NJIT Extends Deadline for Candidates For Women in Technology Award

NEWARK, Feb. 20 -The deadline for accepting letters of application for the 2001 Women in Technology Leadership Awards has been extended through March 16, says Talina Knox. Knox is the program coordinator of the Murray Center for Women in Technology at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark.

The award honors outstanding female high school students in the tri-state area who have demonstrated a strong interest in math, science, and/or technology. Each school may enter two candidates. Strong candidates will have notable academic records in math, science, and/or technology, belong to clubs in these disciplines, will have participated in science fairs and competitions, produced innovative class projects and may have been previous achievement award winners.

Winners will be honored at a special dinner Monday, March 26 (5 p.m.-8 p.m.) at NJIT. Students may bring their parents and teachers to the dinner.
Submit candidate names with a letter from a teacher either by mail to Talina Knox, Murray Center for Women in Technology; NJIT, University Heights, Newark 07102 or e-mail womenscenter@njit.edu. Call Knox (973-642-4671)for more data.


NJIT is a public research university enrolling over 8,200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 80 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired public university for three consecutive years.

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