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

NJIT Announces $5M in NSF Funding To Re-Engineer Science and Technology Pre-College Education: Newark, Perth Amboy, Union City, and Orange Schools Targeted

WHAT: With grants from the National Science Foundation combined with NJIT’s contribution, education leaders will explain their innovative plans for pre-college education in science and technology—from robots to how computers have transformed science and technology research.  The effort comes at a time when New Jersey, long a leader in science and technology, needs a highly-skilled workforce to maintain its leadership role.


Craig Stanley, chairman, Assembly Higher Education Committee
Jane Oates, executive director, NJ Commission on Higher Education
Lucille Davy, commissioner, NJ Department of Education
Robert A. Altenkirch, president, NJIT
Joel Bloom, senior vice president, academic affairs and student services at NJIT
NJIT leaders of the three NSF-funded programs
Local school district teachers and education leaders

WHEN:   April 19, 2007, Conference 10:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30

WHERE: 112 Eberhardt Hall, 323 Martin Luther King Blvd., NJIT

RSVP: Rosalyn Roberts, 973-596-3433

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.