and hope- fully also with companies based in India,” said Raveché, adding, “Being on would speak for itself and changing majors wasn’t a huge risk, given my ambitions. It was always in the earning her Project Management Professional Cer- its members’ lives offline. ‘Rubies of Eventide’ is tificate from Stevens. Currently, she coordinates another example of a strong community, defying the board of organizations in Asia, I get to see developments, and I’m very back of my mind that I’d start my own company actors for ADR (audio dialogue replacement) ses- the commercial viability of a decade-old online S tevens, IIT Delhi and the University of Alabama jointly hosted excited about the emerging economic and technological strengths of India.” and work on what I loved — online games.” sions, manages the schedule and deliverables for game. Similarly, I hope that Venus Rises will US-India Day as part of a three-day conference on flexible enterprises Speakers included Ambassador Neelam Deo, consul general, consulate general computer graphics, maintains the website, deco- attract a crowd that will shamelessly redefine what that ran from June 14–16, 2008 at Stevens. US-India Day was held on of India; Mark J. Riedy, attorney at law, Andrews Kurth LLP; Jack Lerer, Howe earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy rates sets, plans their convention presences and it means to be involved in a vidcast community.” June 16 in the Babbio Center. president, IDT International; Ron Somers, president, US-India Business and Social Science and minored in music while does the majority of marketing at Stevens. She also earned a graduate certificate Aside from academics, Howe The workshop included representatives from leading US Council; Frank McDonough, president, New York Shipping Association, for Hermit of the Mountain and Indian companies, and academics from the US and Inc.; Charlie Gulotta, Strategic Global Sourcing, Infosys in Project Management from the Howe School of Technology Management and is currently working and Venus Rises. Howe said, “My advice for also participated in extra- curricular activities while at Technologies Limited; Mahesh Haryu, senior technology “It’s been a long road, but it’s IIT Delhi, one of India’s leading technology schools. These participants discussed the opportunities and issues involved executive, Altria Corporate Services, Inc.; Brian D. Smith, toward a master’s degree. “Stevens has a very highly rewarding to be on the women engineers Stevens. She played on Ste- comprehensive project management curriculum,” vens’ soccer and tennis teams, in US-India commerce. In addition, attendees focused on partner and managing director, TPI. said Howe. “Entrepreneurs and programmers alike edge of a budding sci-fi series.” is to have no fear. and she was a member of the questions such as: How can US companies take advantage of business opportunities in India? How can Indian com- “India-US relations have certainly become much more substantive, they’ve become much more intensive there would benefit from taking Project Management classes just to help them develop a sense for During the production of Venus Rises, Howe worked closely You’re not alone!” Anime Club and served as vice president of the Gamers Club panies take advantage of business opportunities in the US? is an increasing number of areas of cooperation and the breaking complex, multidisciplinary jobs down with several Stevens alumni — Julia Howe, Class of 2001 in 2001. Before coming to Ste- Other topics included outsourcing, freight transportation, interaction between the two countries has become more and planning projects more strategically. The including Arnand Kularajah vens, Howe attended Ramapo virtual teams and managing across cultures. frequent. There are multi-layered exchanges between the program at Stevens helped prepare me for the (Starship concept and design, 3D modeling/ High School in Franklin Lakes, N.J., where she “For some time now, Stevens has been privileged to have political leadership, business and industry, the scientists, Project Management Professional/Proficiency animation), Damien Amores (lead male actor participated in the school’s Academic Decathlon, on its faculty scholars, who were born, and some educated students and military personnel,” said Deo. Exam, and I passed on the first try.” in Venus Rises Series1) and Michael Krupnick Inventors Forum, the basketball team and the as well, in India. So that culture, that tradition, has been (lead male actor in the episode “Ikarus”). Other track and field team. “The progress just in the last couple of years between us With a number of years of work experience and evident in our faculty for quite some time. In addition, the members of the Stevens community involved includes landmark agreements such as the Open Skies an energetic, entrepreneurial spirit, Howe has Howe currently works as Community Marketing student body, both undergraduate and graduate, includes in the project include Robert Morris (practical Agreement and the number of flights between India and managed to create several start-up