WHAT: NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that facilitates research collaborations among faculty and students at the three institutions aimed at improving water quality.
WHO: Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT’s Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection; Moshe Kam, dean of NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering; Tony Lowman, dean of the College of Engineering at Rowan University; and Joe Hughes, dean of the College of Engineering, Drexel University
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 10, from 12-1:00 p.m.
WHERE: NJIT Campus Center, Ballroom B
WHY: The demand for water quality protections has grown in urgency with increases in the population and in industrial and agricultural operations. The number of new contaminants entering the water supply has been steadily growing, posing ecological and health risks to waterways and to communities dependent on them. The need to devise holistic solutions to these challenges is well recognized at NJIT, Drexel and Rowan Universities. Shared goals include the organization of key presentations on water, the joint offering of short courses on water that draw on expertise at the three institutions, and the establishment of a portal to facilitate communication between the faculties of the three institutions. The MOU also addresses methods for spurring economic growth through collaboration with Industry and the development of a skilled workforce in water technologies.
CONTACT: NJIT’s Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection at firstname.lastname@example.org, (973) 596-6079