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NJIT Annual Dinner Commending Aspiring Female Scientists Draws 400

Bright blue tablecloths, golden yellow napkins and matching spring blooms lent a festive spring mood to the fifth annual dinner honoring aspiring young female scientists and engineers at NJIT. The Murray Center for Women in Technology at NJIT sponsored the annual affair last night, which drew 400 people--110 smiling teenage girls plus their parents and teachers from 65 New Jersey high schools. “Our goal is to encourage young women throughout New Jersey to pursue careers in science, technology and engineering,” said Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, associate professor of humanities at NJIT and director of the Murray Center.