New Brunswick, NJ - Stephen K. Burley believes that if the COVID-19 global pandemic has taught society anything it is that sharing scientific information is key to saving precious time, avoiding duplication of effort, and accelerating the research needed to discover and develop new life-saving drugs and vaccines. That didn’t happen 20 years ago when Burley, a clinician-scientist who at that time was head of research at SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a cancer-focused biotechnology company located in California. Burley’s company deposited the first three-dimensional (3D) structure of a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus protein into the Protein Data Bank, the global open access biostructure data resource containing more than 180,000 structures used worldwide by researchers to unlock the mysteries of human disease.
Intelligence by design: Farvardin believes in future of AI, and he has Stevens poised to be part of it
Hoboken, NJ - As the longtime head of Stevens Institute of Technology, Nariman Farvardin isn’t one for hyperbole or bluster. Farvardin, the president of one of the top STEM universities in the country, lives in a world based on science, data and computation.
Hoboken, NJ - According to Tom Bergeron, "There are a lot of ways to quantify the growth of Stevens Institute of Technology in the 10 years since Nariman Farvardin took over as president:
Bernards, NJ - The Somerset Hills branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) celebrated its 75th anniversary at a dinner banquet held at the Basking Ridge Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Thirty-two members and 10 guests gathered to acknowledge the efforts made to promote its mission to advance women’s issues through advocacy, education and research.
Trenton, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is reminding the investor community that Nov. 1 is the last day to submit applications for the New Jersey Angel Investor Tax Credit Program for the 2021 program year. All applications received after by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1 will be considered for the 2022 program, the NJEDA said.
Parsippany, NJ - Zoetis Inc. announced the appointment of Robert J. Polzer, PhD, as executive vice president and president of Research & Development for the company, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Polzer currently serves as senior vice president of Global Therapeutics for Zoetis and joined the company in 2015 after spending more than 20 years in R&D leadership roles at Pfizer. Polzer will become a member of the Zoetis executive team and report to chief executive officer Kristin Peck.
Princeton, NJ - According to Liz Fuller-Wright, "Princeton University professor David W.C. MacMillan has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in chemistry “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.” "David MacMillan is a brilliant chemist whose transformative insights and accomplishments have enhanced the power of organic chemistry to benefit human health and address other practical problems,” said University President Christopher L. Eisgruber."
Trenton, NJ - According to Spencer Kent, "The project known as “The Hub” — massive in size and cost — aims to bring New Jersey researchers from across sectors under a single roof. This “roof” will be a gigantic complex built in New Brunswick’s downtown on the site of the former Ferren Mall. On Thursday, after years of planning, ground was finally broken, at least ceremonially."
Hopewell, NJ - According to Anthony Birritteri, "PTC Therapeutics cut the ribbon yesterday on its new gene therapy manufacturing facility in Hopewell Township. The global biopharmaceutical company, with headquarters in South Plainfield, moved into approximately 225,000 square feet of space at the campus location, which was formerly occupied by Bristol Myers Squibb."
New Brunswick, NJ - According to Anthony Birritteri, "New Brunswick underscored its nickname as “The Hub City” today with the groundbreaking of the New Jersey Innovation and Technology Hub, a $665 million, 550,000-square-foot development that is destined to be a center of innovation, research and development, and medical education not just for the city and state, but nation and world."
East Orange, NJ - Seton Hall University provides a significant impact on New Jersey’s economy, totaling over $1.6 billion annually, according to a new, independent analysis that looked at the societal and economic impact of the university through an assessment of its annual operations, capital investments, ancillary spending, and the additional earnings or “wage premium” of its 100,000+ alumni.
Columbus, OH - According to Colin Edwards, "Innovations are often born from small businesses, operating with few employees, if any at all, to bring new technologies and processes to market. However, new small businesses frequently fail and are not the only source of innovation. Understanding the regional dynamics of business creation can help leaders better support their regional innovation economies, and this edition of Useful Stats builds on our previous analyses of net establishment creation and net job creation by state and by industry to explore net establishment creation by state and by establishment size (as measured by the number of employees) for 2019."
Glassboro, NJ - Four Rowan University research teams have received grants from green energy company Ørsted to study environmental and engineering processes related to wind power. Ørsted has been approved by the state to build an offshore wind farm 15 miles off the southern New Jersey coastline. Rowan’s research projects would help develop new methods for evaluating seabed sediments before the foundations of the wind turbines are built, as well as monitoring the condition of structures over time.
Glassboro, NJ - When Brady Moore, a biomedical engineering senior, first began his journey into the scientific world as a high school student, he could not have predicted the path he would take over the next four years. His biology teacher recommended a summer research internship at Rowan University that he eagerly pursued. He chose to attend Rowan as a freshman the following year.
Trenton, NJ - A new survey sheds light on priorities and concerns for state chief information officers, over a year after their work was radically affected by the pandemic. Improving the experiences residents have when interacting with government agencies online is the primary reason states are looking to expand digital services, according to a new survey of state chief information officers from across the country.
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