companies — Manager for Vogster Entertainment, as Production men and women who were either born in India or whose effects engineer), Nicholas Muir (IT consultant), the US have increased by a multiple of 10 times in the Mnemosyne LLC, with projects including “Rubies Manager for Hermit of the Mountain and is the parents were born in India. So we have very active Indian Peter Calderon (sound engineer) and the current last two years. We have a new defense agreement, we have of Eventide,” a massive, multiplayer RPG game; CEO of Mnemosyne LLC. student associations, and the campus reflects many of the Ambassador Neelam Deo. members of WEXP, now rechristened SITtv. an energy and economic dialogue, we have a knowledge “Lolcattz” CCG, which is based on a popular interests and cultures of India,” said Stevens’ President initiative in agriculture, we have new agreements in “My advice for women engineers is to have no message board meme; Fennecfoxes.com, which is In regards to her greatest successes thus far, Howe Harold J. Raveché. science and technology. We have revitalized our earlier agreements in space, fear,” said Howe. “You’re not alone! Making games home of “Aggrofox,” the web comic, the premiere said, “I’d have to say that the fact that all those kids in the defense industry and in research and development. And these are all is a multi-disciplinary endeavor, and it takes all “With our faculty now, and the Dean of the School of Systems and Enter- source of information for owners and breeders and who were awkward or outcast in their respective the elements that constitute modern economies, and those sectors of the types of people. prises, we are getting increasingly more involved in India. For example, the a genealogy application for tracking exotic pet fox high schools that called my BBS are still to this day School of Systems and Enterprises conducted a special workshop in systems economy that interact most between the US and India,” said Deo. bloodlines; and Hermit of the Mountain, a sci-fi my close friends, is a testament to my ability to “Do a good job, and you’ll be aptly rewarded.” engineering for the Indian Space Administration earlier this year. We are set rental and design service. create and sustain communities online, enriching10 StevensViews FALL 2008 www.StevensNewsService.com/views 11
  7. STEVENS PEOPLE STEVENS PEOPLE It’s always been about the Stevens partners with NJ hospitals to upgrade music. I am a musician first, healthcare leadership and workplace skills technician second.” Leaders are born, world, field-proven techniques to hire the best Glennon of Stevens, he said it took him “two days — Professor Robert Harari not made, right? Not possible professionals for the benefit of everyone in to realize it was for real. The real catch was doing according to Dr. Don our state.” the paperwork for it,” he says, noting that it took Lombardi, Program So, instead of these new managers asking for 289 hours of preparation and grant-writing. “A Director of Healthcare a potential employee’s qualifications or a list of couple of nights I was asking myself, ‘Why am I Leadership and Man- strengths and weaknesses, the program teaches doing this?’” agement at the Howe them to have the person discuss a recent mistake Lombardi adds that Stevens is “the first one to School of Technology and how it was remedied. “If you hire someone do something like this within the state. It was a Management. who will be an excellent performer,” Lombardi says, real education process for me to understand all of Lombardi currently “that will resonate strongly throughout the entire the information New Jersey needed, and it was an helms the Stevens organization as well as its community.” education for them, too. But I certainly give us all Healthcare Educational The grant will train more than 1,000 workers in an ‘A+’ for making it happen, and our intent is to Partnership (SHEP), courses that also include strategic planning, database make all New Jerseyans that use these facilities the Dr. Don Lombardi which during the summer use and management, enterprise resource planning, real winners.” received a $684,000 workforce development grant and business communication. The hospitals in the Lombardi notes that it’s a difficult economy for from the New Jersey Department of Labor. The consortium will match the grant with $1,159,905 hospitals, as evidenced by the many that have closed objective of the program is to develop new leaders of their own resources. throughout the state in the past couple of years. and managers for a consortium of four major New Stevens will provide the training for new “We’ve really got a great start at Newark Beth Israel Jersey healthcare providers — the St. Barnabas managers, support staff, direct patient care staff, Medical Center, and they’re thrilled to get this train- Health Care System, the CentraState Medical clinical managers, medical practice managers and ing, which we’ve customized for them,” he says. System, Hoboken University Medical Center and business service managers. “When we initially presented how the grant Kessler Rehabilitation. The objectives of this unique partnership are to will work, we did 14 sessions as ‘lunch-and-learns’ Faculty Profile: Professor Robert Harari and Bill Lewis, the client who wrote the main song, Why is such an initiative important? According provide statewide support for for hospital employees. Four- to Lombardi, all it takes is a review of the Peter front-line and management teen out of 14 times they was in tears when he heard the recording. The power of well produced music!” Principle, which, according to the 1968 book of the development; develop new “ We‘ve really got a great clapped but then they asked same name (by Dr. Laurence J. Peter), is defined as leaders and managers for the — ‘hey, what’s the catch?’ R obert Harari, an Industry Assistant Professor in Harari is multi-talented. He is a classically trained Harari’s studio has also been a classroom where “a hierarchy [where] every employee tends to rise to consortium participants; sup- start at Newark Beth They found it as hard to students collaborate with the professional musicians Stevens’ Music and Technology program, has pianist and also plays the trumpet and percussion. incorporated his love for music into the study He was the first sound designer for the New York and learn how to produce and record songs. his level of incompetence.” port economic and community Israel Medical Center, believe as I did. But they are “Through the courses, students come to class and While The Peter Principle is a humorous take on development; create long-term now seeing it is as good as we’d of technology, enabling the Music and Technology City Tap Festival, and the festival was so successful we are able to use tracks of whatever sessions I had what happens when people are promoted in the partnerships among New Jer- and they’re thrilled to hoped — for everyone.” program to grow rapidly. Music and Technology is that it became an annual event. His work with Tap workforce, the principle has real validity, according sey’s leaders in healthcare and Customized training grants a newly formed major that is dedicated to the study dancers spans very high profile events with Gregory recently worked as source material for the students to Lombardi, who notes that in healthcare, Stevens; and develop a health- get this training...” are matching grants awarded to learn through. Often times, those tracks were of music and its relation to science and technology. Hines all the way to Savion Glover. He had a part someone can be a great nurse or lab person, but care education infrastructure. to New Jersey businesses created by some of the most amazing musicians,” — Dr. Don Lombardi This program encourages students to take their in designing the stage set for the Barbara Streisand when promoted to a team leader or manager, he or Lombardi calls getting the to provide training to the said Harari. interest and turn it into a career. Harari is a perfect millennium concert at the MGM in Las Vegas, she is unprepared for the new responsibilities. grant “an incredible journey, company’s workforce in skills The Music and Technology program prides itself match for the program: He has devoted his career Nevada in which Mr. Glover had a principal role. “If you look at these four great New Jersey as this truly is a vanguard partnership between the specifically needed to increase productivity and on its small classes, and encourages students to to music and technology. A Hoboken resident since 1989, Harari has healthcare organizations, they all share stellar state; four of our best healthcare organizations; and marketability. The grants, awarded through the work closely with both faculty and their peers. The Harari received a music degree from New York always enjoyed attending concerts at DeBaun professionals who are technically expert and are our premier technology, business and engineering Department of Labor and Workforce Development, small classes enable students to work one-on-one University and his passion for music has been Auditorium. While at DeBaun in 2005, Harari now getting promoted to management,” he says. “A school.” When he heard that getting such a grant are funded through the Workforce Development with the musicians and technicians, providing a evident throughout his career. “It’s always been learned about the Music and Technology program. lot of times, they aren’t afforded the opportunity might be a possibility from a colleague, Sharen Partnership Program. strong learning environment in which students can about the music,” said Harari. “I am a musician He had enjoyed working with students in the past, to learn how to deal with challenging situations or grow creatively. first, technician second.” His diverse background so he reached out to David Musial to see if he could the ‘art and science’ of people management. For Harari strongly believes that this method has Stevens Healthcare Educational in both music and technology has captivated both offer his expertise to Stevens’ students as well. example, a lab technician works in specific analysis improved student life. Recently, Stevens students