Hackensack, NJ – According to New Jersey Business Magazine, “Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, and John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, have announced that they have developed a joint cancer research agenda as part of a multi-year plan to form a National Cancer Institute (NCI) recognized cancer consortium. This recognition would support the scientific excellence of the two centers along with their capability to integrate multi-disciplinary, collaborative research approaches to focus on all the aspects of cancer.
Galloway Township, NJ - Stockton University will offer a new doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership beginning in January 2016, designed to meet the growing need for advanced degrees in management positions in the region and state.
Glassboro, NJ - The VR Center comprises an R&D VR lab, opened in 2008, a data wall for programing and design development, and prototyping capabilities. The VR Center also includes a new custom-designed, 15,000+ cubic-foot VR collaborative environment, which features a 7-foot-high by 40-foot-wide curved wall of screens that provides an area well-suited for collaborative projects.
Newark, NJ - Have you ever downloaded a new app and thought, “I could have done better?” Well, here’s your chance. NJ MarketShift, needs your input to refine a new web application we are developing. The app would answer questions about markets, customers, suppliers and partners in the A&D industries. MarketShift is holding a design meeting on Wednesday, July 29 at NJIT in Newark to test the application and take suggestions from employers. Those interested in attending can sign up here.
San Diego, CA - Delece Smith-Barrow of US News covered their recent U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference last week which discusses supporting minorities populations in the field of STEM in San Diego. "Many historically black schools are without some of the glitzy amenities that can be found at majority-Caucasian institutions. Tuskegee University in Alabama, for example, may not have the newest labs but it offers something else that can help students of color excel, says school president Brian Johnson.
Trenton, NJ - Governor Christie signed another balanced budget for FY16 that invests in education and higher education academic institutions.
Ridgewood, NJ - According to Darius Amos, "Thanks in part to a large donation, learning at the Ridgewood middle school level is about to step into the future. The Ridgewood Education Foundation (REF) has awarded an $85,000 leadership grant to the Board of Education to "kick off the renovation of science classrooms" at George Washington and Benjamin Franklin middle schools, according to REF Board of Trustees President Jennie Smith Wilson."
Philadelphia, PA – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) released “Bioscience Economic Development in the States: Legislation and Job Creation Best Practices” today at the 2015 BIO International Convention. The Best Practices Guide is the bioscience industry’s leading comprehensive analysis of state legislative and regulatory initiatives in support of economic development.
Teaneck, NJ – According to New Jersey Business Magazine, “The Board of Trustees of Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) has announced that Dr. Christopher A. Capuano, currently the university provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and the university’s second ranking officer, has been appointed the university’s next president. Capuano, 57, will serve as president-elect during the 2015-2016 academic year and will become the university’s eighth president on July 1, 2016, when current President Sheldon Drucker will retire.”
Trenton, NJ - Academic institutions throughout the nation are committing themselves to the Maker movement, with the hopes of empowering a culture on their campus that promotes student confidence, STEM education, and hands-on creativity, according to a recent report by the MakeSchools Higher Education Alliance.
Philadelphia, PA. – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced its selection of New Jersey State Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (6th District) as a state Legislator of the Year for 2015. Assemblywoman Lampitt is the prime sponsor of A-2477, which authorizes the prescription and dispensing of biosimilar products in New Jersey. Assemblywoman Lampitt received this honor during the 2015 BIO International Convention.
New Brunswick, NJ - The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved Rutgers 2030, the most comprehensive physical master plan in the university’s history. The long-term plan envisions development at Rutgers University – Camden, Rutgers University – Newark and Rutgers University – New Brunswick. The decision was guided by the priorities of the university’s Strategic Plan – which was approved in 2014 – and incorporates Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS).
Washington D.C. - According to Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), "A year from now, the 2016 presidential primaries will be over, and the nominees of both parties will need to focus in earnest on the broad interests of the American people, not just the parochial concerns of their respective bases. In anticipation of that moment, ITIF has produced an open memo to all Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns outlining a comprehensive policy agenda on technology and the economy. The memo is accompanied by a draft campaign speech on fostering 21st century enterprise, which ITIF encourages candidates to borrow from freely."
Newark, NJ - Reggie J. Caudill, Ph.D., of Princeton, has been named the new dean of the School of Management (SOM) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
Trenton, NJ - In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore observed that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented, which eventually led him to predict that this trend would continue into the foreseeable future.
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