Wayne, NJ - William Paterson University has been awarded a five-year $1 million Scholarships-in-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation, which will support WP students majoring in mathematics and computer science through scholarships and mentoring.
Newark, NJ - According to Joel S. Bloom is president of New Jersey Institute of Technology, "In today’s world, technology is both indispensable and inescapable. Just about every facet of our society is changing rapidly due to technological innovation. Whether in health care or communication or finance or transportation or any other market sector, all major business enterprises are, at their core, technology companies. Today, every company is a technology one. Technological innovation is what fuels efficiency and product development in today’s economy, and this reality creates incredible demand for employees in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. New Jersey cannot meet that demand without supporting the colleges and universities that are preparing the workforce our state requires."
Washington DC - According to ITIF, "Many countries rightly seek to maximize their value added in the global semiconductor industry. But like-minded allied nations can also advance their leadership collectively by collaborating on technology and ecosystem development, intellectual property, and trade liberalization."
Columbus, OH - According to SSTI, "The Lab-to-Market (L2M) subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on the Science and Technology Enterprise is launching a $325,000 prize competition to highlight successful examples of innovation ecosystems, particularly existing resources that support underserved communities or remarkable responses to the pandemic environment. There are three categories for applicants with an informational webinar scheduled for Sept. 25, before the portal opens on Sept. 30."
New Brunswick, NJ - HINJ recognized the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools with its HINJ Excellence in STEM Education Award at the Council’s September board meeting. HINJ honored the Council and its members for their leadership in STEM education, bolstering New Jersey’s innovation ecosystem, and guiding students on their career path.
New Brunswick, NJ - HINJ recognized Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-14) with the Bob Franks Public Service Award for demonstrating the spirit of public service that Franks exemplified while in public office and as President and Chief Executive Officer of HINJ.
Trenton, NJ - The Research & Development Council of New Jersey announced the 2020 Thomas Edison Patent Award winners, along with the special individual honorees. These honorees include Merck Research Laboratories President Dr. Roger Perlmutter, former Rutgers Waksman Institute President Joachim Messing (posthumously), and former Kean University President Dawood Farahi. This year, 14 patent awards cover a wide range of research, all of which will be highlighted at the annual Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards Ceremony on Nov. 12, 2020.
Columbus, OH - According to SSTI, "A recent report by PitchBook indicates that angel investing is seeing fewer unique participants and a greater share of activity from groups than individuals. The same report provides an analysis of startup outcomes based on whether the company began with an angel or venture capital (VC) round and finds companies with angel backing initially look stronger but have a more mixed record over the long-term."
Washington DC - America’s biopharmaceutical companies are at the heart of a robust research and development (R&D) ecosystem that develops more innovative medicines than any other country in the world. In recent years, rapid advances in scientific discovery have ushered in a new era of medicine, transforming our ability to treat, and in some cases cure, some of the most challenging diseases, including cancer, rare diseases and autoimmune conditions.
Glasboro, NJ - Can robots, self-driving cars, drones and other "intelligent" machines one day learn from their mistakes? Rowan researchers Dr. Ghulam Rasool, assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Dr. Nidhal C. Bouaynaya, professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and associate dean for research and graduate programs for the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, are tackling that question with support from a recent $500,000 National Science Foundation award for the project, "Self-Assessment and Continual Learning on Edge Devices."
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey’s 18 community colleges and 21 county vocational-technical school districts have long played a critical role in equipping New Jerseyans with the education, skills, and credentials that will prepare them for success in well-paying careers and have long worked closely together to meet the needs of their local communities. As economic, social, and technological change continue to accelerate — and the COVID-19 pandemic upends “business as usual” — the imperative is stronger than ever for them to work together, in expanded and innovative ways, to provide high-quality educational opportunities that respond to the needs of students, employers, communities, and New Jersey’s economy.
Rowan University announces the appointment of Tabbetha A. Dobbins, Ph.D., to lead the Division of University Research and the School of Graduate Studies
Glassboro, NJ - Appreciated as a mentor and champion for students, faculty and her fellow researchers, Dr. Tabbetha A. Dobbins is a passionate educator and an internationally recognized expert in materials science and engineering.
Philadelphia, PA - According to Henry Paul, a graduate student at the Fels Institute of Government, "New Jersey was once renowned around the world for its innovation economy. This was the site of Thomas Edison’s lab, whose nickname “The Wizard of Menlo Park” made that little New Jersey town a household name. This is the home of Bell Labs, the site where the transistor was invented; the fundamental building block of digital electronics, 13 sextillion transistors have been manufactured since. It was at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton where Albert Einstein pushed the boundaries of scientific understanding. New Jersey innovations have unequivocally transformed the world we live in. Many of the advantages that made New Jersey such a hotspot for innovation still exist today; our highly educated workforce, our central location, our world-class universities continue to endure New Jersey’s ability to reinvigorate the innovation economy will be the key to economic success in the coming decade and beyond. With the right focus on growing and nurturing new innovative businesses, the Commission can once again make New Jersey a household name in innovation."
New Brunswick, NJ - New Jersey Medical School and University Hospital to conduct trial over the next 25 months. New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) has been selected by Moderna as one of over 90 sites across the United States to recruit adults to volunteer for the COVID-19 vaccine trial (known as the COVE Study) that will test the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in approximately 30,000 participants nationwide. The Moderna trial is being conducted at New Jersey Medical School and University Hospital and at other institutions throughout New Jersey in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health.
New York, NY - According to Rick Seltzer, "The coronavirus pandemic will accelerate a transformation in higher education’s business model, with many universities building out online capabilities and expanding nondegree and certificate programs -- changes that are highly disruptive in the next year or two but bolster credit prospects for the sector as a whole."
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