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NJIT Student Awarded Hollings Scholarship

Salman Naqvi, of Kearny, was awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship for 2008. Naqvi is an electrical engineering major, working with NJIT Physics Professor Andrew Gerrard on developing a compact molecular-aerosol light detection and ranging system to detect the gravity waves above the Newark and New York City metropolitan areas.

Goals of the scholarship program include increasing undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and fostering multidisciplinary training opportunities.  It also aims to increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy. 

The program recruits and prepares students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government.  Through it, students are also recruited and prepared for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science.

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.