NJIT Newsroom tagged with "center for pre-college programs" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 NJIT Hosts Regional Science Olympiad on Jan. 16 http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-010.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-010.phpWed, 15 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Hundreds of students representing twenty middle schools and sixteen high schools from throughout Northern New Jersey will assemble at NJIT on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to compete in the New Jersey Science Olympiad Regional Tournament. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, college of architecture and design, nce, department of mathematical sciences, college of computing sciences, albert dorman honors college, school of management, csla, department of electrical and computer engineering, coad, department of humanities, department of biomedical engineering, ccs, department of physics, department of civil and environmental engineering, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, som, information systems, federated department of history, department of engineering technology, department of information systems, stem, center for pre-college programs, school of art design, department of biological sciences, john carpinelli, science olympiad


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Wells Fargo Awards NJIT $50,000 to Improve Teaching Math in Middle School http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-206.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-206.phpWed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 Wells Fargo has awarded a grant of $50,000 to the NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs to further the bank's commitment to improving the teaching of mathematics in New Jersey middle schools.  The grant will support a new professional development program to help middle school math teachers adopt the new common core state standards for mathematics.

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, math, stephanie tonic, donation, jacquie rhodes, wells fargo


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NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs Receives Donation from Wells Fargo http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-173.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-173.phpFri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 Furthering its commitment to improving math teaching in urban middle schools, Wells Fargo has donated $50,000 to the NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs.  Pictured is Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo At Work Director, Northeast Region Stephanie Tonic, a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers with NJIT Associate Vice President for Development Jacquie Rhodes. 

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, math, donation, stephanie tonic, wells fargo, jacquie rhodes


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The Battle of the Brains Again Comes to NJIT: Science Olympiad Set for 1/17 http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-005.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-005.phpFri, 11 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Once again the brainiest of the brainy will descend Jan. 17, 2013 upon NJIT when 600 middle and senior high school students compete vigorously in the Northern New Jersey Science Olympiad Regional play-offs. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, college of architecture and design, nce, department of mathematical sciences, college of computing sciences, albert dorman honors college, school of management, csla, department of electrical and computer engineering, coad, department of humanities, department of biomedical engineering, ccs, department of physics, department of civil and environmental engineering, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, som, information systems, department of engineering technology, federated department of history, department of information systems, stem, center for pre-college programs, school of art design, department of biological sciences, high school students, competition, science olympiad


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Installation of NJIT President Joel S. Bloom Set for Sept. 14, 2012 http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-306.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-306.phpWed, 12 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Idealism, celebration and commentary from leading state dignitaries will mark the installation of NJIT's eight president, Dr. Joel S. Bloom on Sept. 14, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facilty on the campus green.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, joel bloom, center for pre-college programs, president, inauguration, us news and world report, rochelle hendricks, mayor cory booker, c. stephen cordes, governor thomas kean


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Installation of NJIT President Joel S. Bloom Set for Sept. 14, 2012 http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-279.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-279.phpTue, 28 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Students, faculty, alumni and staff at NJIT are anticipating three gala days of ceremony, thought-provoking lectures and more, starting Sept. 12, 2012 during a three-day inaugural swirl surrounding the installation of NJIT's eighth president, Dr. Joel S. Bloom.

Tagged: joel bloom, center for pre-college programs, university convocation, president, inaugural


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Boys and Girls Build Roller Coasters, Tie-Dye T-Shirts Learning Hands-On Science http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-250.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-250.phpThu, 02 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400 If you've been hearing how American school children and teens are not learning as much as they should in STEM fields, stop by NJIT Aug. 6-8, 2012, for a story to debunk the myth. 

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NJIT Welcomes Bernard Harris, the First African-American To Walk in Space http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-228.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-228.phpWed, 11 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Bernard Harris, MD, the first African-American to walk in space returns to NJIT July 18, 2012 to inspire 54 middle school youngsters from New Jersey who want to learn more about science careers. 

