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Albert dorman honors college The Edge in Intellectual Challenge THE ALBERT DORMAN HONORS COLLEGE GIVES YOU THE EDGE: INTENSIVE LEARNING: As part of the Honors College, you can tailor your education— choosing two Honors classes each semester; attending at least two events such as colloquia that The Albert Dorman Honors College adds a whole new dimen- bring interesting scholars and professionals to campus; and sion to your NJIT experience—whether you study architec- tapping into the insights of your ture, engineering, history, biology, management or any of own advisor, who will help you the 33 majors. If you ﬁnd yourself most fulﬁlled when you’re make the most of your education. challenging and stretching your mind to its furthest limits, if you’re curious about many topics, if you enjoy diving mind- MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS: ﬁrst into new ideas, if you think learning happens anywhere There are a variety of substantial merit scholarships available for all and everywhere—then you may ﬁnd yourself right at home Honors students. at the Honors College. As an Honors student, you will have the best of both worlds. Not only will you explore your ENRICHING EXPERIENCES: chosen ﬁeld in depth, you will also expand your learning The Honors College offers many through the Honors College, bringing it to new levels and ways to apply what you learn new places. The Honors experience includes rigorous, inter- in the classroom to real-world active classes; colloquia, panel discussions, and informational situations beyond the classroom, including internships, community trips throughout the year; and research, internship, service service, study abroad and research and study abroad opportunities. It’s all designed to multiply with faculty members or in an off- your opportunities for learning, helping you become a leader campus setting. both on campus and wherever your future may take you. EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE: You may ﬁnd that you learn as GREETINGS FROM HONORS COLLEGE DEAN JOEL BLOOM much from your fellow Honors students as you do from the out- Beyond the excellence you will experience in your college major at standing faculty members. Honors NJIT, there is the Albert Dorman Honors College. Students from every students are motivated, capable, major at NJIT are also members of the Honors College. They apply to bright, creative and interesting. the Honors College because they are desirous of having an enriched You’ll have the chance to get to educational experience, learning with students like themselves, working know them well through the fresh- closely with exceptional faculty and reaping the many rewards of an man Honors retreat, over a game of chess or study group in the Honors education—including substantial merit scholarships. Honors Resource Center; you can also choose to live on an Honors As an Honors scholar, you will have the opportunity to live with other ﬂoor in the residence hall. Honors students, take Honors Courses throughout your college career, work as part of a team with other Honors students, and participate in special Honors programs. I look forward to meeting you as you learn more about the Honors experience at NJIT. Joel Bloom “I came to NJIT because I wanted to major in engineering and medicine at the same The nearly 600 students enrolled in the time. No other college would let me. NJIT Honors College rank among the top did not limit my choices—it provided me academic performers in the nation. The with opportunities.” May 2006 Honors College graduating class had an average GPA of 3.65. –Rina Shah ’07, biomedical engineering FROM DISNEYLAND TO THE AIR FORCE ONE COMPLEX: THE INSPIRATION OF ALBERT DORMAN Albert Dorman is the namesake of the Honors College. His remarkable work has brought him to all seven continents, and frequently back to Newark, where he inspires and guides the Honors College and its students to greater achievements. At NJIT, he earned a BS in mechanical engineering while serving as president of the student body and editor of the yearbook. He later earned a master’s in civil engineering. A self-trained architect, he has used both his architectural and civil engineering skills throughout his career. When he was 28, he started his own civil engineering company, then launched an architectural engineering ﬁrm. He went on to found the AECOM Technology Corporation, which has become the a leading global engineering, design and services ﬁrm with approximately 26,000 employees serving government and com- mercial clients in over 50 countries. Along the way, he has been a major player in hundreds of projects, including the 85-acre Disneyland in California (he was the civil engineer of record), ALBERT DORMAN I-70 Highway in Colorado, Air Force One Complex at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Antarctic research facilities, and Founding Chairman, AECOM, metro lines in Los Angeles and Baltimore. BS in Mechanical Engineering ’45, ScD (Hon) ’99 The only person to be voted both a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an honorary member of the Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers, Albert Dorman has also been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. His motto: “Always do more than is expected of you and under- stand the perspectives of those you work for and with.” “As a student at NJIT, I learned to think outside the box and to take initiative. If a system runs inefﬁciently, improve it; if something doesn’t exist, create it.” Last year, nearly 75 percent of Honors students worked with faculty members –Geoff Cox ’03, computer science and or professionals off campus in research mathematical sciences, co-founder, projects ranging from hybrid electric Brain Box Software and urShelf.com vehicles to solar ﬂares to robotics. 