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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJIT Hosts A Video-conference To Introduce High School Teachers To A Pre-Engineering Curriculum

WHAT:  New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) hosts a video-conference to introduce high school teachers to a pre-engineering curriculum called Project Lead The Way (PLTW). The video-conference will feature a panel of engineering educators who will gather at NJIT to discuss PLTW. The panel will be shown live via two computer networks – N.J. EdgeNet, Access N.J. - as well as by live stream on the Internet. 

WHO: The panel of experts include NJIT engineering experts, professional engineers, a director of Project Lead The Way as well high school students, teachers and guidance counselors. The high schools that will partake of the interactive video-conference include Sussex High School, Sussex; Technology High School, Newark; Holmdel High School, Holmdel; Paramus High School, Paramus; Lincoln High School, Jersey City; Linden High School, Linden; Hillside High School, Hillside; and Passaic County Technical Institute, Wayne.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.     

WHERE: Room 1402 in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC) on the NJIT campus, Newark. Call Robert Florida in Public Relations at (973) 596-5203 to arrange parking.

BACKGROUND: NJIT is the New Jersey affiliate for Project Lead The Way, a national effort that fosters partnerships among public schools, colleges and industry to increase the quantity and quality of engineering. The project offers a four-year sequence of six courses that complement college preparatory mathematics and science classes. NJIT also offers summer training for middle and high school teachers interested in implementing PLTW in their districts.

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.