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Thailandís Best and Brightest Students To Visit NJIT

NEWARK, September 24--A group of Thailandís best and brightest college students, along with six Thai officials and four journalists, will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Thursday, Sept. 25.

The visit, organized by the Thai Government, is intended to expose Thailandís top college students to Americaís best universities, companies and government agencies. The students will also visit Harvard, Stanford and Columbia universities, companies such as Du Pont, Lockheed Martin and Cisco as well as NASA.

The trip offers the students a chance to gain invaluable international experience, said Sonthi Vannasaeng, minister-counselor of science and technology for the Royal Thai Embassy. It also allows the students a chance to gain cross-disciplinary educational perspectives, he said.

The Thai contingent will arrive at NJIT on Thursday, at 9 a.m. They will spend the morning listening to NJIT professors explain their work in fields such as polymer research, materials science and pharmaceutical engineering. Beginning at 11: 15 a.m., the group will tour NJITís most celebrated labs including the Microelectronics Fabrication Facility, the Materials Characterization Laboratory and the Polymer Processing Institute.


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. NJIT ranks in Tier 2 of U.S. News & World Reportís list of national doctoral universities.

Contact Information:   Robert Florida
Public Relations
(973) 596-5203 




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