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Cloud Computing for Education Workshop http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-227.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-227.phpTue, 10 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400 A three-day professional development workshop for high school teachers took place at NJIT on July 2, 3, and 5. 

Tagged: national science foundation, computer science, center for pre-college programs, cloud computing, association of public and land-grant universities, reza curtmola


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Free Bilingual Financial Aid Workshop at NJIT's College Goal Sunday http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-037.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-037.phpTue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT's College Goal Sunday is set this year for Feb. 19, 2012 (snow date March 4, 2012) from 1-4 p.m. in the second floor ballroom of NJIT's Campus Center. 

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, admissions, financial aid, monique hutchinson, fafsa, ivon nunez, college goal sunday, student services


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NJIT's Top Newsmakers for 2011 Lauded http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-015.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-015.phpTue, 17 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0500 At the start of every year, the Office of Strategic Communications looks back at NJIT's top ten press releases from the previous year which generated the most major media coverage from not only national sources but from around the world. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, college of architecture and design, nce, department of mathematical sciences, csla, department of electrical and computer engineering, coad, department of humanities, department of physics, ece, center for pre-college programs


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NJIT Board of Trustees Appoints Joel Bloom President http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-010.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-010.phpTue, 10 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0500 The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) yesterday voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Joel Bloom as President of the University, effective immediately. 

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, robert altenkirch, joel bloom, center for pre-college programs, technology, board of trustees, engineering, management, design, undergraduate research, greek village, njedge, columbia university, newark public schools, njit next campaign, kathy wielkopolski, science park high school, governor thomas kean, central high school


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NJIT Researchers Publish News of Success With Robots as Learning Tool http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-462.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-462.phpTue, 29 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT researchers, who have helped hundreds of science, mathematics, and technology teachers in New Jersey improve how students learn, have published a book chapter about their success using robotics as both a motivational and learning tool. 

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, john carpinelli, ronald rockland, howard kimmel, otto york department of chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, levelle alexander


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NJIT Trustees Appoint Joel Bloom Interim President http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-355.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-355.phpWed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Joel Bloom, EdD, to serve as interim president of the university, effective immediately. This follows the recent announcement of the resignation of Robert Altenkirch. Altenkirch will serve as a consultant to the interim president until the end of October.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, robert altenkirch, joel bloom, center for pre-college programs, njit board of trustees, greek village, kathleen wielkopolski


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NJIT Receives $80,000 Grant to Host Summer Science Camp http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-174.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-174.phpTue, 03 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT is the recipient of an $80,000 grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation and Bernard A. Harris, Jr., MD, to provide funding for the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp.

Tagged: award, center for pre-college programs, grant, bernard harris, suzanne berliner-heyman, exxonmobil, summer science camp


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Free Newsletter To Unravel the Mystery of Financial Aid from NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-012.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-012.phpThu, 20 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500 There's probably no topic more on the minds of parents of college age students than financial aid.  For many of these parents, and students, too, however, unraveling the mysteries of finding and securing the best financial aid package can be daunting. 

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, monique hutchinson, ivon nunez, college goal sunday, financial aid workshop


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Science Olympiad for Northern NJ Is Once Again To Be Held at NJIT: See Science Superstars From Area High Schools Compete http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-008.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-008.phpThu, 13 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Once again some 500 middle and senior high school students from throughout Northern New Jersey will gather at NJIT for the annual Science Olympiad play-offs. The date this year is Jan. 14, 2010,  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tagged: stem, center for pre-college programs, high school students, competition, john carpinelli, science olympiad


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Free Bilingual Financial Aid Workshop at NJIT's College Goal Sunday http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-004.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-004.phpFri, 07 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Confounded by federal student loan applications?  If you are a low-income family, there is no reason to suffer alone.

