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

Town Hall Meeting on New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure Tomorrow at NJIT

NJIT will host tomorrow morning the first of three statewide meetings to discuss the state of New Jersey’s infrastructures.  According to the New Jersey American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2007 Report Card for the State’s Infrastructure and the recent national ASCE 2009 Report Card, New Jersey’s infrastructure systems are in critical need of repairs.   The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 8 -11:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  Free parking and more will be available.

According to the report, the systems are reaching their design life in terms of both system integrity and capacity.  Other meetings are planned for March 17, 2009 in CAIT Auditorium at Rutgers University, New Brunswick and April 8, 2009 in the Atrium and Auditorium at Rowan University, Glassboro.

All meetings are co-sponsored by the New Jersey Institute of Technology and supported by the New Jersey sections of the American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation. NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, at the edge in knowledge,  enrolls more than 8,000 students in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 92 degree programs  offered by six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences.   NJIT  is renowned for expertise in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning.  In 2006, Princeton Review named NJIT among the nation’s top 25 campuses for technology and top 150 for best value.  U.S. News & World Report’s 2007 Annual Guide to America’s Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities.

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.