News form 2006

Poly Student-Athletes Recognized by North Eastern Athletic Conference

Two exceptional Poly students were recognized by the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) as Student-Athletes of the Week during the 2006 fall semester. Thomas Young, a junior from Athens,...

Internationally Acclaimed Technology Pioneer Robert Metcalfe Delivers Lynford Lecture

Polytechnic University hosted the 9th Annual Lynford Lecture, on Thursday, December 7. Ethernet inventor and technology pioneer, Robert Metcalfe, discussed technology innovation and was presented...

Poly Research Professor Honored for Contributions to Polymer Science

On November 9, 2006, Research Professor and Polytechnic University graduate, Eli M. Pearce, received the H.F. Mark-Medal from the Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für Chemie &...

High School Students' Summer Research at Poly Ascends to Regional Finals in Prestigious Competition

Two exceptional area high school students who participated in Polytechnic’s Summer Research program at the Center for Youth in Engineering and Science (YES Center) reached the regional finals...

Department of Management Launches New Master's Program: Accelerated Management of Technology (AMOT)

  Polytechnic University’s Department of Management is proud to announce the launch of Accelerated Management of Technology (AMOT), a sophisticated and unique Master’s program designed for...

Fueling Polythinkers with Quality Food and Service: Poly's Dining Service Takes Top Honors in Competition

Congratulations to Polytechnic’s campus dining services for winning Lackmann Culinary Services Unit of the Year! Polytechnic beat over 80 other Lackmann Culinary Service units serving...

Professor Stavroula Sofou's Drug Delivery Work Wins Prestigious Award

Polytechnic University is pleased to announce Stavroula Sofou, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has received the prestigious James D. Watson Award from...

Poly Alumnus & President of Verizon Telecom, Virginia Ruesterholz, Talks About Bright Futures for Poly Grads

Alumni Speaker Series Presents: The Evolving Telecom Landscape Presented by Virginia P. Ruesterholz President, Verizon Telecom Monday, October 30, 2006 2 p.m. Dibner Auditorium watch the video...

Professor Montclare Receives Wechsler Award for Excellence

Assistant Professor Jin Kim Montclare was honored with the Wechsler Award for Excellence on November 3, 2006. This special award is given biennially to recognize and support excellence in research...

Dr. Andres Fortino Appointed as Associate Provost and Dean of Westchester Campus

Dr. Andres Fortino has joined Polytechnic University as associate provost and dean of our Westchester Campus. Fortino holds an extensive background in education both in the academic environment and...

Plesniak Named First Eugene Kleiner Chair for Innovation

Polytechnic University is pleased to announce Michael W. Plesniak has joined Poly’s Department of Mechanical Engineering as the first professor to hold the Eugene Kleiner Chair for Innovation...

Students Drive to Excel Pays Off

A set of highly motivated students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences received financial support to help them pursue their research interests. Lombardino Summer Internship...

Erich E. Kunhardt, Poly Alumnus and Former Faculty Member, Appointed as Provost

Dr. Erich E. Kunhardt, a Polytechnic University alumnus and former faculty member, has joined the University as provost. Most recently, Kunhardt served as the dean of the Arthur E. Imperatore School...

Engineering Students and Mentors Build Rewarding Relationships

On the evening of September 13, 2006, over 45 Poly students were matched with top engineers at the Third Annual Polytechnic University and Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Mentoring...

Las Vegas Partners with Poly to Rehabilitate Water Networks

The City of Las Vegas water utility awarded Polytechnic's Civil Engineering Department a contract to conduct a demonstration project of a water distribution system rehabilitation planning tool, CARE-...

Distinguished Poly Professor Emeritus to be Commemorated with Honorary Degree

Polytechnic alumnus and chemistry professor, Herbert Morawetz, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" on September 20, 2006. Morawetz, a distinguished scientist who...

Dr. Jane (Xan) Alexander Appointed as Vice President of Research and Technology Initiatives

Polytechnic University is pleased to announce that Dr. Jane A. (Xan) Alexander, a leader in executing innovative research and development programs for the federal government, has joined Poly as Vice...

Poly Alum, Dr. Sang-Keun Park, Honored with Sesquicentennial Medal

On August 15, 2006, Vice President Richard Thorsen presented Dr. Sang-Keun Park ('77, '80EE) with Polytechnic's Sesquicentennial Medal. This commemorative medal honors alumni whose personal and...

Poly Makes the Grade in Time Out's Education Issue

back to Prospective Students page Polytechnic University received high marks in Time Out New York’s August, 2006 education issue for its specialized graduate degree programs and...

Prestigious Engineering Education Conference makes U.S. Debut at Poly

Professor Harold Sjursen (left) with President Jerry Hultin Over one hundred members of the engineering community gathered at Polytechnic University to examine engineering education and raise the...

President Hultin Addresses Defense Executives and Scientists at Naval Research Conference

Jerry MacArthur Hultin President Jerry Hultin delivered the keynote lunch speech at the 2006 Naval Science & Technology Partnership Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference, co-hosted by the...

