December 2014
In the News

Trenton, NJ - In the New Jersey Business Magazine, Anthony Cicatiello, president of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey and David Hodges, director of the Governor's STEM Scholars Program make excellent points about the state of STEM in New Jersey.

Princeton, NJ - Last month, the Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership held their third annual meeting which brought together about 200 academic experts and industry leaders in a day-long discussion on investigating long-term solutions to the world's energy needs and investing in sustainable technologies. The Partnerships goal is to address the challenges in creating alternative energy sources, the future of energy investment, and the  key areas of energy technology.

Washington, D.C. - Last month, the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC), a nationwide network of federal laboratories that cultivates best-practice strategies for advancing technology transfer (T2) from the laboratory to the marketplace, announced the launch of FLCBusiness, an interactive business resource tool. The tool is an all-inclusive search database that shares information about funding, equipment, know-how, and resources available from the federal lab network for private and public utilization.

New Brunswick, NJ - Dr. David Alland, a professor of medicine and associate dean for clinical research at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is the principal investigator for a $640,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid test to diagnose Ebola as well as other viruses that can cause symptoms similar to Ebola. The project would help health workers take tests to small villages and other remote locations where the spread of Ebola has been especially rampant and diagnose patients where they live.

Trenton, NJ - The Christie Administration recently announced 44 companies will receive funding through the state's Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer (NOL) Program in Fiscal Year 2015. Committed to grow the state's vibrant technology industry, the 44 recipients will share a total of $54 million through the program.

Glassboro, NJ - Rowan University welcomed its first class of biomedical engineering students this year as its nationally recognized College of Engineering recently created the Biomedical Engineering Department. The program is at the intersection of medicine and biology, with the focus on the improvement of heath care systems and is modeled after the proven hands-on, real-world, project-based curriculum of Rowan's existing engineering programs.

New Brunswick, NJ - Seven Rutgers professors have received Fulbright Scholar grants for research and teaching abroad next year at institutions in Austria, Brazil, Iceland and India. The Rutgers scholars join 1,100 faculty and professionals nationwide awarded Fulbright grants for the coming year and the projects and activities of Rutgers faculty span diverse disciplines including molecular biology, evolutionary biology, public law, U.S. history, Latin American and Caribbean history, philosophy and human nutrition.

Glassboro, NJ - According to a recent Rowan Today article, "Rowan University College of Engineering professors and students are figuratively and literally taking their research to the road, helping to make travelers' journeys - and the environments in which they are taken - safer. Numerous professor and student teams are working, often in collaboration with other universities or industry partners, on regional and national initiatives that have garnered millions in outside funding."

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