November 2014
In the News

Florham Park, NJ - The BASF Corporation "donated $100,000 to support science education programs in 20 schools throughout New Jersey. The BASF Science Education Grants, each totaling $5,000, will enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related learning for students in grades K - 12," according the New Jersey Business Magazine.

Chatham, NJ - Earlier this month the Research & Development Council of New Jersey honored the winners of the 2014 Thomas Edison Patent Awards at the 35th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception. Nearly 50 inventors and 13 New Jersey companies and universities were recognized on this evening.

Moorestown, NJ - The South Jersey defense contractor, Lockheed Martin recently opened a new facility to support the development of new technologies for the U.S. Navy. The Surface Navy Innovation Center (SNIC) will bring together industry, government and academia and foster the design of next-generation capabilities for surface vessels to counter evolving threats.

Princeton, NJ - Advaxis, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing multiple cancer immunotherapies, received preliminary approval for a $1.9M tax credit from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer (NOL) Program for the year 2014.

Asbury Park, NJ HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) President and Chief Executive Officer Dean Paranicas comments on New Jersey's "2.0 business environment" and its impact on the state's life sciences community: "Life sciences activity elsewhere does not necessarily imply that New Jersey has relinquished its innovation leadership.  Our state's life sciences industry remains dynamic, fueled by research and focused on providing innovative medicines, therapies, diagnostic tools, medical devices and technologies that improve the human condition."

New Brunswick, NJ - Rutgers chemistry professor Darrin York was named the 2014 New Jersey Professor of the Year for developing an e-learning environment, called "Chemistry Interactive Problem Solving Sessions." The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education offered York the award for developing a learning system that connects students and instructors to each other online, provides immediate feedback and a more intimate give-and-take than the "recitation" classes that students used to take.

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