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

NJIT to Host TEAMS Competition for 27 High Schools

WHAT: Twenty-seven high schools from across the state will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to participate in the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) competition. The competition is a one-day exam that tests teams of four to eight students on math, chemistry, physics, biology, and computer applications. The questions posed represent college freshman-level engineering coursework. The problems on the TEAMS competition offer students a chance to see how engineering touches almost every aspect of our lives. Past questions have dealt with such real-world engineering issues as air transportation; bridge design and rehabilitation; flood analysis; solar-powered vehicles; and food preservation.

WHEN: Monday, March 14, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: The NJIT Campus Center and Ballrooms.

WHO: Diana Muldrow, a co-ordinator for The Center for Pre-college Programs at NJIT, the sponsor of the competition, said “the TEAMS program encourages tomorrow’s engineers to work together and think critically. The Center has been hosting the TEAMS competition for fifteen years. We’ve seen winners from both suburban and urban districts, and we look forward to seeing who wins this year.” 

SCHOOLS: The high schools enrolled in the contest are Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest; Bridgewater-Raritan, Bridgewater; Butler High School; Clifton High School; East Brunswick High School; Fair Lawn High School; Florence Township High; Garrett Morgan Academy, Paterson; Glassboro High; Gov. Livingston High, Berkeley Heights; Hillside High; Madison High; Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Sandy Hook; Metuchen High; New Providence High; Northern Valley Regional High, Demarest; Northern Valley Regional High, Old Tappan; Park Ridge High; The Ranney School, Tinton Falls; Ridgewood High; St. Rose High, Belmar; The Torah Academy of Bergen County, Teaneck; Union High; Villa Walsh Academy, Morristown; Vineland High; Watchung Hills Regional High, Warren; and Wayne Hills High.

BACKGROUND: TEAMS is an academic program and competition that introduces high school students to the world of engineering. TEAMS is sponsored nationally by JETS – a national non-profit organization promoting interest in engineering, science, mathematics and technology. Visit JETS at www.jets.org.

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.