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

Web Design Competition To Draw Creative Students To NJIT on March 14

Empty coffee cups, excitement and innovative web design will be the order of the day March 14, 2007, when more than 300 high school students gather for the second annual web design competition at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  The event, which will include a continental breakfast and lunch, will be held in the second floor Campus Center Ballroom from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  There is no fee to attend. 

ATTENTION EDITORS:  For photos or to cover the event, call Sheryl Weinstein at 973-596-3436.           

Participants will create or improve web sites, according to design specifications.  The competition is an opportunity for talented young people from throughout the state to compete with the best and brightest of high school peers.  All participants will receive guidance from professionals and have the chance to win cash awards or computer equipment. High schools may field one or more teams of three to five students.

The nationally-accredited information systems (IS) department in the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT is sponsor of the event.  This department offers web systems and the design and analysis of computer-based information systems and their interaction with people.  Software development, multi-media integration into gaming, wireless activities, and applications for business people and/or decision-makers is also available.

The Internet and the World Wide Web are the most transformative inventions of our time. This competition gives participants the edge in creating high-quality, well-designed and original web sites. 

For contest rules and more information, visit http://is.njit.edu/competition/ or Suling Zhang NJWC@njit.edu in the department.

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.