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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.

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.