Tagged: seminar, workshop, center for pre-college programs, lecture, monique hutchinson, ivon nunez, fafsa, college goal sunday, bilingual


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High School, Middle School Students Demonstrate High Tech Smarts at NJIT Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-281.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-281.phpTue, 10 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Sixteen high school and middle school students will show off their high tech prowess to parents and business sponsors on Aug. 11, 2010, during the closing ceremony of the NJIT 2010 Summer Capstone and Real World Connections Programs for high school students.  Both programs, which are sponsored by the NJIT College of Computing Sciences (CCS), enable pre-college and college students to collaborate on projects for area businesses, corporations and others.

Tagged: college of computing sciences, center for pre-college programs, high school students, osama eljabiri


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Campers To Nip Summer Boredom With Free Science Experience at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-255.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-255.phpThu, 15 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Bernard Harris, MD, the first African American astronaut to walk in space, inspired middle schoolers at NJIT yesterday to pursue careers in science, technology engineering and math by detailing what it really was like to be an astronaut and live in space. The 54 campers, all enrolled at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, sat spellbound for more than an hour as the medical doctor, an internist by training, recounted what was needed to be successful. 

Tagged: pre-college, center for pre-college programs, science, bernard harris, suzanne berliner-heyman, exxonmobil bernard harris summer science camp, harris foundation, astronaut


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Netflix Prize Winners Tout Collaboration for Success at NJIT Teacher Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-254.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-254.phpThu, 15 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Netflix Prize winners Bob Bell and Chris Volinsky, statisticians at AT&T Labs Research, told 22 science and technology teachers last week that collaboration was key to winning the prize money. The occasion was a teacher luncheon, wrapping up a three-day conference at NJIT highlighting the use of robots in science, math and technology classes. The NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs hosted the event, thanks to Netflix prize money won by an AT&T research team and donated last year to NJIT by the corporation. Teachers walked away with teaching ideas, plus Lego Mind Storm sets to continue building robots back in their classrooms. 

Tagged: awards, honors, center for pre-college programs, event, howard kimmel, teacher


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AT&T Netflix Contest Winners Speak to 22 Science and Technology Teachers at NJIT Conference http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-246.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-246.phpThu, 08 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Netflix Contest winners, AT&T researchers Bob Bell and Chris Volinsky, recently told 22 science and technology teachers from throughout New Jersey that collaboration was key to winning the prize money. The occasion was a teacher luncheon, wrapping up a three-day conference at NJIT highlighting the use of robots in science, math and technology classes. The NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs hosted the event, thanks to Netflix prize money won by a team led by Bell and Volinsky and donated last year to NJIT by AT&T.  Teachers walked away with teaching ideas, plus Lego Mind Storm sets to continue building robots back in their classrooms. “My kids are going to be so excited that we now have this kit,” said Rich Bettini, a technology teacher at West Essex High School, North Caldwell, who participated in the learning session. Conference organizer Howard Kimmel, director of the NJIT Center, said that robots were a great way to introduce science and math materials in a multi-disciplinary way to students. “When you design a robot you also teach algebra,” he said. “We also love them because they are a hands-on learning tool, something which always enhances learning.”

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NJIT Offers Free Bilingual Financial Aid Workshop at Upcoming Sunday Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-005.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-005.phpFri, 08 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Low-income students and their parents confused by the federal applications for financial aid for college, need no longer struggle. Mark your calendars for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2009 (snow date Feb. 21, 2009), when NJIT once again opens its doors for College Goal Sunday.

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, monique hutchinson, ivon nunez, fafsa, college goal sunday, free application for federal student aid, financial aid workshop


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Princeton Architect Hillier, ING Exec, Savion Glover Highlight NJIT Celebration http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-404.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-404.phpFri, 13 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.

Tagged: college of architecture and design, college of computing sciences, albert dorman honors college, awards, department of chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, honors, celebration, board of overseers, center for pre-college programs, jacquelynn rhodes, albert dorman honors college board of visitors, scholarships, edward f. weston medal for professional achievement, outstanding corporate partner, dinner, j robert hillier, c. stephen cordes, ing clarion partners, hess corporation, savion glover, rmjm group, jeff steinhorn, town topics


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Campers To Nip Summer Boredom With Free Science Experience at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-231.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-231.phpWed, 24 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will once again serve as one of 30 locations for an ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp this summer. The camp will be held July 12-24, 2009 at the NJIT campus.

