Science Scholarship at Stevens

The School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology is establishing a scholarship honoring systems engineering scholars Wolter Fabrycky and Benjamin Blanchard. The annual award will be given to an SSE doctoral student who “exemplifies leadership and research excellence in systems engineering” and will be based on both academic performance and the recommendations of SSE research faculty.

Fabrycky is chairman of Academic Applications International Inc., based in Blacksburg, Virginia, and professor emeritus of industrial and systems engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also is co-author of six Prentice Hall books and co-edits the Prentice Hall International Series in industrial and systems engineering that now contains more than 40 titles.

Blanchard is professor emeritus of industrial and systems engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and has been an active consultant in over 30 different countries in the fields of systems, reliability and maintainability, logistics and lifecycle cost.

In addition to the annual scholarship towards their study at SSE, the doctoral student will also receive recognition at the biannual SSE Research Day Event, special recognition at the annual Provost’s Graduation Banquet and identification on a commemorative master plaque bearing the names of past and current winners.

For more information about award criteria and selection, contact Beth Austin DeFares at 201-216-5362, or at

Corporate Angels

Blue Tulip, a retail gifts and cards chain with a store at the Shops at Windsor Glen on Route 1 South, is hosting two shopping benefits in June to benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.

One Saturday, June 7, Blue Tulip will donate 15 percent of a customer’s purchase to the LRF, provided the customer mentions the foundation’s name at checkout. The store will do the same on Sunday, June 8, for customers who mention Habitat. All shopping benefits will be held during normal store hours. For more information call 609-452-5170.

Tyco International, located on Roszel Road, has given $47,500 to several first responder organizations in the greater Princeton area. The grants, given to the West Windsor, Lawrenceville, and Princeton Junction fire companies and the Princeton and Twin W first aid squads, are being used for new equipment, vehicles, and training.

Pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb has donated $200,000 toward the expansion of the Lawrenceville-Hopewell Trail, in response to an application from Hopewell Township.

The money will be used to complete two road crossings that will allow the trail to extend past the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association and eventually connect with the Educational Testing Service campus.

TerraCycle, the Trenton-based organic plant food company, has joined with California-based energy bar maker Clif Bar to create the Wrapper Brigade. The companies will donate 2 cents to charity for every used wrapper collected by individuals and organizations.

The collected wrappers will be fused and woven into a strong material, which will then be used to make backpacks, gym totes, and other products. These items are expected to be available at major retailers by early next year.

Clif Bar is sponsoring the program and TerraCycle is providing product collection and reuse expertise. For more information, visit

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