Trenton, NJ, October 25, 2016 — Adam Clark reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that New Jersey high schools posted the second-best four-year graduation rate in America in 2014-15, according to new data released by the White House.
The 89.7 percent graduation rate for New Jersey students was topped only by Iowa, which saw 90.8 percent of its students graduate from high school within four years of starting ninth grade.
High school graduation rates are difficult to compare because each state has different requirements for graduating from high school. New Jersey is in the minority of states that require students to pass exit exams in math and English before they can graduate. Continue reading
Event: Somerset Co. Business Partnership and HINJ to Host Workplace Wellness Workshop November 9; Focus on Medication Adherence
Bridgewater, NJ, October 24, 2016 — The Somerset County Business Partnership, in collaboration with the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) and Healthier Somerset, will present “Achieve a Healthier, More Productive Workforce: The Value of Medication Adherence” on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
The session will take place at the New Jersey Center for Excellence, 1041 US Highway 202/206 in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
The event is an element of the Business Partnership’s Workplace Wellness initiative that provides public and private sector employers and employees the information and resources necessary to reduce costs, decrease employee turnover, and improve productivity. Continue reading
Celebrating a Day of Revolutionary Thinking at Rutgers; Notable Alumni from Across the Globe Return to Their Alma Mater
In May, President Barack Obama punctuated Rutgers’ yearlong 250th birthday celebration, becoming the first sitting president to deliver the university’s Commencement Day address.
A series of memorable activities throughout the year focused the university community on students, faculty, staff and administrators of the distant past and the present whose special achievements greatly impacted and enriched the Rutgers legacy. Continue reading
I happened to visit the Thomas Edison Laboratories in West Orange this past weekend with my two young daughters. It was fantastic: if you’ll pardon the light-bulb pun, a truly “illuminating” experience.
Even though I’ve studied Edison’s life and even once produced a video about him, I was delighted to learn several new things about our state’s most legendary innovator. For example, I never knew he was involved in making portable batteries for electric cars. Continue reading
Event: Morris Co. Chamber and HINJ to Host ‘How to Do Business with Pharma and Medtech Companies’ November 1
Florham Park, NJ, October 23, 2016 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) is partnering with the Morris County Chamber of Commerce on a breakfast meeting for its members on “How to Do Business with Pharma and Medical Technology Companies on Tuesday, November 1.
The program will be moderated by HINJ President and CEO Dean Paranicas and will feature procurement executives from Pfizer and Celgene.
The event will be held from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the College of St. Elizabeth at 2 Convent Road, Morristown.
To register, click below.
Atlanta, GA, October 23, 2016 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing the availability of about $70 million in supplemental funding to states, cities, and territories to support continued efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus.
The funding, distributed through CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Cooperative Agreement, will further support activities to protect the health of Americans, especially pregnant women, including epidemiologic surveillance and investigation, improving mosquito control and monitoring, and strengthening laboratory capacity.
Funding also will support participation in the US Zika Pregnancy Registry to monitor pregnant women with Zika and their infants. Continue reading
Newark, NJ, October 23, 2016 — New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) has awarded a $50,000 Innovation Grant to Tara Alvarez, PhD, to help create a 3-D virtual reality therapy game for children suffering with binocular vision dysfunction, announced James M. Golubieski, president.
Dr. Alvarez is a professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), which is frequently under diagnosed, is a condition in which a person’s eyes can’t align to focus on a close target, causing significant eye strain as the muscles constantly struggle to re-align. Continue reading
Princeton, NJ, October 23, 2016 — On October 13, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16) toured the UTC Aerospace Systems Sensors Unlimited business and led a roundtable discussion on creating jobs and growing New Jersey’s economy with innovative technologies.
Sensors Unlimited is a major supplier of shortwave infrared technology, products and imaging solutions.
The tour and roundtable, one of many Zwicker is having, highlighted the importance of high tech industries to fuel economic growth and job creation. Zwicker, a physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, listened to what the business needs to continue to grow and be successful. Continue reading
R&D Council Announces 2016 Edison Patent Award Winners; Special Individual Honorees for Marcus Weldon, Caren Franzini and Nariman Farvardin
Chatham, NJ, October 22, 2016 — The Research & Development Council of New Jersey is proud to announce the 12 winners of the 2016 Edison Patent Awards. Winners will be honored at the 37th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 3 at the Liberty Science Center.
AdvanSix (Honeywell), ExxonMobil, Immunomedics, Lockheed Martin, Merck, NJIT, Nokia Bell Labs, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Rutgers University (recipient of two awards, one co-owned with Matinas BioPharma), Siemens and TE Connectivity will be awarded for innovative patent work spanning 11 R&D categories.
Those categories include agriculture, biotechnology, defense, drug delivery technology, enabling technology, energy, industrial process, industrial product, medical device, medical technology and telecommunications. Continue reading