Hoboken, NJ - Ribbon cutting and open house for SURE HOUSE, an environmentally sustainable, resilient house for coastal communities – one that could better withstand a storm the size of Hurricane Sandy. The SURE House will serve as Stevens’ entry into the Solar Decathlon, a biennial competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy which challenges teams from the world’s most prestigious institutions to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. Following the Open House, the home will be transported to California for the actual Solar Decathlon competition (October 8-18).
Hoboken, NJ - According to Andrew Sheldon of NJBiz, "Stevens Institute of Technology has received a $250,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation to be put toward the completion of the university's SURE HOUSE, which is the school's entry into the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition. The SUstainable and REsilient HOUSE represents the school’s vision of a sustainable and resilient home for the areas at greatest risk during extreme weather.
Washington D.C. - According o Matthew Dembicki, "The White House is hoping community college leaders, students and their supporting communities will help get the word out about the president’s proposal for free community college for qualifying students. At the annual retreat of the American Association of Community Colleges(AACC) board of directors this week in Washington, D.C., White House officials noted that there’s currently an opportunity to get the ear of lawmakers about the importance of higher education and the critical role of community colleges."
New Brunswick, NJ - Rutgers University announced that a team of university scientists had isolated a strain of bacteria that “breathes” uranium, which may make it invaluable in decontaminating groundwater at sites like uranium mills where radioactive material was processed for nuclear weapons.
Washington D.C. - According to Mary Madda, "North America is home to more than a dozen edtech incubators, LearnLaunch in Boston to Imagine K12 in California -- and MaRS in Toronto. Now the Department of Education is amping up those efforts by launching its own ‘Edtech Developer’s Tour’--a series of 18 events designed to spur collaboration among entrepreneurs, developers, educators, funders, and students and more."
Princeton, NJ - According to Jeanne DeVoe of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, "Lenore Rasmussen's dream of developing a synthetic muscle that could be used to make better prosthetic limbs and more responsive robots will literally become airborne this week, when her experiment will rocket off to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Rasmussen, a synthetic polymer chemist and founder of Ras Labs, has worked closely with researchers and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to develop the material's ability to adhere to metal. The Synthetic Muscle™ could be used in robotics in deep space travel such as travel to Mars because of its radiation resistance."
Washington D.C. - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has calculated New Jersey Federal research funding for fiscal year 2014. They have developed an interactive map for New Jersey and its individual congressional districts.
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