Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education issues their 6th newsletter update last week offering a many updates on New Jersey public colleges and universities. For the details: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Special-Announcement----NJ-Secretary-of-Higher-Education-.html?soid=1117055860214&aid=ZoHTxD9Bxmk
Glassboro, NJ - Rowan University has appointed Dr. Karen Magee-Sauer as dean of its College of Science & Mathematics. She served as interim dean of the college since July 2014, and she was chair of the Physics Department for six years prior to accepting that role.
Trenton, NJ - The New Jersey Lieutenant Governor, Kim Guadagno, wrote an excellent opinion piece in the The Record: NEW JERSEY has long been a hotspot for innovation. Albert Einstein developed the theory of relativity here. The light bulb, the phonograph, robots and LCD — all of these and more were invented in New Jersey…
Trenton, NJ - Manufacturing is alive and well in America and it lives in New Jersey. In the 21st century, advances in technology have liberated the best of the manufacturing industry. The death of manufacturing is only a myth as New Jersey manufacturers continues to compete and expand in the global marketplace.
Trenton, NJ - Then Acting-Governor Kim Guadagno recently addressed the New Jersey Tech Council’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Conference in Livingston as she continued her recognition of New Jersey’s inaugural STEM Week. In the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs has been three times greater than in non-STEM jobs, with 80 percent of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States dependent upon STEM knowledge and skills.
Trenton, NJ – According to the Best College Reviews, a collegiate ranking service, Princeton University and Rutgers University are some of the best placed places for undergraduate research. The ranking developed a top 50 list based on undergraduate research potential.
Trenton, NJ - Kathleen W. Scotto, Chair of the Research and Development Council of New Jersey writes an excellent OpEd in the Daily Record. “Those of us in the research and development community have long known that New Jersey is a global leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Gov. Chris Christie’s recognized this when he proclaimed the week of March 9 as “STEM Week” in New Jersey, and we welcome the heightened awareness.”
New Brunswick, NJ - Michigan has autos. The Midwest has agribusiness. Texas has oil and gas. California’s Silicon Valley has electronics. And New Jersey has the life sciences industry. When Johnson & Johnson opened its doors in 1886 in a former New Brunswick wallpaper factory, it was the launch of what is today one of the largest healthcare companies in the world. It also was the genesis of what is currently the greatest concentration of life sciences companies not only in the United States but in the world — and New Jersey’s premier industry.
Chatham, NJ - As part of New Jersey’s first STEM Week, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today announced the kick-off of the Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative in New Jersey, which seeks to recruit at least 6,000 mentors for young women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by 2018.
Alexandria, VA - NSF SBIR/STTR seeks to assist companies with early-stage technologies that require additional research and development in order to advance commercialization efforts. The technologies must be highly innovative with strong commercial potential (satisfy a market need). For more context, preview the SBIR/STTR Funding Criteria and Recent Phase I Awards.
Washington D.C. - In a recent Brookings Institute report, Mark Muro and his colleagues discuss the potential of “advanced industries” and their economic renewal in the United States. Industries that invest heavily in research and development (R&D) and science, technology, education, and math (STEM) workers are considered "Advanced Industries." For New Jersey and the NJ Department of Labor, these industries are typically found in the advance manufacturing, technology and life sciences sectors.
New Brunswick, NJ – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, developed a new Business Portal, designed in consultation with industry leaders to serve New Jersey’s corporate community. The Business Portal offers users easy access to four key areas—research, technology licensing, professional development and recruiting—and provides two robust internal search functions and clear pathways to Rutgers’ Corporate Engagement Team, Office of Research Commercialization and Rutgers Translational Sciences.
Trenton, NJ - On March 21st, join the growing MAKER CULTURE of young and old to learn about and experience practical doing and tinkering with 3-D printing, electronics, CNC tools, metalworking, woodworking and all sorts of technology-related arts and crafts that are part of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) world. NJ libraries, schools, museums and commercial and public makerspaces will host fun and interesting events throughout the state to celebrate New Jersey Makers Day 2015.
Trenton, NJ - Governor Chris Christie proclaimed March 9-13th will be known as STEM Week in New Jersey. New Jersey’s inaugural STEM Week comes in recognition of the fact that STEM is uniquely important to this state: New Jersey is home to the best STEM public high school in the country, it has the highest concentration of scientific professionals in the nation, and is the site of government research facilities that are the envy of the world.
Linden, NJ - Public school teachers from Linden and Rahway are working developing curriculum for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The instructors from the area are part of a consortium of teachers who have formed a professional learning community to study "A Framework for K-12 Science Education."
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