New Jersey Institute of Technology Applauds Outstanding Young Female Scholars

NEWARK, May 24- The Murray Center for Women in Technology at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently honored more than 40 female high school students from New Jersey as promising young scientists. The youngsters had been nominated by their high school mathematics, science and technology teachers.

Winners received their awards during a banquet held at NJIT earlier this spring. The agenda included speeches and presentations by NJIT female professors and students. Parents and high school teachers numbered among the invited guests.

Schools were permitted to select up to two women students based on either the schools' criteria or the following 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

For more information contact Talina Knox, program assistant, Murray Center for Women in Technology, NJIT, University Heights, Newark, N.J., 07102,, 973-642-4671.


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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