Welcome to my website!

- I am an Assistant Professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

Email: rayan.hassane.assaad@njit.edu

Inspirational Quotes on Education, Research, Science, and Diversity

  • “The reward of the young scientist is the emotional thrill of being the first person in the history of the world to see something or to understand something. Nothing can compare with that experience.” Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
    I am sure that every passionate early career researcher will agree with this quote!

  • “We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used to create them.” Albert Einstein
    I appreciate this quote since it reflects the importance of creativity, and that we should think outside the box.

  • "One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away." Stephen Hawking
    I admire this quote since it has sculpted my life; we should always dream big, fill our life with valuable work, and love our life.

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
    I relish this quote since it reminds us that education is the first step for making this world a better place.

  • "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." Marie Curie
    I love this quote because d
    espite that we may fear the unknown; this should not limit our desire to understand the unknown.

  • "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants." Isaac Newton
    I like this quote
    since nothing is done completely from scratch, we must rely on our forefathers to better ourselves as well as the world around us; this is particularly needed to face today's challenges.

  • "Let’s stop believing that our differences make us superior or inferior to one another." Con Miguel Ruiz
    This quote reminds us that diversity is not about the differences between, and among, us; but rather it is about embracing each other’s uniqueness.

  • "No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive." Mahatma Gandhi
    This quote reflects that diversity is a key for the presence and development of cultures.

  • We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community—and this nation." Cesar Chavez
    This is an important quote reflecting the crucial role that parents can play in teaching the value of diversity to their children.