Top 30 Influencers from NJIT

Highlanders don’t influence change; they innovate it.

This has been the case ever since Newark Technical School first opened its doors in 1881. The accomplishments of NJIT alumni, past and present, are as high as the stars, as wide as the seas, and as deeply human as access to medicine in developing countries. And yet, our graduates have their feet planted firmly on the ground as they craft original and effective solutions for business and industry, trade, government, healthcare, and more. This spring, we decided it was high time to celebrate those alumni presently leading their fields while shaping how we live and interact with each other and the world. In fact, we would wager that one or more of the individuals on this list have effected change in your own life as well. Think about that the next time you brew your morning joe from a single-cup coffee maker.

We also acknowledge that there may be an influential NJIT alumna or alumnus who has escaped our notice. If you would like to nominate a Highlander for our 2019 list of NJIT influencers, contact Michael K. Smullen, executive director of Alumni Relations, at