For Immediate Release
May 6, 2003
Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
Dudley Herschbach, Noted Harvard Professor and 1986 Nobel Laureate To Speak at
NJIT, May 9, 2003
WHAT:Noted Nobel Laureate, Harvard University Professor of Science Dudley Herschbach,
will discuss improving science education at all levels in the U.S when he speaks May 9, 2003, at
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). His lecture topic is “The Impossible Takes a Little
Longer-Reflections on the Nature of Science and Science Education.” The talk will convey aspects
of the scientific enterprise including the practical value of curiosity-driven research and the
kinship of science and the humanities as liberal arts.
WHEN: Friday, May 9, 2003, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Room 1400 in the Guttenburg Information Technology Center, located
at the intersection of Central Avenue and Lock Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
HOW: Contact Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436, for directions and parking.
WHY: The College of Science and Liberal Arts at NJIT is sponsoring the lecture as
part of the college’s 20th anniversary celebration. The lecture precedes an awards dinner
honoring faculty, students and alumni.
WHO: Dudley Herschbach, Ph.D., a noted chemist, is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of
Science at Harvard University and the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Herschbach is passionate about
improving pre-college science education in the U.S. and to those ends is chairman of the board of Science
Service. This organization publishes Science News and conducts the Intel Science Talent Search and the
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Herschbach devotes his current research to methods of
orienting molecules for studies of collision stereodynamics and means of slowing and trapping molecules
to examine chemistry at long wavelengths.
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.