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Government and Industry Leaders Herald Launch of New Jersey Innovation Institute, An NJIT Corporation

Newark, NJ, April 22, 2014 — Government and industry leaders today gathered at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to join NJIT President Joel S. Bloom for the launch of the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that provides a new model for business innovation through the leveraging of industry, government, and higher education assets and investment.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Panasonic Corp. of North America Chairman and CEO Joe Taylor, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks, and New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak attended the NJII event and discussed the importance of the venture as well as its potential to facilitate economic development through the marriage of industry-driven agendas and NJIT’s intellectual and technological assets.

Bloom noted NJIT’s long history of partnership with private industry, saying, “Economic development…is in NJIT’s blood and is expressly stated as part of our mission.” Read the rest of this entry »

Rutgers’ Aresty Symposium to Showcase Undergrad Student Research on April 25

New Brunswick, NJ, April 22, 2014 — Carl Blesch and Robin Lally report that, for the past decade, the benefits of a public research university have been exhibited annually at Rutgers’ Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium, where more than 2,000 students have had the opportunity to showcase the results of their work in areas that span the humanities, social sciences, technology, and life and physical sciences.

This year’s 10th anniversary research symposium, which takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Livingston Student Center, will feature the research of more than 500 students.

To conduct their own independent study, these undergraduates have taken advantage of mentoring provided by Rutgers faculty whose research bridges diverse fields. Read the rest of this entry »

Wednesday! NJ Big Data Alliance to Host Inaugural Symposium, ‘Partnership in Big Data,’ April 23 at Rutgers

NJ Big Data Alliance to Host Inaugural Symposium, ‘Partnership in Big Data,’ April 23 at Rutgers

New Brunswick, NJ, April 21, 2014 — The New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) will launch officially at its inaugural symposium, entitled “Partnerships in Big Data: Pathways to Transformative Innovation in New Jersey,” on Wednesday, April 23 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Rutgers’ Livingston Hall at 88 Joyce Kilmer Avenue in Piscataway.

The proliferation of data sources and the resultant deluge of digital data is significantly impacting all sectors of industry, academia and society. Challenges associated with the collection, management and analysis of extremely large data sets permeate many industry sectors in New Jersey including the financial, biopharmaceutical, insurance and energy sectors. Read the rest of this entry »

Rutgers to Cosponsor ‘Food and The Human Experience’ on April 29

Trenton, DC, April 14, 2014 — You are invited to “Food and the Human Experience: Community Event on Childhood Obesity and Food Access in Trenton,” which will be held Tuesday, April 29 at the War Memorial, George Washington Ballroom in Trenton.

Thanks to a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the Rutgers Film Bureau in the Mason Gross School of the Arts is collaborating with academics from fields like anthropology, ethics, human ecology and Africana studies and with leaders in Food Initiatives across the State of New Jersey to host a discussion series and film screening on the issue of food insecurity and childhood obesity in the Garden State. Read the rest of this entry »

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