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NJIT’s Science Olympiad To Draw Dozens of Middle and High Schoolers

Excitement mounts for the New Jersey Science Olympiad http://www.njscienceolympiad.org/ set for 9 a.m., Jan. 17, 2008 at NJIT. Events will include student competitions to build robots, launch monoplane gliders and construct electric vehicles.  An awards ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.  To date, participating New Jersey schools include:

New Jersey High Schools

  • Bergen County: Northern Highlands Regional, Allendale; Bergen County Academies, Hackensack/Paramus/Teterboro; Al-Ghazaly, Teaneck.
  • Essex County: Livingston, Livingston; Millburn, Millburn; and Montclair, Montclair; West Essex, North Caldwell.
  • Middlesex County: Union County Vo-Tech, Scotch Plains; Middlesex, Middlesex.
  • Morris County: West Morris Central, Chester; West Morris Mendham, Mendham; Montville Twp., Montville; Morristown, Morristown.
  • Passaic County: Pioneer Academy of Science, Clifton.
  • Sussex County: Wallkill Regional HS, Hamburg; Sparta, Sparta.
  • Union County: Governor Livingston, Berkeley Heights; New Providence, New Providence; Summit, Summit; Westfield, Westfield.

New Jersey Middle Schools

  • Bergen County: Haworth Public School, Haworth; Westbrook, Paramus; Eisenhower, Wyckoff.
  • Essex County: Renaissance, Glenfield, Montclair Kimberly Academy, all in Montclair; Mt. Hebron School, Upper Montclair; West Essex Regional Jr. H.S., North Caldwell.
  • Passaic County: Pioneer Academy of Science, Clifton.
  • Morris County: Mt. Olive, Budd Lake; Mountain View, Mendham; Mendham Township, Mendham; Randolph, Randolph.
  • Somerset County: Central Jersey College Prep Charter School, Somerset.
  • Sussex County: Sparta, Sparta.
  • Union County: Carl H. Kumpf, Clark; Rahway, Rahway; Edison I.S., Westfield

The competition is one of three regional Olympiads held across the state. At each event, the top half of the teams with highest total scores will be eligible to compete in the upcoming state competition slated for March. The top teams from the March competition will then go on to compete in the National Science Olympiad.

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.