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

NJIT To Host Major Biomedical Engineering Showcase and Career Fair

More than 300 people and 30 companies are expected to attend the sixth annual biomedical engineering showcase and career fair on March 13, 2009 at NJIT. The annual event, to be held from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in NJIT’s Campus Center, unites industry professionals and academics interested in the applied-life sciences.   

“Explore the Leading Edge of the Biomedical Frontier: Neuro-engineering, Imaging and Assistive Technologies” will feature keynote presentations and panel discussions with academic and industrial leaders. A display of student research projects will highlight the event.  The showcase provides a forum to discuss key scientific and business issues of interest to the biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

“Bringing people together in one setting is essential,” said Judith Sheft, associate vice president technology development at NJIT. “Building synergies among them is key to biomedical engineering and biotechnology, since both rely on interdisciplinary collaborations.”

Keynote presentations will address university research in neuro-engineering and panels will discuss clinical perspectives in neurosurgery and imaging and funding for translational research.  There will be a breakout session focused on student career issues such as the hiring process and career preparation in biomedical engineering. 

A student career fair highlights the afternoon sessions starting at 1:30 p.m. Students studying biomedical engineering, biotechnology and other health-science related careers will have a chance to meet prospective employers in those fields. The companies will discuss full time, co-op, internship and summer employment opportunities.

Event sponsors with NJIT are Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey; Princeton University; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Stevens Institute of Technology; and Kean University.  Event partners with NJIT are BioNJ; New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology; New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and North Jersey Partners (WIRED). Sponsorship support has been provided by  the Foundation Venture Capital Group LLC; the White Rose Health Innovation Partnership; Cushman and Wakefield; Lowenstein Sandler, New Jersey Business Incubation Network, New Jersey Technology Council and Amper, Politziner and Mattia.

To learn more about the program, click here.  To register as a participant click here or call Judith Sheft, assistant vice president of technology development at NJIT: (973) 596-5825. Career fair registration for companies is available here or call (973) 596-3219.

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.