For Immediate Release
April 19, 2002

Media Advisory

NJIT Students Celebrate Earth-Day With a Passaic River Clean-Up

WHAT: About 100 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) students will clean up the Passaic River and River Bank Park, in Newark.

WHO: The NJIT Community Environmental Awareness Group - a student group dedicated to environmental awareness and action. Andrew Tanis, NJIT student, is the group's clean-up coordinator.

WHERE: The River Bank Park, Raymond Boulevard, in Newark's Ironbound section. Students will meet at the "Welcome To Newark" sign in the park.

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

BACKGROUND: The students have worked on River Bank Park many times, transforming it from a weed-choked and trash-strewn area into a green riverside park. The students have cleaned up Branch Brook Park, Newark, as well as parks in Bergen County. They have worked with the Sierra Club, and have visited the Newark schools, teaching students about water and environmental conservation.

CONTACT: Robert Florida
Public Relations
(973) 596-5203


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.