audiences and the students he teaches. Musial and Harari began working together to and with equipment. In becoming a manager, he have been working with other Stevens students. “Rob is not just a Music Technology educator. He is also an amazing mentor. He goes out of his create a music program that offered students a foundation in technical skills while encouraging The Stevens string quartet has recorded in his doesn’t have a precise manual and is dealing in an area that is far from being an exact science.” Partnership Members studio. Harari has also worked very close with way to make sure his students have a thorough them to experiment with new creative ideas. Lombardi says the program will teach these The Stevens Healthcare Educational Partnership (SHEP) will develop new leaders and managers Castle Point Records, part of Stevens Multi-Media. understanding of the course content and he makes “I wrote the classes as I went along. Soon enough new team leaders project management and for a consortium of four major New Jersey healthcare providers. These partners include: Students who are interested in entering the music his classes fun. I hear these comments from our I had six intense courses that were enough for four computer skills, and perhaps more important, good media field have the opportunity to produce CDs students all the time,” said David Musial, Director semesters of sound recording, sound design and management skills in the tradition of Peter Drucker for exciting new bands. • The Saint Barnabas Health Care System: Com- • Kessler Rehabilitation Services: Kessler of Music and Technology at Stevens. audio for post production,” Harari said. and other great management thinkers — “getting prised of six major medical centers; more than is the major provider of rehabilitation Harari produced three of the songs on the first Harari has been a recording engineer for 25 years Harari has his own recording facilities, known as things right,” he says, “as well as sound leadership, 22,000 employees; 32 medical organizations services in New Jersey. Its reputation was Castle Point Records album. Students worked and has professionally produced music for 15 years. HarariVille (www.harariville.com), where musicians and doing the right things.” and 50 facilities across New Jersey, Saint Barna- recently enhanced by a New York Times with him on the recording, a collaboration that As a child, he had an inclination toward technology, have access to both Harari’s expertise and the latest For example, if a manager hires a bad employee, bas is not only the state’s largest healthcare cover article on its work in veterans’ and follows the Technogenesis model by creating an which remains a significant part of his life. During digital technology. This is the key to making the that could have ramifications throughout the system, but is also the second largest employer children’s rehabilitation. environment of enterprise and innovation. in New Jersey of any kind. his childhood, Harari was a ham radio operator and courses offered in the Music and Technology institution for years to come. Instead of talking “Rob is a musical engineering genius. Stevens • Hoboken University Medical Center: built his own radio. In 1983, as an adult, he used a program so unique. about why it’s important to hire good people, the is extremely fortunate to have him on our team,” • CentraState Healthcare System: CentraState is HUMC is the oldest hospital in continuous .dos code program to create music, and continues “Recently I co-produced five songs with him in Healthcare Partnership teaches managers how to says Musial. “He is one of the finest engineers and New Jersey’s fastest-growing healthcare system service in the state, and is Stevens’ “neigh- to use the latest hardware and software in his his amazing HarariVille Studios,” Musial said. “He hire good people. producers, and a true professional.” and a community provider of healthcare borhood” partner, as well as a vanguard professional career. brought in three Grammy®-award winning musi- “People already know that it’s important to hire Harari is currently in production on his next services of all kinds in the center of the state. leader in healthcare in Hudson County. cians and in a short time, he worked musical magic well,” Lombardi says, “so we’re giving them real- major label project to be released in 2009.12 StevensViews FALL 2008 www.StevensNewsService.com/views 13
