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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is New Jersey's public polytechnic university, having served the community and the professions since 1881. NJIT offers studies and research opportunities in a wide range of (mostly) technical and scientific areas, with emphasis on positive societal impact, sustainable development, and the preservation of clean and healthy environment. NJIT’s largest colleges are the Newark College of Engineering and the Ying Wu College of Computing. NJIT was a Virtual Classroom pioneer, having offered entirely online courses as early as 1984. In the mid 1970s the school’s Mechanical Engineering Department collaborated with the New Jersey Medical School to create the “New Jersey Low Contact Stress, Total Knee Replacement System,” also known as “The New Jersey Knee.” It was designed to replace joints damaged by arthritis or injury and had the special advantage of a movable bearing that resolved the long-time obstacle of stress-related wear on prosthetic devices. Millions have regained mobility through this ingenious design. Today NJIT continues to focus on high-impact R&D, with strong emphasis on clean environment solutions and management of water resources. Increasingly, NJIT also operates at the intersection of Engineering, the Life Sciences, and Computing, preparing versatile and interdisciplinary professionals for positions of leadership in the technical professions and in the community.

Newark College of Engineering (NCE) provides comprehensive training in engineering design in a technology-rich environment. Since its early beginnings (the College was established in 1919), NCE adopted several basic principles that continue to guide it today. These principles include a strong emphasis on design as the ultimate objective of engineering education; extensive hands-on experience for students; a pragmatic, practical orientation; full exploitation of the newest and most scientifically-advanced and economical methods; and a commitment to engineering in the service of the public. Over time a strong research component was added as a major objective, and today NCE faculty and students conduct research and development in key areas of public need. These include transportation; automated manufacturing and robotics; computing and computer networks, including mobile computing; energy generation, storage and delivery; the design and manufacturing of medicines; medical imaging; medical instrumentation; nanotechnology; and a variety of challenges in navigation, control, and infrastructure design, maintainability and sustainability. Our teaching and research laboratories are advanced and vibrant places where individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests work together on intellectual and practical pursuits. We are interested not only in advancing theory and the state-of-the-art in the areas of our study, but also in translating abstract ideas and theoretical principles into working systems and devices. These are designed to contribute to the welfare, safety, longevity and comfort of humans, as well as to protect the environment and promote responsible and sustainable use of natural resources.