Tagged: commencement, pre-college, center for pre-college programs, bernard harris, suzanne berliner-heyman, honorary doctorate, exxonmobil bernard harris summer science camp, harris foundation, exxon mobil foundation


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NJIT Offers Free Bilingual Financial Aid Workshop at Upcoming Sunday Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-036.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-036.phpThu, 05 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500 This weekend NJIT will once again open its doors for College Goal Sunday, a day-long, free public financial aid workshop to help low-income high school seniors and their parents navigate the often confusing world of financial aid opportunities. First-generation students have benefitted from this event in the past. 

Tagged: seminar, workshop, center for pre-college programs, scholarship, event, financial aid, tuition, monique hutchinson, fafsa, ivon nunez, bilingual


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Programs, Sports and More Strengthen Bonds of NJIT and Newark http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-450.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-450.phpTue, 23 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500 The bond between NJIT and Newark grows stronger every year.  Since NJIT's founding as Newark Technical School in 1881, NJIT has been a vital partner in education, economic growth and civic betterment in the city. 

Tagged: athletics, enterprise development center, division 1, edc, center for pre-college programs, newark, sports, elizabeth del tufo, central high school


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ABC-TV World News Features NJIT’s FEMME Program http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-280.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-280.phpThu, 24 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400 ABC-TV World News tonight featured a news segment highlighting NJIT's FEMME program, now in its 27th year, sponsored by the Center for Pre-College Programs. ABC-TV Science Correspondent Ned Potter and his producer Diane Mendez interviewed girls from the program along with program director Suzanne Berliner-Heyman. 

Tagged: pre-college, center for pre-college programs, femme, suzanne berliner-heyman


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NJIT Hosts TEAMS Competition for 17 High Schools http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-106.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-106.phpFri, 09 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Seventeen New Jersey public and private high schools will participate in a national test of engineering aptitude, mathematics, and science on March 12, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center and Ballrooms. The test questions represent college freshman-level engineering coursework.

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NJIT Named Among Hosts of 2007 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-100.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-100.phpWed, 07 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Former astronaut Bernard Harris and the ExxonMobil Foundation have named NJIT to be among 19 university campus locations that will host the 2007 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps. NJIT will be the only New Jersey participant in the program.

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, john carpinelli, exxonmobil bernard harris summer science camp


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NJIT To Host FIRST Robotics Kick-Off Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-008.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-008.phpFri, 06 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Five-foot tall, 130-pound, radio-controlled robots will begin to come to life at NJIT Saturday, when hundreds of high school students will be given kits from which they must build and design the robots. "This kick-off event sets the clock ticking and the teams will run back to their schools to start figuring out ways to have their robots win this year's game," said Randy Schaeffer, FIRST regional director for New York City and New Jersey, which is based at NJIT.

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, high school students, robotics, first, robots, randy schaeffer


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NJIT Faculty Receives Excellent Teacher Award http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-368.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-368.phpThu, 13 Oct 2005 00:00:00 -0400 Howard Kimmel, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and executive director of New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Center for Pre-College Programs, received the NJIT Foundation Overseers Public and Institute Service Award.

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NJIT To Meet with Senegalese Educators at Newark’s West Side High http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-320.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-320.phpFri, 16 Sep 2005 00:00:00 -0400 An engineer, a student and a technician from NJIT who helped middle and high school students from Newark compete in New Jersey FIRST competitions will discuss their experiences with a delegation of Senegalese educators on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m., West Side High School, Newark. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, engineer Levelle Burr-Alexander, project manager for instruction at NJIT's Center for Pre-College Programs, and Frank Johansson, a technician at NJIT, will attend.

Tagged: robert altenkirch, high school, center for pre-college programs, first, frank johansson, levelle alexander


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