1 the edge . . . in Intellectual Challenge When you enroll in the Honors College, you join a community of exceptional learners— students, faculty members, staff and profes- sionals from industry. Together, you will chal- lenge each other, learn and discover together in many ways: • Guidance: Honors advisors not only help you ﬁgure out what classes to take, but also the best ways to learn and grow and pursue your interests outside your classes. You’ll also create an individual educational plan your ﬁrst semester to help you self-direct your education. • Honors courses: You will choose from 45 Honors courses in both major and non-major courses. In these small, interactive classes, you will question deeply, explore thoroughly, make interconnections among ideas and concepts from other disciplines and engage in lively discussions with other students who are just as inter- ested in learning as you are. • Accelerated programs: The Honors College offers several ways to save a year’s time (and tuition) while earning your bachelor’s and an advanced degree. Options with the bachelor’s include: • PhD, MBA, MS at NJIT. • JD at Seton Hall Law School. • MD at the New Jersey Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Newark or at St. George’s University • Colloquia: About a dozen times each semester, students Medical School, Granada, West Indies. converse with leaders of industry and government, as • DMD at UMDNJ/New Jersey Dental School, well as scholars, artists and others, through lectures, Newark. ﬁeld trips, panels and special programs. The topics and • DDS at the NYU College of Dentistry. formats are wide-ranging, but the colloquia share the • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at UMDNJ same goal: to expand learning beyond the classroom. School of Health Related Professions, Newark. You are required to attend two colloquia each semester; • MS in Physician Assistant (MSPA) at UMDNJ. chances are you will want to go to more. A perennial favorite happens when members of the college’s Board • OD at the SUNY College of Optometry. of Visitors or a panel of Honors College alumni come • Study abroad: The Honors College is becoming to campus to share their experiences and advice about increasingly global in its outlook. You can fulﬁll honors life as a professional. For many students, these conver- requirements by studying abroad for a semester, aca- sations turn into ongoing, informal mentoring. demic year or summer in countries including China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand and Turkey. 2 As part of recent colloquia, students saw an exhibit at the New York Histori- cal Society, talked with a director about a play and explored such issues JOHN MANGA-WILLIAMS | SENIOR as nanotechnology, HIV/AIDS in the Middle East, the pharmaceutical indus- MAJOR: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING try and women in architecture. HOMETOWN: ORANGE, NEW JERSEY FUTURE PLANS: EARN AN MS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, THEN AT T E N D M E D I C A L S C H O O L WHY DID YOU CHOOSE NJIT? WHAT HAS THE HONORS COLLEGE NJIT has a reputation for being ADDED TO YOUR NJIT EXPERIENCE? the best in science, technology and The Honors College has exposed me engineering. In NJIT’s biomedical to problems in society that engineers engineering program, I could com- and technologists should be interested bine my passion for engineering in. As an Honors scholar, I have with my devotion to medicine. participated in research and commu- And through its accelerated BS/MS nity service, and I’ve gained insight program, I could save both time into many issues—from how laws and money. are made in the U.S. to the changes medicine has undergone since the WHAT ARE NJIT PROFESSORS LIKE? 18th century. The professors at NJIT are the very best in their ﬁelds. They challenge the WHAT RESEARCH HAVE YOU BEEN students to be innovative and cre- INVOLVED IN? I participated in ative. From the start, they provided research involving bone fracture answers to my questions and wel- healing at the Laboratories for comed me into the NJIT family. Orthopaedic Research at the New Jersey Medical School, DO YOU HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP? HOW Newark, UMDNJ. HAS IT ASSISTED YOUR COLLEGE CAREER? I have a merit-based scholar- LAST WORD? With both its strong ship through the Albert Dorman technology focus and programs in Honors College. It has given me the liberal arts, NJIT provides the more time to focus on my studies. education of the future. NJIT’s Honors students have average combined SAT scores above 1300; their math proﬁciency puts them in the top 2 percent nationally. 3 the edge . . . in Hands-on Learning As early as possible, the Honors College encourages students to take learning beyond campus through co-ops and internships. For example, the summer after her freshman year, chemistry major Nicole Fusco ’04 interned with L’Oreal as a formulation chemist. The Honors College encourages you to take learning from the classroom into the world, whether that world is a student organization on campus, a soup kitchen in the city, a busi- ness, a research lab or an overseas university. Each year, you’ll document your work in whatever world you choose. The point is to encourage and enable you to pursue other interests, to develop your leadership skills and to gain experience that will serve you well beyond NJIT. Honors students ﬁnd many ways to live out their learn- ing. A few examples in their own words: RESEARCH • I’m exploring ways to strengthen the bones of kids with cerebral palsy at the Children’s Hospital. • At the Antenna, Microwave and Optical Systems Branch of NASA, I’m trying to advance miniaturized antenna for communication applications. • At Bristol-Myers Squibb. I analyzed a complex chemical reaction used to develop a cancer drug. • I’m programming a computer to translate sign lan- guage into spoken words, so people who know sign language can communicate with those who don’t. INTERNSHIPS • For my internship with Becton Dickinson, I took part in audits (even traveling to Mexico City and Buenos SERVICE Aires) and projects related to the Sarbanes Oxley law. • We spent our 2006 spring break cleaning up debris • I tested the software and hardware performance of from Hurricane Katrina, rebuilding houses and iPod interfaces at Circuit Works. helping in medical clinics. • At Intel, I analyzed computer components and • I taught music to middle school students at calculated machine wattage. My analysis saved St. Philip’s Academy in Newark. Intel about $50,000. • I managed a team of about 50 NJIT mentors who • I helped develop, install and maintain a bacterial worked with Newark students taking part in the vaccine manufacturing process at Merck & Co. Inc. FIRST Robotics Competition sponsored by NJIT. • I translated a brochure into Portuguese for the City of Newark. • I volunteered as a computer technician for the Middlesex Board of Education. 