Construction Projects Would Build NJIT’s STEM Leadership

Governor Chris Christie has approved nearly $100 million in grants construction and infrastructure projects on the university’s Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT’s role as the state’s science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The grants must now be ratified by the State Legislature.


Two main projects have been funded:

$86.3 million for the transformation of NJIT’s Central King Building (formerly Central High School) into a “Hub for STEM” education and research, including the Center for Innovation and Discovery, the Biological Sciences Education and Research Center,  a Teaching Effectiveness Institute, Math Engagement Center, a Composition Engagement Center, and centers for advising and pre-professional mentoring.
Download a PDF fact sheet on the Central King project.

$13.5 million for the “Integrative Life Science and Engineering Laboratory” that will advance NJIT’s commitment to applying tools and technologies from virtually every academic discipline to innovation in the related industries of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices to gain maximum benefit from the convergence of the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering.
Download a PDF fact sheet in the Life Science and Engineering Laboratory.