A team of four NJIT undergraduates—all natives of New Jersey—competed in the annual regional College “Quiz” Bowl tournament. The NJIT team finished fifth place in the combined regional category and second place for the region.
Team members included freshman civil engineering major and team captain Vinay Varadarajan, of Fords; sophomore biomedical engineering major Ketan Gujurathi, of Belleville; sophomore mechanical engineering major Greg Manning, of Hazlet; and senior mechanical engineering major Robert Horvath, of South River.
Two participants enjoyed personal victories: Varadarajan placed fourth and Manning tenth in overall point scoring in a 50-person field.
If the first-place team from Region 3 is unable to attend the national tournament in Minneapolis in April, the NJIT team will be asked to represent the region. The NJIT students are enrolled in NJIT’s Albert Dorman Honors College.
The NJIT Campus Center annually participates in these kinds of campus tournaments. Other events include the American Colleges and Unions International Region 3, in which students from NJIT compete against peers from colleges and universities in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Delaware and Philadelphia.
College Bowl is an academic event to test knowledge of science, history, literature, current events and popular culture. The season involves three tiers: the campus program, the regional championships and the national championship.
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls more than 9,558 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 2011 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 Office of Continuing Professional Education.