For Immediate Release
August 16, 2002

Media Advisory

New Jersey Institute of Technology To Host A Press Conference on Homeland Security

WHAT:New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) hosts a press conference to release the results of a survey on homeland security. Also during the press conference, NJIT officials will announce the founding of the NJIT Center for Homeland Security. The center will help New Jersey organize the myriad yet disparate agencies that now constitute its homeland security team.

WHO: Donald H. Sebastian, Ph.D., vice president for research and development at NJIT, will release the results of the survey. Sebastian is spokesman for the new NJIT Center for Homeland Security.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 21, at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) campus, in the John Howard room, second floor, Hazel Student Center. Call (973) 596-3433 for parking and directions. Refreshments will be served.

WHY: The survey asked New York/New Jersey metropolitan residents about their fears since 9/11, and whether they think state and federal agencies have done enough to safeguard them from attacks.

NJIT's Center for Homeland Security has formed a partnership with software developers whose programs can give the state an immediate capacity to manage its homeland security team.


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.