Poly Professor and Student Team up to Design a New Material

Recognizing the limitations of existing composite materials, Dr. Nikhil Gupta , Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and recent Polytechnic graduate William Ricci, BS ’06, set out to...

Dr. Mary Cowman Named New Director of Othmer Institute

Mary Cowman, Director of the Othmer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies President Jerry Hultin appointed Mary Cowman, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, the Director of the Othmer Institute for...

Summer Program for Teens Offered by Poly and Cardozo High Featured in

An ambitious group of Cardozo High School students explored the endless possibilities of nanotechnology during a program offered by the school in conjunction with Polytechnic University. The...

President Hultin Shares his Poly Pride on News 55

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Dr. Sofou Receives Substantial Award for Drug Delivery Research

Stavroula Sofou Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Polytechnic University is proud to congratulate Stavroula Sofou, Assistant Professor in the Department of...

Yoshi Okamoto Named Director of Historic Polymer Research Institute

President Jerry Hultin appointed Yoshi Okamoto the Director of the Polymer Research Institute (PRI). Okamoto received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Purdue University in 1956 and later came to...

Promise Fund Raises $1 Million for Scholarships

Michael Corey, secretary/treasurer of Poly's Board of Trustees and managing director (retired), J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc., left, his wife, Emilie, Poly student Habiba Kum Kum'08 and...

Poly Alum Prepares for the Ultimate Journey - A Space Odyssey

Next summer, Paolo Nespoli, a two-time Poly graduate, will join the select few who have made the astounding voyage into space. Born in Milan, Italy, Nespoli came to Poly after serving eight years in...

Professor Levon Helps Discover Nobel Laureates of Tomorrow

Professor Kalle Levon Professor Kalle Levon of the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences joined NYC-based Nobel...

Poly Alum, Rosa Oppenheim, Appointed Acting Dean of Rutgers Business School

Rosa Oppenheim Rosa Oppenheim, a three-time graduate of Polytechnic University, assumed the role of acting dean of...

Poly Professor Promotes Grass-roots Initiatives at United Nations Seminar on Middle East Peace

The commitment of Poly professors extends way beyond the classroom, as Professor Ilan Juran's recent trip to Moscow demonstrates. On June 8 and 9, 2006, Professor Juran of the Department of Civil...

New York Life Chairman Champions Technology Leadership at Poly's 151st Commencement

Sy Sternberg with Jerry Hultin 2006 Commencement Album Declaring that economic leadership will be built on technology leadership, Sy Sternberg, chairman and CEO of New York...

Poly Management Faculty makes an Impact on Improving the Global Marketplace

  Intelligent Community Forum Polytechnic’s Department of Management and the Institute for Technology and Enterprise co-hosted the conference, Building a Broadband Economy with the...

Polytechnic Annual Golf Outing A Fun Day For All

The Athletic Department of Polytechnic University held its annual Golf Outing on Sunday, June 11 at the beautiful LaTourette Golf Course in Staten Island. The bright sunny and windy day was perfect...

Poly Faculty Advances the Field of Technology Management Education

On June 5-6, 2006, five faculty members and three PhD students joined about 100 other Technology Management professionals from education and industry at the annual TMEDA Technology Management...

Tapiero Named Financial Engineering Head

Professor Charles S. Tapiero Charles S. Tapiero has been appointed director of Polytechnic University's financial engineering program. Tapiero joined the Poly faculty in 2005 as the Morton L. Topfer...

Poly Introduces NYC High School Students to Engineering Careers

Under the banner of Project RAISE, an NSF GK12 program, 120 high school students from four NYC high schools gathered at Polytechnic University to...

Exceptional Poly Professors Recognized for Educational Excellence

Four outstanding Polytechnic professors were honored by the University for their dedication and educational innovation. The Distinguished Teacher Award is given each year to a faculty member who has...

Students Learn by Standing in the Shadows

Through a mentoring program sponsored by Polytechnic's Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, many students are taking a glimpse into their futures. By “shadowing” industry...

United Nations Requests Professor Juran's Participation in Middle East Peace Seminar

Professor Ilan Juran of the Department of Civil Engineering will be serving on a panel at an International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East organized by the United Nations Department of...

Poly Professor's New Book 'A Must Read for any True Student' of Financial Technology

  Poly Professor’s new book “a must read for any true student” of financial technology 12-May-05 A recent Financial Times article entitled, “Will IT make -...

Poly Wins 2nd Place in the Tennis Championship

The Polytechnic Blue Jays took 2nd place in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Tennis Championship held at Purchase College in Purchase, NY on April 28th, 2006. This year's talented tennis...

Poly Students' Passion for Engineering Takes Flight

A shared enthusiasm for engineering led a group of Poly undergrads on a 14-hour journey to Marietta, Georgia, where they tested their design and construction skills in the Aero Design East...

Felsen Family Endows Scholarship at Poly

Judy and Michael Felsen present President Jerry Hultin with a check for $150,000 to endow a scholarship in memory of their father― the world-renowned scientist, researcher and author Leopold B....

