NJIT Presents Progress Report on Smart Gun Research To Legislators May 22

NEWARK, May 21- New Jersey Institute of Technology has completed the first phase of the state-funded investigation of personalized weapons technology. A project team led by Donald H. Sebastian, vice president for technology development and professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at New Jersey Institute of  Technology (NJIT), will deliver their findings and recommendations to the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee tomorrow, Tuesday May 22, 2001 at 10 a.m.

The presentation will take place before the members of the New Jersey State Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee in Committee Room 1, 1st Floor, State House Annex, Trenton. No public testimony will be taken.

The team will be available to the press one-half hour after the Committee briefing in Room 109. An abstract and summary of the two-volume report are available either from the NJIT Office of Communications at 973-596-3436 until 4:30 p.m. today or on the project web site www.njit.edu/pwt/ . The full text of the report will be posted on the NJIT site (www.njit.edu/pwt/reports/pwtreport.html) by 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

 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
Public Relations
(973) 596-3436