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2004 - 3 stories
2009
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. >>
2005
It's an academic boot camp designed to take high school students from the state's poorest school districts and transform them into bright college students who will one day work as engineers, scientists and other professionals. During their six-week stay at NJIT, the 160 students live in the residence halls and adhere to strict rules. The summer boot camp, run by NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), helps the students, most of who are minorities, make an easy transition from high school to college. “The program is demanding, no doubt about it,” says Laurence Howell, executive director of EOP. “But it gives the students the intensive academic prepping they need to make the transition from high school to a rigorous university such as NJIT.” >>
2004
Laurence Howell, the executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Minority Engineering Programs Administrators (NAMEPA).  Howell will be chairman for two years, representing universities along the East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic states. >>
Laurence Howell, the executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT, has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Minority Engineering Programs Administrators (NAMEPA). Howell will be chairman for two years, representing universities along the East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic states. “It's a great honor to be a part of NAMEPA,” said Howell,  “and as chairman I'll extend the work I do at NJIT to motivate and increase the number of minority engineers.” >>
Laurence Howell, the executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been named minority-engineering program director of the year by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). >>