NJIT Newsroom tagged with "pre-college" 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 Participates in Summer Food Service Program http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-101.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-101.phpTue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 The New Jersey Institute of Technology will be participating in the 2014 Summer Food Service Program from June 30, 2014 to August 15, 2014. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services.

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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. 

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A STEP in the Right Direction: NJIT Hosts Science and Technology Program Graduation Ceremony for High School Students http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-412.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-412.phpFri, 13 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500 A class of 130 high school students graduated from the Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) on December 7, 2013 at NJIT.

Tagged: college of computing sciences, celebration, stem, pre-college, narain gehani, njit board of overseers, step, nicholas masucci, louis berger international scholar award, berger group holdings


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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. 

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K-12 Outreach Proposal Grant Awarded to the Society of Women Engineers http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-141.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-141.phpWed, 10 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at NJIT has recently been awarded a grant to support their continued goal of increasing the number of women studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  The award, funded by ExxonMobil, is part of the national SWE grant competition for K-12 (pre-college) outreach programs. 

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NJIT Participates in Summer Food Service Program http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-139.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-139.phpWed, 10 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 The New Jersey Institute of Technology will be participating in the 2013 Summer Food Service Program from June 26, 2013 to August 8, 2013.  The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services. 

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Society of Women Engineers at NJIT Awarded K-12 Outreach Proposal Grant http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-033.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-033.phpTue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Society of Women Engineers at NJIT has been awarded a grant to support its continued goal of increasing the number of women studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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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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19th Annual Capstone Showcase on Dec 5 http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-400.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-400.phpWed, 28 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0500 The 19th Annual Capstone Showcase, “Power of Technology” will be held on Dec. 5.  The event, which showcases the work of students from the college of computing sciences and is an opportunity for networking, will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.

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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, us news and world report, inauguration, c. stephen cordes, rochelle hendricks, mayor cory booker, 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.

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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. 

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


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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Girls Build Space Stations, Tie-Dye T-Shirts Learning Science at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-261.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-261.phpWed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Hundreds of youngsters from New Jersey schools enrolled in five-week summer science programs at NJIT for middle and elementary school youngsters will  complete an assortment of hands-on, exciting science projects—from building space stations to tie-dyeing t-shirts—through next week.

Tagged: pre-college, femme, suzanne berliner-heyman, elizabeth zushma, ken zushma


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He's Back at NJIT: Bernard Harris, the First African-American To Walk in Space http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-252.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-252.phpMon, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 The first African-American to walk in space returns to the NJIT campus on July 19, 2011 to inspire 55 middle-school students from throughout New Jersey (47) and New York City (8) to seek a career in science. 

Tagged: pre-college, bernard harris, exxonmobil, summer science camp


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NJIT To Host Real-World Capstone Showcase and Awards Ceremony http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-223.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-223.phpWed, 08 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Fourteen high school and middle school teams will present their real world projects at the College of Computing Sciences Capstone Program and Real World Connections (RWC) Project Showcase and Awards Ceremony on June 11, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. 

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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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NJIT Participates in Summer Food Service Program http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-154.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-154.phpTue, 19 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will participate in the 2011 Summer Food Service Program from July 5, 2011 to August 11, 2011. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services.

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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. 

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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.

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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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Thirty High School Students Participate in Capital One Student Banker Program at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-283.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-283.phpThu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Thirty students from high schools in Newark, the Bronx and Manhattan participated in the Capital One Student Banker Program at NJIT this week. The students arrived on campus Sunday and will make group presentations this afternoon. The one-week workshop provided an introduction to the key concepts of financial markets and institutions that will help them expand their understanding of finance beyond their personal budgets and the bank branches they will be running next year at their respective high schools. 

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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.

