Washington D.C. - According to Brian Witte in the TIMES, "Historians may one day look back on the 21st century as a scientific revolution of sorts. Like the Industrial Revolution that occurred in the 1700 and 1800s, a scientific revolution would transform many aspects of the world around us, including our own selves. The United States may one day play a central role in opening the door to a scientific revolution, but to do so would require a sophisticated method of educating our students about science."
Branchburg, NJ - According to Andrew Sheldon of NJBiz, "Things are about to get even easier for honors students who hope to transfer from Raritan Valley Community College to Drew University: Both schools will be entering an agreement to provide seamless credit transfer and scholarship funds to RVCC's Honors Program graduates who wish to pursue a baccalaureate at Drew. RVCC President Michael McDonough said the agreement is unique in its comprehensive nature."
Trenton, NJ - Put your scientists into a classroom geared towards leadership training. This fast-paced program turns science-minded managers into capable business leaders so they can fully leverage your company's human capital. From The Laboratory To Leadership was developed exclusively for managers who are involved in the research, development and commercialization of life sciences and medical device technologies.
Trenton, NJ - According to Catherine Gewertz, "You've followed the assessment soap opera as dozens of states signed up for PARCC and Smarter Balanced, and then, one by one, about half dropped out. Now a new story line is emerging: States are throwing over PARCC or Smarter Balanced to use the SAT or ACT for their high school accountability tests. How far this trend will go is an open question at the moment. But yesterday delivered the latest news of its direction, when Connecticut announced that it would use the SAT instead of the Smarter Balanced assessment for its 11th graders."
Washington D.C. - One of ITIF’s most important roles is to develop actionable ideas that policymakers can trust to foster innovation, growth, and progress. This report provides a menu of such ideas for the 114th Congress. It is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis of all tech policy issues currently up for debate, but rather lays out a selection of new ideas for Congress and the administration to consider. It is organized by topic area—from innovation and competitiveness to trade and globalization—with short summaries of each idea and citations for additional details.
Trenton, NJ - City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE), a partnership between Nesta, a UK Foundation, Accenture and the Future Cities Catapult, has recently published a framework to help cities decide what policy actions to take to support innovation and entrepreneurship.
Trenton, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority today continues its series highlighting how entrepreneurs and investors are helping to build the Garden State’s technology ecosystem. After decades building two technology companies, innovator and investor Derek Lidow, of Princeton, now devotes his time to coaching emerging entrepreneurs. A strong believer in the motto “anyone can start a business, but only leaders will succeed,” Lidow currently teaches budding entrepreneurs at Princeton University how to build successful enterprises. Having earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the New Jersey Ivy League school, Lidow is passionate about nurturing New Jersey’s technology ecosystem.
Pemberton, NJ - This fall, Rowan College at Burlington County is starting the first magnetic resonance (MR) credit-based program in New Jersey for technologists who are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and want to advance their career by becoming trained in MR.
Newark, NJ - ManufactureNJ, The New Jersey Advanced Manufacturing (M-NJ) Talent Network, is hosting its first-ever Young Manufacturers Summer Academy (YMSA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), during the week of August 10-15, to help combat the current skills gap in the manufacturing industry.
New Brunswick, NJ - A newly formed team of Rutgers faculty, research staff, and administrators began work last month on the Preparation for Research Excellence Program (PREP), a professional development initiative to support early career faculty members. The program was created by team members in response to the Rutgers Strategic Plan Initiative. Their proposal earned a one-year grant from Rutgers–New Brunswick Provost Lily Young.
Washington D.C. - According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, "One of the nation's most respected startup and entrepreneurship research organizations last week issued a series of public policy recommendations that the group believes Congress could implement in order to accelerate the formation and growth of new companies and help reinvigorate the American economy."
Washington D.C. - U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced the Scale-Up Manufacturing Investment Company (SUMIC) Act of 2015, legislation that increases access to capital for entrepreneurs looking to scale-up and commercialize their advanced manufacturing innovations.
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."
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.
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