WHAT: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host the official ribbon-cutting of the new Makerspace at NJIT, which was funded in part by a $10 million appropriation from the State of New Jersey. The event will take place on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.on the NJIT campus. Through hands-on, project-based learning complemented by training on industrial equipment, development of prototyping skills, and experience with modern manufacturing technology, Makerspace at NJIT will prepare students for leadership and success in the STEM-dependent economy of the 21st century. It also will provide opportunities for faculty members to collaborate with industry in ways that will spur economic growth.
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, NJIT Campus. Parking will be available in the Science and Technology Parking Garage, 42 Wilsey Street, Newark, N.J. 07103
Joel S. Bloom, president of NJIT
Joseph M. Taylor, NJIT Trustee and former Chair and CEO of Panasonic Corp. of North America
Paul A. Sarlo ’92,’95, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader, State of New Jersey
Robert Cohen, Vice President and General Manager of R&D, Stryker Orthopaedics’ Reconstructive Division
Moshe Kam, Dean of NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering
Matthew Emmerson ’17, NJIT Student