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NJIT To Host Real World Connections Showcase on August 11 http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-277.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-277.phpMon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Sixteen high school and middle-school students and seven CCS college capstone teams will present their real world projects sponsored by businesses and nonprofit organizations at the Summer 2010 Real World Connections and Capstone Project Showcase, Award Ceremony and Fashion Show on August 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The showcase also will feature entrepreneurship projects proposed and developed by high school students. Fashion show admission fees are $5 for students and $10 for others. For more information, contact: 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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First African-American Astronaut Bernard A. Harris Visits Summer Science Camp Today http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-253.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-253.phpWed, 14 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Bernard A. Harris, MD, of Houston, the veteran of two space shuttle missions and the first African-American to walk in space, visited NJIT today, first teaching in the morning, then speaking to youngsters participating in the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. NJIT once again served as one of 30 locations throughout the nation and the only NJ venue for the two-week residential camp, which offers middle-school students a first-hand experience with experiments, role models and innovative programs to stimulate their interest in engineering and science as a potential career path.

Tagged: stem, bernard harris, pre-college programs, exxonmobil bernard harris summer science camp


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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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Union County Vo-Tech Schools, NJIT Sign Cost-Savings Agreement Benefitting Students and Attracting High-Achieving Students to Stay in New Jersey http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-182.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-182.phpWed, 12 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Students at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools can now look forward to saving about one year of tuition and time if they choose to attend NJIT upon graduation from either the Union County Magnet High School or the Academy for Information Technology, thanks to an agreement signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Superintendent Thomas J. Bistocchi. The program allows students entering their freshman year of high school to elect to take certain courses that NJIT faculty have pre-approved for credit. High school students who successfully complete all conditions of the program while in high school will be admitted to NJIT and can participate in a number of majors and colleges including offerings of the Newark College of Engineering, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management, the College of Computing Sciences and the Albert Dorman Honors College. “This is an exciting opportunity for students at the Academy and Magnet high schools and we are pleased to extend these offerings,” said Joel Bloom, vice president for Academic and Student Services at NJIT. Dr. Bistocchi offered, "It is an opportunity for excellent students to stay in state and get an quality education at a highly ranked national university, NJIT." Similar joint advanced standing admissions programs are already in place between NJIT and Bergen County Academies and Morris County Academies.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, albert dorman honors college, joel bloom, pre-college, high school students, computing sciences


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NJIT Partners with Panasonic for 2010 Creative Design Challenge http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-169.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-169.phpThu, 29 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch addressed student teams representing 30 New Jersey public and private high schools last week at the 2010 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge finals at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. For this year's challenge, teams designed and built a remote-controlled robotic recycling plant to help sort through debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. NJIT makes significant contributions to this science and engineering technology competition: Three NJIT student interns develop the Challenge, while NJIT staff score the written reports as well as provide judges for the performance and oral presentations.  

Tagged: robert altenkirch, pre-college, competition, robotics, panasonic creative design challenge


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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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NJIT To Host Science Olympiad for Northern NJ: See Top Science Teens Compete http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-003.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-003.phpWed, 06 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Science will never be more fun than when 500 middle and senior high school students from throughout Northern New Jersey gather at NJIT on Jan. 14, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual Science Olympiad play-offs. 

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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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Princeton Architect Hillier, ING Exec, Savion Glover Highlight NJIT Celebration http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-380.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-380.phpWed, 28 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Tony Award-winning dancer, choreographer and producer Savion Glover, who was born and raised in Newark, will provide the entertainment.

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


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NJIT Ranked 11th in Nation for Graduating African Americans http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-257.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-257.phpThu, 13 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT ranked eleventh in the nation for conferring bachelor's degrees in engineering to African Americans, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education).NJIT graduated 48 African-American undergraduate engineers in the 2008-2009 academic year—a 50 percent increase from the previous academic year.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, students, joel bloom, educational opportunity program, eop, rankings, tony howell, graduates, pre-college programs, nacme, laurence howell, diverse issues in higher education, african americans


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NJIT To Host Summer 2009 Real World Connections Project Showcase and Awards Ceremony http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-250.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-250.phpMon, 03 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Fifteen high school/middle-school teams joined by College of Computing Sciences capstone teams will present the final deliverables of their real-world projects at the Summer 2009 Real World Connections Project Showcase and Awards Ceremony on August 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Enterprise Development Center 3.  

