New Jersey Institute of Technology Seeks Nominations for Inventors Hall of Fame

NEWARK, August 7 - From the electric light bulb to the electric guitar, New Jersey inventors have changed the world. Their work continues in modern corporate laboratories as well as at kitchen tables. To pay tribute to the state's inventing heritage, the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) sponsors a permanent tribute to the individuals and corporations who have worked to advance technology. Hall of fame nominations are taken from the public. Among the notable members are Albert Einstein and Thomas Alva Edison. Nominations are now open for the February 2002 awards. They must be submitted by October 1, 2001. There are two award categories. The hall of fame designation is for living or deceased inventors who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of knowledge and human welfare. The inventor of the year award is given to inventors whose inventions are covered by current U.S. patents. All nominees must have lived and/or worked on their inventions in New Jersey. To obtain nomination forms, write to the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, NJIT, 323 Martin Luther King Blvd., Room 12 E, Newark, NJ 07102 or download a copy of the nomination form at www.njinvent.njit.edu.

NJIT is a public research university enrolling over 8,200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 80 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired public university for three consecutive years.

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