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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.

WHO:

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

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.