The Brian G. Kiernan '70 URI Challenge

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"Undergraduate research is the pedagogy for the 21st century."
-Council on Undergraduate Research and National Council on Undergraduate Research

Through NJIT’s Undergraduate Research and Innovation Program (URI), our most talented and ambitious students carry out professional-caliber research under the guidance of outstanding faculty mentors and volunteer advisors from industry.

Any contributions to this program received before December 31, 2018, will be matched, dollar for dollar, thanks to a generous challenge gift of $250,000 from an NJIT alumnus, Brian G. Kiernan ‘70, who chairs the URI Advisory Board. 

All gifts received will be allocated for stipends, laboratory equipment and supplies for interdisciplinary teams of students who apply cutting-edge technology to address a wide range of environmental, social, economic, medical and health challenges. Last year, thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, more than 200 students participated in URI. 

The stipends are especially important for our first-generation college students and those from underrepresented backgrounds, many of whom would otherwise have to take less academically valuable summer jobs. URI students are thus able to devote their summers entirely to their research -- gaining indispensable professional experience, as well as contributing to technological breakthroughs that will lead to a better quality of life.

We hope you will support URI today!

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