Students' "Concrete" Commitment to Canoeing Pays Off

For the second time in three years, Poly civil engineering students glided to victory in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 19th Annual Regional Concrete Canoe Competition. Polytechnic...

Nobel Laureate Honored at Poly

Poly President Jerry M. Hultin presents the University's Sesquicentennial Medal to Dr. Rudolf A. Marcus, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work in electron transfer reactions. It...

Poly President Testifies on Port Security

President Jerry M. Hultin joined legislators, law enforcement authorities and local business and government leaders in testifying before a New York State Senate Task Force on Port Security on April...

Polytechnic Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Battle Cybercrime

Polytechnic University’s Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT) was awarded a $1.6 million grant to further develop cybercrime detection and prevention with companies such...

Search Underway for Provost and Vice President for Research & Technology Initiatives

Polytechnic University, the nation’s second oldest private, technological university, whose graduates and faculty have been changing the world for the past 150 years, is engaged in the process...

A new look is coming to Polytechnic University!

A new look is coming to Polytechnic University! This new signage initiative brings symbolic life to President Hultin's vision to create a new university for a new age. The new signage initiative is a...

Ainsley Stewart, ECE '07 has been elected Chairperson of the National Society of Black Engineers.

At the recent conference of the National Society of Black Engineers, Polytechnic’s Electrical and Computer Engineering major, Ainsley Stewart, was elected National Chairperson of this largest...

Poly Branding Campaign Opens on Subway Lines

Poly’s branding campaign is riding the rails of the New York City Transit System. The campaign is now underway on select lines and will appear throughout the rail transit system by April 10....

The George Bugliarello Prize Named For Poly's President Emeritus

American Scientist, the magazine of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, announced a call for entries for the first George Bugliarello Prize to be awarded biennially beginning in 2007. The...

Nominations for the 2006 Polytechnic's Distinguished Teacher Award and Jacobs Excellence in Education Awards are being soli

The Teaching Awards Committee extends an invitation to Polytechnic faculty, students and alumni to nominate candidates for the prestigious 2006 Jacobs Excellence in Education Awards and the 2006...

Poly Wins National Graphic Design Award

Poly's Office of Communications and Media Relations has been named the recipient of the 2006 American Inhouse Design Award by the editors of Graphic Design USA for the Sesquicentennial Celebration:...

Financial Engineering News Salutes Polytechnic University

Polytechnic's Financial Engineering program is highlighted in the March/April edition of FE News, an industry publication, in their annual "Report on Worldwide Graduate Education Programs in...

Poly Awarded Block Grant from NACME

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Inc. (NACME) has awarded Polytechnic University a $50,000 block grant to support the education of minority engineering students. Nineteen Poly...

Poly Alumna Named President of Verizon Telecom

Verizon Communications Inc. has named Virginia Ruesterholz '88 president of Verizon Telecom. Ruesterholz will be responsible for all sales, service and operations activities for the $37.6 billion...

Promise Scholars to Pledge Commitment to Academic Excellence on March 23

Join talented Polytechnic students on March 23 at 12 noon in the Dibner Auditorium as they are inducted as Promise Scholars. During this Promise Fund Scholars' induction ceremony, over 50 Scholars...

Poly research ensures health of bridges and tunnels

Adapting the old adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” Dr. Masoud Ghandehari is leading the interdisciplinary research at Polytechnic to develop tools that will monitor...

Dr. Gordon Danby, one of the inventors of the Super-conducting Maglev (magnetic levitation) transportation systems joins Poly

Polytechnic University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gordon Danby as a Research Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. Dr Danby invented super-...

Professor Volkan Otugen Elected Fellow of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers

Professor Volkan Otugen was elected Fellow of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers for his significant engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession....

President Hultin Appoints Professor Mel Horwitch New Chair of the Department of Management

I am very pleased to announce that Professor Mel Horwitch has been named the Chair of the Department of Management at Polytechnic University commencing January 1, 2006. The...

Professor David J. Goodman Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

WASHINGTON - The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 76 new members and nine foreign associates, NAE President Wm. A. Wulf announced today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,...

Developing Environmentally Friendly Processes and Polymer Products at Polytechnic

The nation’s first Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing of Macromolecules (NSF-BBM), established at Polytechnic University in 2000, was awarded a new five-year grant to...

PolyBOTS Make an Impact

Polytechnic's PolyBOTS, a student club, conducted a month long series of weekend robotics workshops for secondary school students and teachers to help them prepare for the upcoming FIRST Lego League...

Researchers from Polytechnic University and SUNY Downstate Discover New Drug for Treatment of Sepsis-

Polytechnic University and SUNY Downstate Medical Center have teamed up to uncover a new candidate for the treatment of sepsis, a bacterial infection of the blood with high morbidity and mortality...

Cybercrime: It's Not Only Teenage Hackers, But Organized Gangs Now - Brooklyn's Polytechnic Gets $1.6M Grant To Combat It

Article posted with permission from Brooklyn Daily Eagle BROOKLYN — Did you ever receive an email that purports to be from a large bank, or PayPal, or a department...