Advisory: Continuing Professional Education Program At NJIT Teaches Students To Walk And Work In Moon Suits

NEWARK, March 6

WHAT: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) instructors teach students to work in moon suits.

WHEN: March 8, 1 p.m.

WHERE: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, Room 416 Colton Hall.

WHY: The students (ages 18 to 23) are disadvantaged young adults from New Jersey's inner cities who have enrolled to turn around their lives. The program, run under the auspices of the New Jersey Youth Corps, aims to put people to work, plus teach them life skills, including completing a high school diploma. NJIT teachers provide instruction on how to wear and work in moon suits. Workers wear the suits to clean up brownfields (contaminated old buildings). The program is part of the university's ongoing mission to foster economic development at all levels throughout the state. NJIT has been doing health and safety programs like this one since 1990. New Jersey companies hire program graduates at salaries starting upwards of $25,000.

HOW: Arrive for photos and to observe the class from 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Following class, available for discussion will be NJIT instructors and students (about 15 who live throughout the state). If you need parking, please call the press office, (973) 596-3434.


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.

Contact Information: Sheryl Weinstein
Office Of Communications, 
(973) 596-3436 

Michael Olohan
Office of Communications,
(973) 596-5203