Tagged: college of computing sciences, pre-college, capstone, osama eljabiri, real world connections


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NJIT To Host Consortium for Pre-College Education's Annual Health Fair http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-245.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-245.phpMon, 27 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400 The Consortium for Pre-College Education in Greater Newark will present their Third Annual Health Fair on July 28, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. The event will feature free blood pressure screenings, cholesterol screenings and more. For more information, call 973-596-5773.

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Young Girls Build Paper Roller Coasters To Learn Physics at NJIT Camp http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-240.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-240.phpThu, 16 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Learning science has never been more rewarding for young girls than during the next few weeks at NJIT when FEMME, the 28-year-old, five-week, summer enrichment program, whirls to a fabulous finish. Hands-on, sophisticated projects guarantee to keep girls (ages 8-15) happy and learning. Among the lessons: building paper roller coasters to learn physics and tie-dyeing shirts to study chemistry. 

Tagged: department of biomedical engineering, physics, pre-college, femme, suzanne berliner-heyman, pre-college programs, roller coasters, girls


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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 Recognized by NJ Governor for Participation in Panasonic Creative Design Challenge http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-155.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-155.phpThu, 16 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT has received a proclamation from NJ Governor Jon S. Corzine recognizing the university and Panasonic “for their continued commitment to developing the creative thinking and technical skills of New Jersey's students.” NJIT student interns help to design the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge, with NJIT faculty and staff serving as judges. Since 1991, NJIT has partnered with Panasonic in the competition sponsored by the company, which tests many skills as high school teams vie for college scholarships and other prizes.

Tagged: high school students, pre-college programs, jon corzine, panasonic creative design challenge


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NJIT Receives $20,000 Grant from Horizon Foundation To Promote Teen Health http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-095.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-095.phpThu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400 To promote the health of at-risk teenagers in Newark and the surrounding area, NJIT has received a $20,000 grant from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  

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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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NEC Foundation of America Awards Grant to NJIT's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-019.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-019.phpFri, 23 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NEC Foundation of America has awarded NJIT a $32,000 grant to support the dissemination and use of therapeutic video games to serve children with severe sensory and motor disabilities. 

Tagged: biomedical engineering, richard foulds, assistive technologies


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Science Olympiad for Brainy Teens Held Tomorrow at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-010.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-010.phpWed, 14 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Building a robot, busting a crime and launching two rubber-powered model monoplanes number among the dozen-plus exciting opportunities at tomorrow's annual Science Olympiad at NJIT.

Tagged: high school, pre-college, science, competition, john carpinelli, science olympiad, robots, new jersey


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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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NJIT Receives $27,000 from National Starch for Pre-College Programs http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-295.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-295.phpMon, 18 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT received $27,000 from Bridgewater-based National Starch and Chemical Foundation to support two NJIT's pre-college programs, both benefiting women. The Women in Engineering Technology Initiative FEMME received $12,000 while a similar initiative to promote positive changes in the educational environment in Newark classrooms received $15,000.

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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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Young Girls Build Paper Roller Coasters To Learn Physics at NJIT Camp http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-276.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-276.phpTue, 22 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Learning science has never been more rewarding for young girls than during the next few weeks at NJIT when FEMME, the 27-year-old, five-week, summer enrichment program, whirls to a fabulous finish. Hands-on, sophisticated projects guarantee to keep girls (ages 8-15) giggling and learning. Among the lessons: building paper roller coasters to learn physics and tie-dyeing shirts to study chemistry.  

Tagged: physics, pre-college, bernard harris, femme, suzanne berliner-heyman


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Okay To Be A Geek, Astronaut Bernard Harris Tells NJIT Campers To Encourage Them To Choose STEM Careers http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-273.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-273.phpThu, 17 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400 It's okay to be a geek because geeks rule the world, astronaut Bernard Harris told 52 middle school youngsters during a special luncheon at NJIT's ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. 

