Higher Education

3 N.J. colleges launch new undergraduate STEM degrees

Emily Bader | ROI-NJ.COM

Three colleges in New Jersey have launched new degree programs all related to STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics. William Paterson University Wayne-based William Paterson will launch a new 55-credit medicinal biochemistry major this fall. The program will include courses such as modern methods in drug design, medicinal chemistry, analytical instrumentation and nano-chemistry and technology. Students in the program …

‘Be More in NJ’ Campaign

New Jersey Presidents' Council | Press Release

‘Learn more, earn more, be more in New Jersey’ is the motto driving the higher education public affairs campaign (www.BeMoreinNJ.org), launched on May 20, 2020 by the New Jersey Presidents’ Council (NJPC). Representing all sectors of New Jersey’s higher education community (two year, four year, research, public, private, proprietary colleges and universities), NJPC worked with governmental and business leaders to …

FDA Approves First At-Home Saliva Collection Test for Coronavirus

Todd Bates | Rutgers University

Emergency authorization granted to pioneering Rutgers lab and collaborators Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the FDA late Thursday for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect their own saliva at home and send to a lab for results. The decision follows the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s recent emergency approval to …

Guarini’s $10M gift to New Jersey City University is school’s largest

Jessica Perry | NJBIZ

Former U.S. Representative for New Jersey and real estate developer Frank Guarini’s latest philanthropic endeavor is a gift to a state school that marks the largest received in its history. On Thursday, New Jersey City University President Sue Henderson announced Guarini’s gift of $10 million to the school, which will enable the launch of its international studies institute and a modern performing …

Stevens to lead first NSF center dedicated to fintech, science

Emily Bader | ROI NJ

The National Science Foundation announced on Thursday it has selected Stevens Institute of Technology to lead the first-ever industry-based cooperative research center, or IUCRC, devoted to financial technology and science. The five-year award will establish a center focused on research partnerships relevant to the fintech industry with the goal of finding solutions to complex challenges. Some of the initial areas the IUCRC will focus …

Princeton awards over half-a-million dollars in funding for rapid, novel and actionable COVID-19 research projects

Catherine Zandonella | Princeton University

With the aim of accelerating solutions to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton has awarded University funding for seven new faculty-led research initiatives with strong potential for impact. The funding enables faculty and their teams to address crucial questions in biomedical, health-related and fundamental science, as well as policy, social and economic topics. Projects will receive funding of up …

Stockton to Provide Temporary Housing to Local Medical Personnel

Stockton University | Press Release

Galloway, N.J. – Stockton University is providing temporary housing to medical professionals working at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Centers (ARMC), Mainland and Atlantic City campuses and the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, both in Galloway. Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman said the offer was made following conversations with Bacharach Board of Governors Vice Chair Roy Goldberg and CEO Richard Kathrins, and AtlantiCare …

Rowan engineers build intubation boxes for South Jersey hospitals

Linda Lindner | NJBIZ

Acting on an urgent request from a Jefferson Washington Township Hospital critical care doctor, a team of Rowan mechanical engineers pooled efforts to build intubation boxes for emergency use at South Jersey hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis. The team is fulfilling requests from Jefferson Health, Inspira Health and Cooper University Health Care for 32 devices, using an open-source design developed …

Business and academic leaders tackle the state’s brain drain

David Hutter | NJBIZ

New Jersey loses about 20,000 college graduates to other states every year, a dynamic that troubles leaders in education, government and commerce. Stemming this out-migration – or brain drain – is widely viewed as critical if the state is to remain economically competitive. New Jersey Business & Industry Association President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Siekerka is one of those leaders …

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