4 Like the majority of Honors College students, Sita Kulkarni participated Students meet individually with specialized Honors advisors to develop in faculty research. As a senior biomedical engineering major, she assisted an educational plan and to ﬁnd ways to take advantage of the many in the vision research lab. opportunities for learning. THE MANY PATHS OF HONORS COLLEGE GRADUATES Honors College graduates launch some remarkable futures. Nearly half go on to graduate school (compared to 30 percent at most technological universities) at some of the nation’s top institutions, including Columbia, Cornell, MIT, Stanford and Yale, as well as NJIT. Others start their own companies or travel or become doctors, lawyers, scholars, teachers, engineers, scien- tists or architects. Wherever they go, they leave their mark, improving lives, products, business and more. A few examples: • Irina Sigal Koreen ’00, engineering science, earned a PhD in pharmacology/physiology and an MD from UMDNJ. • Daniel Kopec ’99, architecture, completed a master’s at Yale and practices at the ofﬁce of Santiago Calatrava, well-known architect/engineer for the new World Trade Center PATH Station. He also owns a furniture company and teaches archi- tecture at New York Institute of Technology. • Geoffrey Cox ’03, computer science and mathematical sciences, is president and founder of Brain Book Software, The Honors Lounge offers students a place to continue discussions from LLC. He also helped found urShelf.com, an eBay-like site for class, share ideas, get to know each other better and relax. college students looking to buy and sell textbooks online. • Karisa Solt ’04, biomedical engineering, did extensive research at UMDNJ as an undergraduate and is pursuing both an MD and a PhD in neurosciences at Johns Hopkins The Honors College is more than a School of Medicine. springboard for personal growth and • Michelle Rassekh ’99, science, technology and society, earned fulﬁllment. The Honors designation on her law degree from Villanova Law School and is an attorney your diploma will show prospective with Peckar & Abramson, one of the nation’s leading con- employers and graduate schools that struction law ﬁrms. you’re exceptionally well prepared to take on any challenge in the world. 5 ABOUT THE ALBERT DORMAN HONORS COLLEGE HONORS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS The Honors College enrolls nearly 600 students from all In addition to ﬁnancial aid awarded by NJIT, the majors; more than one-fourth are women. The average Honors College offers merit scholarships up to full SAT score is over 1300 (reading and math). The Honors tuition for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent experience includes specialized classes, colloquia, leader- residents. Some scholarships are also available for ship programs and activities; opportunities for research, international students. internships and service; advising and more. The Honors College has grown steadily since it was established as an NJIT AT A GLANCE Honors program in 1985, and it was named the Albert • New Jersey’s Science and Technology University, Dorman Honors College in 1995. founded in 1881. • Enrollment of more than 8,000 students includes RESOURCES AND FACILITIES 5,263 undergraduates. All honors students have an individual honors advisor as • NJIT’s six schools offer small-college intimacy (13:1 well as their major advisor. Honors College students faculty-student ratio) with big university resources. have exclusive access to the Honors Resource Center, which offers a computer lab and spaces for studying and • 45-acre campus includes $83 million in new relaxing. In freshman and sophomore years, Honors stu- construction and improvements featuring a new dents have priority for on-campus housing. Students can Campus Center. also opt to live on the specially designated Honors ﬂoor. • A Princeton Review “Best Value College” and a “Top 25 Most Connected College.” ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the The Honors College application is part of the NJIT nation’s top national universities, NJIT is 10th in the application. The Honors College considers students nation in diversity. who have SAT scores of 1250 (reading and math) or • A student in any of the other ﬁve colleges at NJIT can higher, are in the top 15 percent of their high school also become a member of the Honors College as either class, and have a wide range of interests and leadership a freshman or transfer student. and service activities. Accelerated programs have different eligibility requirements. FOR MORE INFORMATION HOW TO APPLY Albert Dorman Honors College New Jersey Institute of Technology Choose one of these ways to apply: University Heights • Apply online at www.njit.edu/admissions. Newark, New Jersey 07102-1982 • Download the application at www.njit.edu/admissions. 973.642.4448 phone 973.642.4452 fax DEADLINES FOR APPLYING firstname.lastname@example.org • For fall semester: April 1 honors.njit.edu • For spring semester: November 15 NJIT uses rolling admissions. You should hear from us To contact the NJIT Admissions Ofﬁce, go online at within three weeks from the date that your ﬁle is com- www.njit.edu/admissions or e-mail email@example.com. plete. You can check your application status online at 10-06/5K https://ada.njit.edu/statusCheck/login.jsp.
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