Tagged: stem, pre-college, bernard harris, exxonmobil, summer science camp, harris foundation


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MEDIA ADVISORY: First African-American Astronaut Who Walked in Space Visits NJIT July 15 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-269.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-269.phpTue, 15 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The first African-American astronaut, Bernard Harris, ExxonMobil engineers and 52 middle school students will design and construct at NJIT small rafts of aluminum and straw designed to hold pennies.

Tagged: pre-college, bernard harris, exxonmobil, summer science camp


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Future Architects Think Outside the Box(es) http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-267.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-267.phpThu, 10 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400 High school students from throughout New Jersey, as well as the surrounding states, spent the day and most of the night at NJIT building a prototypical village of learning environments using only UPS boxes and tape. The event was part of the New Jersey School of Architecture's Summer Exploration Program, which introduces exceptional high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to the study of architecture as a major in a professional, state-of-the-art learning environment.

Tagged: new jersey school of architecture, pre-college


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NJIT Will Be Only Metro NY Location for ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-259.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-259.phpTue, 01 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will be the only New York metropolitan location to host the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp from June 30-July 17, 2008.  Fifty-two area middle school students from 36 schools will attend.

Tagged: pre-college, bernard harris, exxonmobil, suzanne berliner-heyman, summer camp


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High School Students in NJIT's Capstone Connections Program Present Project Accomplishments to NASA http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-244.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-244.phpWed, 18 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400 A group of high school students who participated in the Capstone Real World Open University Connections program at NJIT presented their multi-year Global Microscope project accomplishments to NASA headquarters yesterday in Washington, DC. Through the CCS Capstone Open University Connections Program, middle-school and high school students work in small teams to solve  real-world problems based on scenarios drawn from actual industry cases in a variety of fields, including health, education, sports and entertainment.

Tagged: high school, pre-college, capstone, open university, middle school


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NJIT To Host JETS/TEAMS Competition for High School Students http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-079.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-079.phpTue, 04 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0500 New Jersey public and private high schools will participate in a national test of engineering aptitude, mathematics, and science on March 17, 8:30 a.m-2 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center. Hosted by NJIT's Center for Pre-College Programs, the NJ JETS/TEAMS competition is a one-day, two-part academic exam coordinated by the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) designed to introduce students to an engineering team work environment.

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600 NJ Students Compete in Day-Long Science Olympiad at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-024.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-024.phpWed, 23 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 More than 600 whooping, smiling and fiercely competitive future scientists of America completed an exhaustive qualifying first round at NJIT last week in the New Jersey Science Olympiad.

Tagged: pre-college, john carpinelli, science olympiad


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Livingston High School Takes First Place in NJ Science Olympiad at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-019.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-019.phpFri, 18 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Livingston High School took first place yesterday in the NJ Regional Science Olympiad serving northern and parts of central New Jersey. Pioneer Academy Middle School, Clifton, took first place in the middle school division. Both schools along with 10 other participating schools in their divisions were invited to the upcoming statewide competition. More than 30 NJIT professors and staff members and 25 students volunteered their time and energy to run more than a dozen science experiments for the 600 students from 39 schools who participated.

Tagged: pre-college, john carpinelli, science olympiad, howard kimmel


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MEDIA ADVISORY: Photo Opportunities at NJIT’s Science Olympiad http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-017.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-017.phpWed, 16 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 More than a dozen local schools will participate in the New Jersey Science Olympiad set for 9 a.m., Jan. 17, 2008 at NJIT. Events will include student competitions to build robots, launch monoplane gliders and construct electric vehicles. 

Tagged: pre-college, john carpinelli, science olympiad, media advisory


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NJIT Offers Free College Financial Aid Workshop for High School Seniors and Parents http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-015.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-015.phpMon, 14 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT will once again open its doors for College Goal Sunday, a free financial aid workshop designed to help lower-income high school seniors and their parents navigate the sometimes confusing world of financial aid opportunities for college-bound students.  

