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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.

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.