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

Counter-Terrorism Symposium Held at NJIT Tomorrow

The public is invited to a counter-terrorism symposium tomorrow at NJIT from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.   The forum will focus on ways to secure schools, health and transportation facilities, protect customs, borders and port security, strengthen emergency response times and more. Presenters will include NJ State Police, Customs and Border Protection, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, U.S. Coast Guard and NJ Department of Public Safety. Sponsors include NJ Chapter of the Marine Corps Reserve Association, NY Shipping Association and PhibroChem Ltd., Ridgefield Park.

Attorney and West Point graduate Tim Connors, a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserves, will be the keynote speaker. Connors will draw upon anecdotal experiences from his experiences in Afghanistan coupled with his 20-plus years of work in the areas of national defense, counter-terrorism, and homeland security.

(ATTENTION EDITORS: Reporters may contact Walter F. Conner Col. USMC (ret), president, (609) 977-2114 wconner9@verizon.net) for more information.)

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.