Newark, NJ - Robert Cohen — a three-time alumnus at New Jersey Institute of Technology and longtime member of the College of Engineering’s board of visitors and the school’s alumni association — has been named chair of the school’s board of trustees, it announced Friday. A Basking Ridge resident, Cohen earned both a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering (’83, ’84) and an M.S. in engineering management (’87) at NJIT.
New Report: The biopharmaceutical industry’s sustained commitment to inspiring and advancing tomorrow’s STEM workforce
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. The ongoing development of new life-saving and life-improving medicines would not be possible without a robust pipeline of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workers at all levels.
Columbus, OH - According to SSTI, "Utah and Maryland have climbed the ranks and moved into third and fourth place behind two long-standing leaders in the Information Technology and Information Foundation’s (ITIF) State New Economy Index. However, New Jersey has fallen once again from 8th place in 2017 to 10th place. The index measures states’ structural capacity for successfully navigating a global economy that is increasingly driven by technological innovation. ITIF’s recent release of the updated 2020 index and state rankings provides a long-term picture of how several states have been strengthening their economies for the future."
TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today approved entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) to develop and implement two programs designed to further research and development (R&D) within the state’s clean technology startup community. CSIT approved entrance into this MOU at its Board meeting this past Friday.
Chatham, NJ - Time and time again, communities have been faced with a variety of challenges. From natural disasters to a pandemic or other challenges, communities must come together to make their civic services and systems more strong, resilient and effective. What if we galvanize the community to address these issues having students spearhead the process of designing the solution for building resilient communities?
Westerville, Ohio- According to SSTI, with the continuing development of efficient technologies, energy consumption may drop 60 percent by 2050 while continuing to provide decent living standards, according to a new study. Research by the University of Leeds, published as Providing Decent Living with Minimum Energy: A Global Scenario in Global Environmental Change, developed a roadmap for lowering worldwide energy usage. The study found that global energy usage could fall over 60 percent from today’s levels through a combination of “the most efficient technologies available and radical demand-side transformations that reduce excess consumption to sufficiency-levels.”
Arlington, Virginia - According to Axios, Bioscience research is undergoing a wave of automation and digitization, turning a manual, laborious practice into a true industry.Why it matters: Biotechnology promises to revolutionize everything from medicine to energy, but for that to happen, the field needs to move out of the traditional lab and into something resembling a foundry. The growth of robotics and cloud-based remote research can help make that happen.
What's happening: In a report published last week, the design and engineering firm Arup made the case that the future of scientific labs will increasingly be automated and digitized, allowing researchers to carry out experiments remotely and scale up their work faster.
Study finds biopharmaceutical innovation is responsible for 35% of the increase in life expectancy from 1990 to 2015
Washington D.C., According to PHRMA, Medicines are responsible for more than a third of the improvement in life expectancy from 1990 to 2015, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs. This underscores the crucial role of biopharmaceutical innovation, as life expectancy increased 3.3 years during that time period.
Maplewood, New Jersey - According to NJ Tech Weekly,If you represent a socioeconomically challenged (Title One) school district in New Jersey, Students 2 Science (East Hanover) can help you deliver science instruction to your students — whether they are at school, at home or in a hybrid situation — via a virtual lab armed with a qualified instructor.
That’s the message from Catherine “Kit” Nugent, vice president for external engagement at S2S, and Gary Sarkis, director of operations. The nonprofit has been doing this for several years for Title One school districts in Northern New Jersey, and it’s now ready to connect with Title One school districts statewide.
“Our ‘V-Lab’ program, as we call it, is six years old at this point. And we have metrics to share that are exciting,” Nugent told us. “We focus on Title One school districts. We’re in about 20 percent of Title One districts right now. And what we hope to do — and are ready to do now — is to take the virtual laboratory statewide.” S2S has invested over the last few years in multiple labs and instructors, and now operates labs that can run a total of over 10,000 programs annually.
New Brunswick, New Jersey - According to Rutgers University, the award is part of the RADx Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program in the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative.The New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) at Rutgers University received a $5 million National Institutes of Health grant to launch outreach campaigns and expand access to COVID-19 testing for underserved and vulnerable communities in New Jersey.
Manufacturers Reinvent Themselves During the COVID-19 pandemic, some manufacturers realize opportunities.
Fairfield, New Jersey-According to New Jersey Business magazine, New Jersey’s manufacturers and their quarter-million employees are enduring a difficult 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic taking a toll on the industry’s strong recovery since the Great Recession. That rebound led to $52.7 million in manufacturing output in 2018, accounting for nearly 8.5% of total state output and an average compensation of $95,611.
Chemical manufacturing remains tops statewide by a wide margin, followed by food, beverage and tobacco products, and then computers and electronics. In 2019, the top manufacturing sectors for job growth included pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and supplies, cleaning materials, and aerospace products and parts.
Trenton, New Jersey-According to the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, it has release its updated 2020 Indicators of Innovation report, a comprehensive examination of how New Jersey’s innovation economy compares to other states in the region, shows the Garden State’s overall innovation score remains stuck in the middle of the pack. The study, which was released October 20, analyzed data for 12 indicators in three major areas that are key to a robust innovation ecosystem – capital, talent and business – and makes a series of recommendations to improve New Jersey’s competitiveness in building a more robust innovation economy.
Washington D.C.-According to PHRMA, The Biopharmaceutical Industry Directly Employs Nearly 803,000 Americans–But That's Only Part of the Story. In Fact, the Industry Supports Over 4.7 million U.S. Jobs.The U.S. biopharmaceutical industry directly employs 803,000 workers in high-quality jobs. But that’s only part of the story. When we account for vendors and suppliers, plus economic activity generated across the country, the total number of jobs supported is over 4.7 million.
Trenton, New Jersey - According to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Healthcare executives-turned-entrepreneurs Tara Zedayko and Jessica Chu co-founded pet health technology startup Bark Biome, which does business as DIG Labs, armed with a background in life sciences, a passion for helping their canine companions, and a mission to improve the lives of pets all over the world. Today, the Princeton-based company is nearing the launch of its first app and crediting support from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) with helping to reach this milestone.DIG Labs, which was established last year, markets, manufactures and sells personalized canine supplements. The company’s new app, which is set to go live in November, will offer contactless assessment and tracking of a dog's internal health in real time, starting with a single photo. The app will allow pet parents to collect, analyze, and translate insights into actionable health plans.
Washington D.C.- According to Route Fifty, from increasing the capacity of VPN infrastructure to rethinking the IT help desk, chief information officers had to address new challenges during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
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