  8. FACULTY NEWS FACULTY NEWS Professors Constantin Chassapis (left) and Hamid Hadim. Stevens team awarded $2.365 million to investigate a multi-spectrum sensor system for targeting, tracking and control • A continuing education program for work- ing professionals interested in a career in nuclear power, combined with a licensure A preparation program for working nuclear professionals interested in a “Nuclear Plant n interdisciplinary team of professors from a dual laser radar system (LIDAR), together with Operator” license. Stevens — Dr. Victor B. Lawrence, Dr. acoustic SONAR and forward looking infrared Hamid Hadim, Dr. Hong Man, Dr. Rainer (FLIR) image acquisition technologies. The program will be designed to have a sub- Martini and Dr. Bruce McNair — has been awarded The FLIR system uses a miniature infrared focal stantial practice-oriented component using Ste- $2.365 million to conduct research for a US plane array camera and, in combination with a vens’ Cooperative Education (Co-op) program ARMY Research, Development and Engineering broadband visible/near-IR video camera, can oper- that is supported by a large industrial partnership. Command-Armament Research, Development ate in daylight or darkness to provide more detailed Stevens’ award-winning WebCampus program and Engineering Center (RDECOM-ARDEC) target acquisition and/or target identification. will be used to offer appropriate online courses to students during their co-op assignments as well National Small Arms Center (NSAC) Task Order Sub-Agreement (TOSA), titled “A Standalone/ During night-time operation, the high-resolution FLIR imaging system, together with the high reso- Christodoulatos as to working professionals that are interested in career change or advancement. The proposed pro- Networked Compact, Low Power, Image- lution near-IR would provide detail comparable to appointed Associate gram components will include competency-based fused, Multi-spectrum Sensor System for Target Acquisitions, Tracking and Fire Control.” high resolution visible light systems. While various components of the target acquisition system are Provost for Academic Chassapis and Hadim receive grant course modules designed to provide participating students with the necessary fundamental knowl- The research award will be dispersed in two commercially available, e.g., FLIR imaging cam- Entrepreneurship from NJCST to establish NJ Innovation edge, design experience, and “hands-on” practi- phases: Phase I for a period of four months in the amount of $444,000 and Phase II for a period of 20 eras and laser range finders, we are proposing to develop the next generation advanced miniature Partnership Institute in Clean-Energy cal skills needed to meet next generation nuclear additional months in the amount of $1.921 million. high resolution FLIR sensors, integrated with laser Dr. Christos Christodoulatos has been power workforce education and training needs. The Advanced Fire Control Technology Army fire control and target acquisition systems. In addi- appointed to the position of Associate Provost Technology at Stevens The program will leverage from several edu- cational initiatives that are ongoing at Stevens. Technology Objective (ATO) of NSAC seeks to demonstrate solutions that provide advanced fire tion, our system will combine imaging techniques with acoustic Doppler range finding algorithms to for Academic Entrepreneurship. In this new capacity, Christodoulatos will work closely with Among them, the New Jersey Alliance for Engi- control component technology that include more provide superior performance. the academic deans to advance the goals and T wo professors of Mechanical Engineering at “A large number of highly trained nuclear neering Education (NJAEE) is an NSF-funded accurate range tracking and determination of Working together with the imaging and sensor objectives of the Technogenesis® environment Stevens have received funding for one year at power engineering and technology graduates partnership that promotes the integration of prob- at Stevens, and the other goals and objectives moving targets, weight distribution, weight reduc- suite, the system also includes a computing sub- lem solving, innovation and inventiveness within in the university’s Strategic Positioning Plan. He $149,934 from the New Jersey Commission will be needed to replace close to 50 percent of tion, power management, and power distribution system which can perform data fusion, visualiza- main stream high school STEM curricula, while will mentor both regular and research faculty on on Science and Technology (NJCST) to establish nuclear professionals who are to retire within the for small arms thereby increasing the war fighter’s tion and target analysis tasks. issues of entrepreneurship, intellectual property, the New Jersey Innovation Partnership Institute in next five years, as well as for expansion of nuclear fostering the cross-fertilization of innovative teach- lethality and availability of small arms. Packaging design of the proposed system will innovation, creativity and market value of research Clean Energy Technology (IPI-CET) at Stevens. power capacity projected within the near future,” ing methods across K-12, college- and university- “In response to this need,” said Lawrence, who also be conducted while considering the extreme outcomes. He will also work closely with faculty The main goal of the IPI-CET is to develop said Chassapis. “In addition, there is a significant level education. This program is developing a is also Associate Dean of the Schaefer School of loading and harsh environmental conditions and students to ensure the transformational educational and training programs and curricula demand from the nuclear power industry for entry- model to increase