New Brunswick, N.J. (Dec. 11, 2018) – Rutgers recently became a partner in an innovative center – funded with a $5.2 million National Science Foundation grant – to translate the importance of scientific research to the general public. The Center for Advancing the Societal Impacts of Research (ARIS Center) is housed at the University of Missouri with participants around the country, including at Rutgers. Partners include Brown University, Duke University, Iowa State University, Madison Area Technical College, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Oregon State University and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Washington D.C. - Last week, the White House released "Charting a Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education," a five-year federal strategic policy plan to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The plan outlines three key priorities: (1) increase diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM; (2) prepare the STEM workforce for the future; and (3) build a strong foundation for STEM literacy. The report outlines strategic policy priorities across 15 federal departments and independent agencies, including NASA, and the Departments of Education, Labor and Transportation.
The national initiative will translate scientific research to educate and engage the community.
Rutgers recently became a partner in an innovative center – funded with a $5.2 million National Science Foundation grant – to translate the importance of scientific research to the general public. The Center for Advancing the Societal Impacts of Research (ARIS Center) is housed at the University of Missouri with participants around the country, including at Rutgers. Partners include Brown University, Duke University... Read more here.
Washington DC - According to Devashree Saha, "Science and scientists have played an important role in the field of policymaking, informing and guiding decisions on a wide range of issues, including health care, land management, pollution, transportation and even social issues. While it is rare that scientific evidence is the only consideration in a policy decision—beliefs, experience, trial and error, and personal or political values are also used in making policy decisions—science is on balance a more dependable and defensible guide than informed hunches, analogies or personal experience."
Trenton, NJ - Research with NJ, a free portal that showcases New Jersey’s experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), was among projects and industry leaders honored during the New Jersey Technology Council’s Awards Celebration last night. The honorees were recognized for their contributions to the Garden State’s innovation ecosystem.
Whippany, NJ - On the verge of surpassing its goal of providing 1 million hands-on science experiences to children in the United States by the year 2020, Whippany-based Bayer announced its next ambitious goal – to provide a total of 5 million such experiences by the year 2025. The milestone, if achieved, will correspond with the 30th anniversary of Bayer’s award-winning commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States.
Commerce announces $21 million in new Regional Innovation Strategies awards, including NJ Innovation Institute
Westerville, OH - At SSTI's 2018 Annual Conference this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced 40 awardees for $21 million in the latest round of the Regional Innovation Strategies program. The program which makes grants for the i6 Challenge and Seed Fund Support, has now provided $78 million to 180 projects across 46 states, DC and Puerto Rico.
Trenton, NJ - According to NJBiz, "Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a new program for three of New Jersey's urban high schools aimed at preparing the state's students for careers in science and technology. Speaking at the Panther Academy in Paterson Tuesday, Murphy unveiled the Pathway in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program where a student, upon completion, will graduate with both a high school diploma and associate degree."
Egg Harbor Township, N.J. – The National Aviation Research and Technology Park (NARTP) has finalized a contract with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) to advance, strengthen and facilitate the development of the NARTP. NJII will leverage its association with government, academia, and industry to further research opportunities at the NARTP and to foster development of an Aviation Innovation Hub in Atlantic County.
NEWARK, NJ, December 4, 2018 – A new startup company focused on software and professional services to improve community health outcomes just selected Newark as its headquarters. SRL Group, LLC, founded by two veterans of healthcare marketing, joined New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) Enterprise Development Center (EDC) incubator at 211 Warren Street.
Galloway, N.J. – Stockton University will host an open house for prospective students interested in the Master of Science in Data Science and Strategic Analytics program at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street in Hammonton. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to see current students’ research, as well as network with Stockton faculty and industry professionals.
Madison, NJ - Registration is open for the 33rd Annual ResMed Course: The Residential School on Medicinal Chemistry and Biology in Drug Discovery, hosted by Drew University in Madison, NJ on June 9-14, 2019. NJ ResMed is a week-long graduate/professional-level course providing an accelerated program for medicinal chemists, biologists and other industrial and academic scientists who wish to broaden their knowledge of the drug discovery and development process. The course concentrates on the fundamentals of drug discovery spanning initial target validation through clinical development. More information and registration can be found at www.drew.edu/resmed.
TRENTON (December 7, 2018) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) today announced that it has approved more than $1 billion in funding for over 540 technology and life sciences companies through the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program, more commonly known as the Net Operating Loss (NOL) Program, since the program’s inception 20 years ago.
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The National Aviation Research and Technology Park in Galloway has finalized a contract with the New Jersey Innovation Institute to advance, strengthen and facilitate the development of the NARTP. NJII will leverage its association with government, academia, and industry to further research opportunities at the NARTP and to foster development of an Aviation Innovation Hub in Atlantic County. Read more here.
Optimism among small business owners has made big leaps in regard to strong revenues and cash flow in the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey. For the fourth quarter of 2018, small business optimism had an overall index score of 129. The score is 11 points higher than last quarter’s score of 118 and up 26 points from Q4 2017’s score of 103. It is also the highest in the survey’s 15-year history, it said.
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