E-Commerce and the Environment
Preliminary results indicate that when products are bought and sold on the web and shipped directly to consumers (B2C), there will likely be a negative impact on the environment, due to energy expended and emissions created by shipping small packages overnight by air or truck. But if customer and product information is used to integrate B2C and other environmental factors, e-commerce can have a positive environmental impact, attributable to reduced over-production and reduced inventory.
NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university
enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and
doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges:
Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science
and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of
Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults
eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives
include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering,
environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials,
microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics.
Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.