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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJIT’s EOP Academic Boot Camp Graduation Ceremony Tomorrow

WHAT: EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) Boot Camp will hold the closing ceremony for its summer academic enrichment program. Some 150 students spent the past five weeks in this academic "boot camp,” living on campus and attending a grueling schedule of classes from Monday to Thursday before heading home for the weekend. The program helps incoming students, most of whom are minorities, make a smooth transition from high school to college.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008; noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE: NJIT, Jim Wise Theatre

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.