New Brunswick, NJ - Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, shares a common bond with the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Class of 2019; she officially joined the school during the first week of August, too. On Friday, Aug. 7, Gabriel, the first female dean at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, welcomed more than 190 incoming medical students during the annual White Coat Ceremony.
Branchburg, NJ - According to Andrew Sheldon of NJBiz, "Things are about to get even easier for honors students who hope to transfer from Raritan Valley Community College to Drew University: Both schools will be entering an agreement to provide seamless credit transfer and scholarship funds to RVCC's Honors Program graduates who wish to pursue a baccalaureate at Drew. RVCC President Michael McDonough said the agreement is unique in its comprehensive nature."
Trenton, NJ - Put your scientists into a classroom geared towards leadership training. This fast-paced program turns science-minded managers into capable business leaders so they can fully leverage your company's human capital. From The Laboratory To Leadership was developed exclusively for managers who are involved in the research, development and commercialization of life sciences and medical device technologies.
Trenton, NJ - According to Catherine Gewertz, "You've followed the assessment soap opera as dozens of states signed up for PARCC and Smarter Balanced, and then, one by one, about half dropped out. Now a new story line is emerging: States are throwing over PARCC or Smarter Balanced to use the SAT or ACT for their high school accountability tests. How far this trend will go is an open question at the moment. But yesterday delivered the latest news of its direction, when Connecticut announced that it would use the SAT instead of the Smarter Balanced assessment for its 11th graders."
Hoboken, NJ – Stevens Institute of Technology researchers and ocean physicists Dr. Alan Blumberg and Dr. Philip Orton have been selected to join the Third New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC3) to advise New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the administration’s climate policy leadership on climate change projections and adaptation. The kickoff meeting for the panel was held today at New York City’s City Hall.
Hoboken, NJ - Biomaterials have increasingly become an integral part of clinical and surgical practice in orthopedics, dentistry, cardiology and soft tissue applications, among others. These technologies include artificial joints, bone grafts, heart valves, dental fillings, and reconstructive tissue.
Hoboken, NJ - Ribbon cutting and open house for SURE HOUSE, an environmentally sustainable, resilient house for coastal communities – one that could better withstand a storm the size of Hurricane Sandy. The SURE House will serve as Stevens’ entry into the Solar Decathlon, a biennial competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy which challenges teams from the world’s most prestigious institutions to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. Following the Open House, the home will be transported to California for the actual Solar Decathlon competition (October 8-18).
Hoboken, NJ - According to Andrew Sheldon of NJBiz, "Stevens Institute of Technology has received a $250,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation to be put toward the completion of the university's SURE HOUSE, which is the school's entry into the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition. The SUstainable and REsilient HOUSE represents the school’s vision of a sustainable and resilient home for the areas at greatest risk during extreme weather.
Trenton, NJ - The Innovation New Jersey Coalition is a diverse coalition of leading businesses, trade associations and higher education institutions established to strengthen and enhance the culture of innovation in New Jersey. Join us on LinkedIn to continue to collaborate and innovate: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Innovation-New-Jersey-8356334/about
Trenton, NJ - Forbes released its annual list of Top Colleges last week and three of New Jersey's academic institutions made the top 200. Princeton University ranked 4th, Rutgers University ranked 146th and The College of New Jersey ranked 182nd. Pomona College in California taking the top slot and Williams College and Stanford University listed as second and third, respectively.
Trenton, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan and Assembly colleagues to create a task force charged with recommending how to incorporate engineering into the K-12 science curriculum received final legislative approval last month and now heads to the governor's desk.
Washington D.C. - According to Sophie Quinton of Pew Charitable Trust, "New College of Florida doesn’t offer pre-professional degrees, like nursing or engineering. Students choose the public liberal arts college because they want an intellectual experience. Many take a year off after graduation to pursue research or community service. Yet last fall, New College opened a flashy new career center on its Sarasota campus. It needed to prove to the state that it was helping students find jobs and graduate on time, or risk losing $1.1 million in state aid. “That’s a big deal for us,” David Gulliver, media relations coordinator for New College, said of the money.
Washington D.C. - According to the State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI), "Although immigrants account for approximately one-fourth of U.S. science and engineering (S&E) employment, there have been relatively few academic studies published that discuss the link between these immigrants, who represent an increasing share of the U.S. workforce, and innovation in the United States. Through a broad investment from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, guest editors William Kerr and Sarah Turner curated a special volume of the Journal of Labor Economics to highlight recent research specifically focused on the impacts of high-skilled immigration."
Trenton, NJ – Twenty three of New Jersey’s colleges and universities make Money’s annual Best College’s ranking. Based off of three categories - quality of education, affordability and outcomes – several of the state’s institutions make the 736 school list.
Newark, NJ - The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated NJIT as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education through the 2020 academic year. NSA and DHS jointly sponsor CAE with the goal to reduce vulnerability in the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research, and producing a growing pipeline of professionals with information assurance expertise in various disciplines.
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