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NJIT's Newark College of Engineering To Host Fall Career Day for High School Students

WHAT: Fall NCE Career Day for High School Students

WHO: Newark College of Engineering

WHEN: Friday, November 2, 2007 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Campus Center Ballroom 

Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT will host once again its “Engineering Career Day.”  The program will offer high school students the chance to explore six diverse engineering fields, all on the same day on the NJIT campus.  Students can learn more about engineering specialties such as biomedical, chemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer engineering; industrial and manufacturing and mechanical.

More than 30 New Jersey high schools are expected to attend the event.  Participants will be escorted around the campus by NCE staff and encouraged to meet with engineering students and faculty. In addition, a workshop series will run concurrently with student tours. The workshops will be geared toward helping both teachers and guidance counselors better understand engineering.  Professional development credits will be awarded.

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.