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

NJIT Holds Graduate Open House Aug. 24, for Fall Semester

If you’re considering going to graduate school, it’s not too late to apply for the fall semester at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  An open house is scheduled for Aug. 24, 5-7:30 p.m., first floor Fenster Hall on the NJIT campus.  NJIT currently offers degree programs in more than 40 disciplines for master's candidates, 20 disciplines for doctoral candidates and dozens of specialties for graduate certificates programs.  More than 3,000 graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world are engaged in graduate study at NJIT in a range of technological specialties through the Newark College of Engineering; New Jersey School of Architecture; College of Science and Liberal Arts; School of Management and College of Computing Sciences.

“We pride ourselves on the relevance of our academic programs,” said Stephen Eck, director, graduate admissions at NJIT.  “The university offers master’s and doctoral degree programs in such diverse technical fields as information technology and telecommunications, applied life sciences, building sciences and infrastructure.”

Each graduate program combines scholarship and an applications-oriented approach that has contributed to the remarkable success of our alumni as engineers, scientists, architects, managers, entrepreneurs, and academicians.  This record of achievement, coupled with the involvement and cooperation of all parts of the university, has elevated NJIT to a leading public research university.

The capability to become engaged in research activities exists within all graduate programs.  You may find yourself working alongside distinguished faculty on research supported by federal and state funding agencies like the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, or the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.  These activities are conducted in state-of-the-art research centers, often in partnership with industry and other universities.

As a graduate student in solar physics, Garrett Smith has had the opportunity to take part in building the world's largest optical telescope designed for solar research. NJIT’s Solar-Terrestrial Research Center, which operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory in California, has NSF funding to build the new telescope, which offers a significant incremental improvement in ground-based infrared and high angular resolution capabilities, and will allow solar researchers to better understand and predict space weather.

Mechanical engineering grad student Alexandre Ermoline took his research into microgravity aboard NASA’s “vomit comet” aircraft. As part of a research team led by Edward Dreizin, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical engineering, Alex studied the chemistry of zirconium-based materials in microgravity. Zirconium is being evaluated as an additive to improve the performance of rocket fuel.

As a recent graduate student in chemical engineering at NJIT, Meredith Feins was able to conduct research in the burgeoning field of separations technology. With her advisor, Kam Sirkar, PhD, distinguished professor, department of chemical engineering, developed a new filtration system to enable scientists and engineers to separate and purify two different kinds of proteins having relatively close molecular weight. This research was reported in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, and earned her a national award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. After graduating, she was awarded a Technology Fellowship by the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology to work with a Newark-based, high-tech startup firm, Gibbs Energy, LLC, where she will help to develop synthetic liquid fuels.

For more information about the open house contact Eck at 973-596-3302.

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.