New Jersey Institute of Technology Seeks Outstanding Young Women for Award

NEWARK, Jan. 25--The Murray Center for Women in Technology at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania mathematics, science and technology high school teachers to nominate outstanding sophomore and junior women students to represent their schools at NJIT's Annual Women in Technology Leadership Award 2002 banquet, March 11, from 5-8 p.m. at NJIT.

Each leadership award winner, her nominating teacher, and her parents will be invited to attend the banquet with guest speaker, and pre-banquet information session highlighting research and experiences of NJIT women faculty and students.

Each school may select two women students to receive the award. Schools may develop their own criteria for selection or use the following suggested guidelines:

  • Demonstrated interest in mathematics, science or technology;
  • Good classroom performance in these subjects;
  • Science, mathematics or computer club membership;
  • Participation in science fairs and competitions;
  • Innovative class projects;
  • Previous achievement awards.

Candidates names, along with a supporting letter for each student, should be mailed by February 18, 2002 to Talina Knox, Program Assistant, the Murray Center for Women in Technology, NJIT, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102 or email: Contact Knox at 973-642-4671 for more information.


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.

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