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2014
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. >>
2013
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. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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). >>
2012
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
A three-day professional development workshop for high school teachers took place at NJIT on July 2, 3, and 5.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
2011
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.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
Confounded by federal student loan applications?  If you are a low-income family, there is no reason to suffer alone. >>
2010
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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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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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.” >>
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. >>
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.   >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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.   >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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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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.  >>
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.  >>
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. >>
2008
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.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.   >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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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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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.   >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
2007
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
2006
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. >>
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. >>
2005
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. >>
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. >>
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>>
2004
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. >>