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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.)

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.