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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.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.