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CIM Program Travels to Missouri to Participate in Earth Block Construction Project

On Tuesday August 14th, we traveled to the CEB manufacturing facility in St. Louis where we were briefed on the properties, advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of the material. The CIM students had a chance to build of a 160 square foot curing room employing the CEB. The students participated in all the stages including anchoring steel rebar reinforcement to the foundation, laying a mortar bed "only the initial mortar bed is required for leveling blocks", and stacking the blocks. The interlocking system allows for the easy Lego-style stacking of blocks without the need to mortar "glue" them together. We plan to break ground tomorrow and begin the layout of CEB in the actual site where the home will be erected. David and Naveed wants us to take our experience and brainstorm new and innovative ways to streamline the production and application of compressed earth blocks in the U.S. which can vary greatly to other countries around the world.

Photos of CEB wall system construction:


NJCAA Golf Outing

On Monday August 6th, the CIM program was invited by the New Jersey Concrete and Aggregate Association for a wonderful golfing event at the Riverton Country Club in Riverton, NJ. The CIM program assembled a foursome and attempted to take on NJCAA members which included many of our CIM Northeast Patrons. We managed to make it by all 18 holes and had a great time. Evan Hoff, CIM student participant, won a prize in the “Longest Drive” competition which took place in the final hole. We would like to give thanks to Bill Layton, NJCAA Executive Director, and Katie Gibbs, Special Events Coordinator, for having us participate in the outing.

Photos: NJIT CIM Flicker


Professors Bryan Pfister (PI) and Raquel Perez-Castillejos (Co-PI) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering are awarded a NSF RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU) IN NEURAL ENGINEERING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING OF THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NJIT).

This REU program will provide 10 undergraduate students, recruited nationally, with research experiences for 10 weeks during the summer. This program, coordinated by NJIT, has been made possible by the commitment of faculty of biomedical engineering at both NJIT and UMDNJ to encourage and support the participation of undergraduates in research and design outside the classroom.  The mentors in this proposal form the core of our broad effort in Neural Engineering spanning the engineering of nervous tissue for repair to rehabilitation engineering and neuromuscular control to neurological function and behavior.

The objectives for this REU are to encourage undergraduate students to pursue advanced degrees in neural engineering, prepare them for productive careers as scientist/engineer/researcher in academics or industry, train them to become independent, intellectual thinkers, and master the art of dissemination.


From the NJIT Newsroom

Ali N. Akansu, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has been selected to receive the IEEE Technological Innovation (Academic) Award. >>
Vikram Singh '01, a chemical engineering graduate and a member of ExxonMobil's College Recruitment Team for NJIT, presented Moshe Kam, dean of Newark College of Engineering, with ExxonMobil's annual grant award to the college. >>
Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will be presenting “Multiphysics Mechanics of Polymeric Materials” Sept. 5 at Columbia University. >>
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this year bestowed one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering. >>
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