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.