Tagged: pre-college, high school, workshop, financial aid, monique hutchinson, ivon nunez


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NJIT’s Science Olympiad To Draw Dozens of Middle and High Schoolers http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-010.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-010.phpWed, 09 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Excitement mounts for the New Jersey Science Olympiad set for 9 a.m., Jan. 17, 2008 at NJIT. Events will include student competitions to build robots, launch monoplane gliders and construct electric vehicles. 

Tagged: pre-college, new jersey science olympiad


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NJIT Professors Plan Science Olympiad with Robots, Electric Cars, Monoplanes http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-004.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-004.phpFri, 04 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Constructing an electric car, building a robot, and launching monoplane gliders will number among the two dozen exciting opportunities for more than 500 New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the upcoming New Jersey Science Olympiad at NJIT.More than three dozen local schools will participate Jan. 17, 2008 in these and other equally challenging events in the annual regional competition.   An awards ceremony will be held that day at 3 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. 

Tagged: john carpinelli, pre-college programs, science olympiad


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NJIT to Re-engineer Science and Technology Pre-College Education With New Initiatives of More than $5M http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-169.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-169.phpThu, 19 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT today announced more than $5 M in innovative strategies to better prepare urban students to pursue 21st century engineering and science careers. Combining $4.5 M in National Science Foundation grants with NJIT's own contribution, the university-wide initiative will enrich and strengthen high school curricula in science, mathematics and engineering in Newark and other urban districts including Perth Amboy, Union City and Orange. Jane Oates, executive director of the NJ Commission on Higher Education, was among those who spoke at the event.

Tagged: robert altenkirch, bruce bukiet, technology, science, fadi deek, robert friedman, c2prism, pre-college education, nsf grant


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NJIT Announces $5M in NSF Funding To Re-Engineer Science and Technology Pre-College Education: Newark, Perth Amboy, Union City, and Orange Schools Targeted http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-160.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-160.phpTue, 17 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400 With grants from the National Science Foundation combined with NJIT's contribution, education leaders will explain their innovative plans for pre-college education in science and technology—from robots to how computers have transformed science and technology research—on April 19 at 10:30 a.m. in Eberhardt Hall, Room 112.

Tagged: grant, newark, nsf, pre-college education, science and technology


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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.

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, high school students, competition, teams


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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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Consortium for Pre-College Education To Host Health Fair at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-271.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-271.phpMon, 26 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400 The Consortium for Pre-College Education in Greater Newark will host their 1st Annual Health Fair on June 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., NJIT Campus Center. Contact: Veronica Guzman at 973-642-4197.

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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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New Jersey Institute of Technology Announces Summer Program http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-080.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-080.phpFri, 04 Mar 2005 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT's Center for Pre-college Programs will sponsor summer workshops to encourage students--many of whom are girls and minorities--from post-fourth to post-11th grades to pursue education in science, math and engineering. The workshops run from four to six weeks, and begin either in late June or early July. Applications are due April 8 and can be obtained by calling 973-596-3550 or by visiting the center's website. 

Tagged: pre-college, workshop, science, engineering, femme, math, summer, pre-engineering program, minorities, female students


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Building Blocks to a Career in Architecture http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-094.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-094.phpWed, 30 Jun 2004 00:00:00 -0400 High school juniors and seniors with an interest in architecture participated in the first of two sessions of the fourth annual New Jersey School of Architecture Summer Architecture Career Exploration Program on June 29 and June 30, 2004. In addition to classes in design, computer graphics and drawing, students were assigned a hands-on project in which they were instructed to build a learning center using UPS boxes. The winning design, shown at left, was judged based on criteria including process and product, teamwork, and completing a project within a short time period.  “It was very difficult to choose the winning design,” said Darius Sollohub, assistant professor and associate director of the Master in Infrastructure Planning Program.

Tagged: school of architecture, pre-college, high school, darius sollohub, soa, ups, summer architecture career exploration program


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