the percentage of students pur- Engineering & Science, “we are proposing to required by military small arms applications in success of the Technogenesis culture throughout at various levels that are needed in response to level engineers and technicians who have acquired suing STEM careers and training via stimulating develop an image-fused multi-wavelength sensor which the system is to be operated. the student body and undertake initiatives that rapidly increasing workforce challenges within the significant practical training and skills through integrative curricular approach that combines tra- instill in students both creative thinking and an system which combines target image information Upon completion of the first phase, the basic ditional science and mathematics teaching with entrepreneurial spirit. energy industry, providing expertise to Mechanical exposure to real world nuclear power engineering from different energy spectrums to produce a concepts of the proposed multi-wavelength imaging engineering and technology education, innovation Christodoulatos will promote and manage Engineering students specifically in the Nuclear and technology thus minimizing their need for superior resultant image for visible display as well fire control target acquisition system will be dem- the creation of intellectual property and support Engineering field. further training as they enter the workforce.” and problem solving, as well as critical workforce as target identification and range tracking.” onstrated. Upon completion of the second phase faculty in developing and obtaining patents, Mechanical Engineering Professors Hamid In response, Stevens will establish an Innova- skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, analysis “The proposed project contains three major the various components of the proposed multi- develop and sustain a network of outside experts Hadim and Constantin Chassapis are the tion Partnership Institute in Clean Energy Tech- and information synthesis. components,” said Hadim of Mechanical Engi- wavelength imaging fire control target acquisition from industry, the private sector and government Co-Principal Investigators for the project. nology, with its main focus on nuclear power Deliverables for the program will include curri- neering, “a multi-wavelength sensor subsystem, system and a prototype of the entire system will be to assist in advancing Technogenesis at Stevens, Chassapis is also Director of the Department of education and training in this initial phase. As a cula and related educational and training material an imaging and computing subsystem, and system demonstrated and validated in the laboratory to and develop and execute a plan for enhancing Mechanical Engineering at Stevens. critical component of the Institute, a strategic that will lead to an industry-recognized certificate the visibility of the Institute nationally and packaging.” The sensor subsystem is comprised of achieve Technology Readiness Level 4 (TRL 4). or degree, and will be shared with the Institute internationally with respect to cutting edge “To address these challenges, creative solutions partnership has been forged, which includes Ste- partners, other companies in the energy industry as Technogenesis driven initiatives. and effective strategies will be developed within vens, Bergen Community College, Public Service Technogenesis is the educational frontier, the IPI-CET at Stevens as they relate to pipeline Electric & Gas Co., Erin Engineering Co., and well as appropriate high schools, community col- pioneered by Stevens Institute of Technology, development, career awareness and outreach, PJM Interconnection. leges and universities statewide and nationwide. where faculty, students and industry jointly development of effective educational programs, The expected outcomes from the proposed nurture research concepts to commercialization and entry-level skill development,” said Hadim. The program is designed to respond to the educa- program will benefit Stevens’ industrial partners by and back to the classroom. It is more than As part of its main strategy for workforce tional and workforce challenges mentioned above providing them the opportunity to recruit co-op technology transfer; it is part of the Stevens education in support of talent development and through four main components: students within the program who can be trained educational experience and creates a climate of and observed, and also to access to highly trained innovation and enterprise across the campus. economic growth, the New Jersey Governor’s • A program at the high school level that will entry-level graduates and working professionals Christodoulatos, formerly the Director of the Office of Economic Growth has identified clean provide a (2+2+2) high school-community Center for Environmental Systems, is an interna- energy technology as one of four targeted industry college-university pathway leading to a cer- who will have acquired the skills needed to have a tionally known researcher and brings a wealth sectors that are key to the state’s future economic