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Governor's School of Engineering and Technology Scholars to Present Work on Biomedicine, Renewable Energy, Wastewater Treatment and Other Technologies
You are invited to send a reporter to cover the student presentations. Please contact Carl Blesch at 732-932-7084, ext. 616 (office), 908-875-4137 (cell) or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, contact Carl for a list of participants sorted by home town.
|WHO:||Governor’s School scholars from throughout New Jersey, program leaders, and corporate participants. Rep. Rush Holt of the 12th Congressional District plans to attend the opening event.|
|WHAT:||Research project presentations by high school students attending the New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology at Rutgers University|
|WHEN:||Friday, July 27, 2012, 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Opening event at 10:45 a.m. in the multipurpose room, Busch Campus Center, 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, N.J. 08854. Presentations will take place in three nearby auditoriums from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
Rutgers is hosting 87 motivated, high-achieving high school students in this year’s New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology. Groups of scholars will describe and demonstrate the 25 projects they worked on during the four-week session on the last day of the program, Friday, July 27. Projects include finding ways to improve chronic wounds and developing technology for renewable energy and wastewater treatment.
In addition to working on projects, Governor’s School scholars also attend classes in subjects such as particle physics, solar cells, robotics and computer programming. They also take field trips to corporate and industrial sites in and around New Jersey, such as a nuclear power plant; a high-performance networking firm; and a pharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing site.
This year’s scholars come from 19 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. More than 90 percent of scholars from previous years’ programs have pursued technical higher education and careers.This year’s program is funded by Rutgers University, the State of New Jersey, South Jersey Industries, PSE&G, Morgan Stanley and Lockheed Martin.
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