Washington D.C. - The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Aspen Institute have partnered and will competitively select six groups from across the country comprised of industry, government, education, workforce, and economic development leaders, each of which is pursuing employer-driven talent development strategies that promote economic growth and opportunity in their regions. Through a $500,000 grant from DOC’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative (AspenWSI) will lead the initiative, providing technical assistance and leadership development resources.
New Brunswick, NJ - Hongjun Wang, PhD, associate professor of chemistry, chemical biology & biomedical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, has received a $50,000 Innovation Grant from New Jersey Health Foundation to advance research that may improve the quality and efficacy of dental implants, announced James M. Golubieski, president of NJHF.
Pittsburgh, PA - ASSET STEM Education announced a third round of its STEM Scholarship Program. The program, launched in August 2014 in honor of ASSET’s 20th anniversary, provides hands-on STEM classroom materials and educator professional development to underfunded schools and educational organizations to advance student success and workforce readiness.
New Brunswick, NJ – James M. Golubieski, president of New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF), is proud to announce that its endowment returns, net of fees, have exceeded the average annual one (1), three (3), five (5) and 10 year returns for U.S. Higher Education Endowments and Affiliated Foundations for the year ended June 30, 2014 as reported in the recently released study issued by NACUBO (National Association of College and University Business Officers)-Commonfund Study of Endowments®.
Trenton, NJ, December 16, 2014 – AT&T contributed more than $600,000 to organizations across New Jersey as part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature education initiative focused on high school success and career readiness. With an unwavering commitment to data-driven education outcomes, AT&T Aspire has impacted more than one million students since its launch in 2008.
“At AT&T, we believe that when we invest in education, we are making our communities stronger, safer and more economically viable,” said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid-Atlantic. “We understand that investing in a well-educated workforce may be the single most important thing we can do to support a strong, competitive New Jersey. That’s why we’ve teamed up with organizations across the Garden State to inspire students to stay in school and prepare them to be the next generation of leaders for New Jersey.”
Schweder added that AT&T and its employees have a tradition of giving back to the communities where they live and work. All told, AT&T and its employees contributed more than $14.4 million from 2009-2013 through giving programs in the state.
The 2014 funding recipients are:
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