Faculty, staff and students representing 21 organizations, clubs and departments at NJIT contributed to the second campus-wide Toys for Tots drive. Five boxes of new toys and $1,000 in donations were collected, which were distributed to the NJ Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, Harmony House, Key School and for the Lyndhurst First Emergency Squad to visit area hospitals. “Once again, the NJIT community demonstrated our commitment and leadership to enhancing the NJIT college experience by promoting volunteerism," said Humberto "Humby" Baquerizo, NJIT's assistant director of Greek Life and Wellness.
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.