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The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Board of Trustees has elected its first female chairperson, Kathleen Wielkopolski, Chester. Wielkopolski is executive vice president and chief financial strategy officer of the Gale Company, Florham Park. Serving as co-vice chair will be attorney James M. Burns, Middletown.  Burns, a specialist in management labor law, is a founding partner of the Livingston law firm, Genova, Burns & Vernoia.  Serving as the other co-vice chair of the board will be Stephen DePalma, chief executive officer and chairman of Schoor DePalma Inc, Manalapan, and an alumnus of NJIT.  Attending his first meeting this November as a member of the Board was civil engineer David J. Samuel, Sayreville, an NJIT alumnus and a managing partner in the engineering firm CME Associates, Parlin, who joined the board Oct. 25, 2004. >>
NJIT Day is a campus-wide fall festival featuring the dedication of NJIT's new buildings. There will be music, entertainment, athletic games. >>
Some 120 students from Newark's public schools will compete in a Mission Mars robotics contest. The sixth through eighth graders, divided into 15 teams, used Lego Mindstorm kits to design small robots. The children, mentored by NJIT students, programmed the robots to perform tasks on a mock surface of Mars. In competition, the robots must perform certain tasks: moving ramps and exiting a landing base, clearing surface dust from solar panels and connecting habitation modules. Judges will evaluate the robots' performance and select team winners.  >>