tificate or undergraduate degree with con- successful career in nuclear power technology. of experience in the development of intellec- development. With the demand for electric power centration in nuclear power engineering. Expected broader impacts include an increase tual property. He was the co-founder of two of in New Jersey expected to increase by up to 40 in the pool of students and working professionals Stevens’ successful companies, HydroGlobe and • A “Technician’s Certificate” program to be percent by 2019, nuclear power is considered as interested in pursuing a career related to nuclear PlasmaSol, and has worked with various faculty offered at Bergen Community College. the most viable large scale, clean energy source power technology; preparation of students and across departments and schools to promote • A “Nuclear Power Engineering Concentra- working professionals for a successful career in Technogenesis. He holds a bachelor’s and mas- needed to meet future electric power needs and tion” for students pursuing the Bachelor of nuclear power technology, and the demonstration ter’s degree from the City College of the City ensure meeting the state’s targets for reducing University of New York in Chemical Engineering, Engineering (B.E.) degree in mechanical greenhouse gas emissions, as recognized in the of the program as a model for adoption at other Left to right: Dr. Hong Man, Dr. Rainer Martini, Dr. Bruce McNair, and a doctoral degree from Stevens in Environ- engineering at Stevens. new state’s energy master plan. institutions statewide and nationwide. Dan Udovic, Dr. Victor B. Lawrence and Dr. Hamid Hadim. mental Engineering.14 StevensViews FALL 2008 www.StevensNewsService.com/views 15
  9. NON PROFIT ORG US POSTAGE PAID HOBOKEN, NJCastle Point on Hudson PERMIT NO. 4Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 Check out more news on our website: www.StevensNewsService.com/Views WINNING VIEWSStevens wins ECAC/Jostens 2008Institution of the Year awardStevens was named the winner of ECAC/Jostens Institution of the Stevens sent three individuals to the NCAA national tournament in theirYear award, given annually to a college or university, encompassing respective sports. Brandon MacWhinnie became the first All-AmericanNCAA Divisions I, II and III, that best combines outstanding athletic in Stevens’ wrestling history when he placed third in the country in theachievement with outstanding academic achievement. Stevens is in 174-lb. weight class. Lowden Charles reached the finals of the NCAAthe company of Harvard, Princeton, Williams and Georgetown, all past men’s fencing championship, which marks the first-ever foilist to doJostens Award winners. so through 64 years at Stevens. Evan Wilson also became the first All- American for the men’s swimming program as he finished 21st at theStevens’ President Harold J. Raveché, Vice President Maureen NCAA Championships in the 1,650-yard freestyle as a freshman.Weatherall and Director of Athletics Russ Rogers were on hand toaccept the award in Albany, September 28, at the ECAC Convention Academically, Stevens produced eight CoSIDA/Honors Dinner ceremony. Joining them were Associate Director ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honoreesof Athletics Michael Lippencott, Celine Cunningham and Assistant in six different sports. Three student-athletes wereDirector of Athletics Brian Granata. named CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans: women’s soccer player SaraThe ECAC is the nation’s largest athletic and the only multi-divisional Roeder, and Michael Hoffman and Johnconference in the country with 321 Divisions I, II and III colleges and Hoffman of the men’s cross country team.universities. The ECAC stretches from Maine to North Carolina and Roeder and Michael Hoffman were both firstwesterly to Illinois. team selections and Roeder was part of the women’s soccer team that won an NSCAADuring the 2007–08 school year, a total of nine different Stevens teams Academic Team Award for the fourthwere represented in the NCAA national or regional tournaments — straight season.men’s cross country, men’s fencing, men’s soccer, men’s swimming,men’s tennis, wrestling, women’s cross country, women’s fencing and In addition to the Jostens award, 2008women’s volleyball. For the second year in a row, the women’s volleyball graduate Michael Hoffman received theteam was New York Regional champions of the NCAA Tournament and ECAC Robins Scholar-Athlete Awardadvanced to the national quarterfinals. The Ducks finished with an for all of NCAA Division III. His brotheroverall record of 36-5 and a national ranking of No. 19 by the American John was present to accept the award.Volleyball Coaches Association. The men’s soccer team reached the 2008 was the second-straight year aNCAA Tournament for the fifth-consecutive year, while the men’s Stevens student was honored withtennis team made its second-straight appearance. the award as Scott Stoner received the award in 2007.StevensViews FALL 2008 www.StevensNewsService.com/views

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