June 21, 2011 Hilton Parsippany
Student Papers of the Year

PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-21062011
Program Title: "Student Papers of the Year" 
PDUs: 1.5 
Category Type: A 
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter
The meeting slides can be downloaded.

Individual Student Paper of the Year – Stevens Institute of Technology
Team Student Paper of the Year – Stevens Institute of Technology

Two outstanding and extremely interesting papers from Stevens Institute of Technology have been selected this year for the Student Paper of the Year Award.  The winners are Julia Steponanko as the Individual Student Paper of the Year recipient and a team with Craig Edwards, Manoj Rana and Bhavin Shukla  for the Team Student Paper of the Year.

Most anyone driving on New Jersey roadways has experienced the frustration of sitting in long lines of traffic waiting to make a turn, or just get through an intersection at rush hour. Julia will present an analysis of a project to develop a comprehensive traffic study to improve the safety and capacity at a busy intersection in New Jersey.  Current conditions as well as projections of increased vehicular and pedestrian volumes were analyzed, and recommendations were made for a suitable re-design to provide a safer and more effective traffic pattern.

Bhavin, Craig, and Manoj will present an analysis of a project to expand a large, multi-specialty medical group with an aim to increasing its reach by providing additional non-invasive cancer therapies.  As the additional capability would require the purchase of expensive machinery, numerous factors such as competitors, cost effectiveness, efficiency, and patient safety were all considered.


Networking Program:

Topic: Networking Well Is an Art

Participate in a facilitated session of networking.  We continue with our fast-paced program to teach networking, expose you to career/business opportunities and then allow you to practice what you have learned.  Whether you are looking to land your next job, advance your current career or simply meet new people, mastering the art of networking is very important.  Come and practice your networking skills!


Topic: Meet and Greet

The NJ PMO LCI Core Team will have an informal Meet and Greet Networking Event prior to the monthly meeting.  The meeting will be held outside the main meeting room.  This will be a great opportunity to meet other PMO Professionals in the area, who share similar interests in Project, Program and Portfolio Management.