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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2003
CONTACT: Millie Gonzalez
Office of University Relations
908–737–NEWS (6397)

Kean University to Host Regional Engineering Education Conference

UNION, N.J. – Kean University will host Global Impact of the Internet on Education, the mid-Atlantic regional conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12. Registration on Friday will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Technology Building, and on Saturday, at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the New Academic Building, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.

Dr. Manu Malek, program director of computer science at Stevens Institute of Technology and the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Network and Systems Management, will deliver the keynote address. The seminar, coordinated by Kean’s Department of Technology, will include a series of workshops and presentations by more than 40 engineering professionals, including numerous Kean faculty members.

"We are honored to have been chosen as the site for the ASEE mid-Atlantic conference," said Dr. Kamal Shahrabi, chair of the Department of Technology. "The event offers a forum for networking among educators, experts and students, while allowing attendees to experience the facilities and programs the University has to offer."

Founded in 1893, ASEE is a nonprofit association compiled of more than 12,000 deans, professors, instructors, students and industry representatives dedicated to promoting and improving engineering and technology education.

Registration for the two-day event is $100 for participants and $40 for guests. For more information or to register, please contact Dr. Kamal Shahrabi at (908) 737-3504 or shahrabi@kean.edu or Dr. Ali Setoodehnia, coordinator of the Telecommunication and Information Technology Program at Kean, at (908) 737-3507 or asetoode@kean.edu.