Bound Brook, NJ - A New Jersey company that specializes in monitoring and maintaining the accuracy of laboratory equipment has expanded its role even further by adding a well known innovator, General Electric, as a provider among its array of high-tech equipment and services. Baseline Service, LLC, headquartered in Bound Brook, NJ, recently announced that it is a distributor for GE's Measurement & Control Division.
Trenton, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan and Assembly colleagues to create a task force charged with recommending how to incorporate engineering into the K-12 science curriculum received final legislative approval last month and now heads to the governor's desk.
Washington D.C. - According to the State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI), "Although immigrants account for approximately one-fourth of U.S. science and engineering (S&E) employment, there have been relatively few academic studies published that discuss the link between these immigrants, who represent an increasing share of the U.S. workforce, and innovation in the United States. Through a broad investment from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, guest editors William Kerr and Sarah Turner curated a special volume of the Journal of Labor Economics to highlight recent research specifically focused on the impacts of high-skilled immigration."
Newark, NJ - NJIT has strengthened ties with some of Thailand’s most innovative and productive companies and researchers, expanding the university’s existing relationship with Siam Cement Group (SCG), one of the country’s leading industrial conglomerates, and signing an agreement with Chulalongkorn University, its oldest university, to exchange students and faculty and collaborate on research.
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.
Paramus, NJ - Advanced Data System Corp (ADS) has partnered with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) to offer a new service currently run by NJII’s NJ-HITEC division to help ADS clients easily comply with a number of federally mandated programs established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). NJ-HITEC is able to assist practices nationwide.
Trenton, NJ - For several decades, New Jersey has been home to many of the top military contractors in the United States. Not only do these Garden State companies provide products and technologies to various US defense sectors and allies, they are also constantly pushing the envelope of innovation to meet – and often exceed – the needs of their customers. In this article, New Jersey Business looks at a small portion of defense contractors in the state whose products and projects show that New Jersey is a leading market for innovation.
Trenton, NJ - The data center business continues to prosper in New Jersey, and if the axiom “location, location, location” applies anywhere, it’s here. Proximity to New York and its financial services sector is key, as is New Jersey’s location in the Boston-Washington, DC corridor. And while New Jersey isn’t necessarily an inexpensive place to do business, it’s certainly cost-effective compared to New York. Moreover, the state’s fiber and telco prowess comes into play in a very large way.
Mount Laurel, NJ - According to James Barrood of the NJ Tech Council, Founded in 1996, the NJTC is a private, not-for-profit membership organization. It is among the largest and most respected trade associations of its kind nationwide, with a mission of providing education, networking, resources, recognition and advocacy for the state and region’s tech businesses."
Princeton, NJ - According to Emily Aronson of Princeton University, "The Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (PEAC) has issued a report recommending a broad set of initiatives to enhance entrepreneurship at the University in a way that builds on Princeton's commitments to liberal arts education, research and public service."
Montclair, NJ - Linguistics Professor Anna Feldman’s work in natural language processing provides a link between humans and computers. As a researcher, her work will have direct benefits to machine translation, specifically when it comes to translating figurative speech. “If you ever use Google Translate, you know machine translation is still not a fully solved problem,” she says. “While getting the structure and form of the translation is difficult, translating figurative language is back-breaking. First of all, the machine needs to detect figurative language, such as an idiom.”
Princeton, NJ - Edward Felten, a Princeton University computer scientist who is a leading expert on computer security, has been named deputy chief technology officer in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Washington D.C. - According to a new report by the National Science Board (NSB), in 2010, 16.5 million individuals indicated that their job required at least a bachelor's degree level in a STEM field. The 2014 report titled, Revisiting the STEM Workforce explains there are many positions that require STEM that have traditional thought of as STEM jobs such as sales, marketing, and management. The NSB is the policymaking body for the National Science Foundation and has made several recommendations to strengthen the U.S. stem workforce.
Glassboro, NJ - Known by his students as “Dr. Car” and the “Car Guy,” Dr. Krishan Kumar Bhatia, a mechanical engineering professor at Rowan University, was honored with the institution’s Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award on Tuesday, April 7. Funded by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, the teaching award recognizes a full-time, permanent faculty member with an excellent record in teaching.
New Brunswick, NJ - A team that includes Rutgers University and National Institute of Standards and Technology scientists believes that a technology it is reporting this week in Nature Photonics could result in optical switches with sub-square-micron footprints, potentially allowing densely packed switching fabrics on a chip.
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