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Thailandís Best and Brightest Students To Visit NJIT

A group of Thailand’s best and brightest college students, along with six Thai officials and four journalists, will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Thursday, Sept. 25.

The visit, organized by the Thai Government, is intended to expose Thailand’s top college students to America’s best universities, companies and government agencies. The students will also visit Harvard, Stanford and Columbia universities, companies such as Du Pont, Lockheed Martin and Cisco as well as NASA.

The trip offers the students a chance to gain invaluable international experience, said Sonthi Vannasaeng, minister-counselor of science and technology for the Royal Thai Embassy. It also allows the students a chance to gain cross-disciplinary educational perspectives, he said.

The Thai contingent will arrive at NJIT on Thursday, at 9 a.m. They will spend the morning listening to NJIT professors explain their work in fields such as polymer research, materials science and pharmaceutical engineering. Beginning at 11: 15 a.m., the group will tour NJIT’s most celebrated labs including the Microelectronics Fabrication Facility, the Materials Characterization Laboratory and the Polymer Processing Institute.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.