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The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

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STEM Education

NJIT’s $21 Million State-of-the-Art Life Sciences and Engineering Center Opens for Innovation

NJIT President Joel Bloom (second from left) and Gov. Chris Christie

Newark, NJ, November 24, 2017 — An array of innovation-focused New Jerseyans – scientists, student researchers, alumni, company executives and elected officials — gathered on campus on September 21 to hail the much-anticipated opening of NJIT’s new Life Sciences and Engineering Center, a $21 million state-of-the-art research facility focused on the future of health care.

Governor Chris Christie helped cut the ribbon on the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s $19 million Life Sciences and Engineering Center, funded by $13.5 million in state Higher Education Capital Facilities grants, including Building Our Future Bond Act (GO Bond) funds. Continue reading

JerseyCAN’s New Report Explores STEM Innovations in NJ and Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs

Trenton, NJ, November 19, 2017JerseyCAN last month released a new report, Preparing the Children of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow: A Window into STEM Education in New Jersey, highlighting STEM innovations across New Jersey.

JerseyCAN met with over 70 individuals and organizations leading pioneering work in STEM education including: superintendents, principals, teachers, students, think tanks, foundations, corporate leaders, scientific institutions, the military, state leaders and academics. Continue reading

Rutgers-Newark Opens $59 Million State-of-the-Art Life Sciences Center

Newark, NJ, November 7, 2017 — Rutgers University-Newark celebrated the new Life Sciences Center (LSC II) on November 2, with a grand opening event for the $59 million, state-of-the-art, five-story science complex located on University Avenue in downtown Newark.

LSC II is the front door to the sciences quad, a contiguous, multi-building teaching and research complex that is home to the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN). Continue reading

Rider University’s Science and Technology Center Renovations Benefit Young Scientists

Lawrenceville, NJ, October 30, 2017 — Robert Leitner reports that a multi-purpose classroom and laboratory in Rider University’s Science and Technology Center has been outfitted with a new lecture area and workstations, as well as new equipment and facilities for experiments.

The renovations and improvements are part of Rider University’s ambitious plan to renovate the first floor of the original 30,000-square foot science building.

The project comes as the University is experiencing tremendous growth in the sciences with an increase of students gravitating toward disciplines in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Continue reading

The College of New Jersey Cuts Ribbon on $76 Million, State-of-the-Art STEM Complex

Ewing, NJ, October 17, 2017 — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Ewing Mayor Bert Steinmann, and The College of New Jersey President R. Barbara Gitenstein took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 12 to officially open the college’s new, state-of-the-art STEM building, Chemistry addition, and Forum.

The cost of the project, which broke ground in July 2015, was $76,211,000, including $40 million provided through the Building Our Future Bond.

An additional $1.075 million in funding came from the New Jersey Higher Education Technology Infrastructure Fund. The college funded the balance through a variety of sources, including philanthropy. Continue reading

WSJ Analysis Finds Nine of 10 Largest College STEM Programs Increased Share of Women Graduates

New York, NY, October 13, 2017 — Melissa Korn reports in The Wall Street Journal that as more high-paying jobs require a degree and expertise in things like computer coding or mechanical engineering, colleges and universities are racing to fill a pronounced void in qualified candidates.

One place they are making extra effort is among women.

The U.S. Labor Department estimates there will be 510,900 engineering job openings in the U.S. by 2024, and another 426,900 software development and programming jobs will be available, all requiring at least a bachelor’s degree. Continue reading

College of Saint Elizabeth Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Help Underrepresented Populations Pursue Biology

Morristown, NJ, October 6, 2017 — The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) is one of six collaborating higher education institutions awarded a $4.4 million National Science Foundation S-STEM Grant to help traditionally underrepresented populations of undergraduate students to pursue and succeed in the field of biology.

Sixty percent of the funding is for student scholarships, and forty percent will enhance academic programming and advising support.  The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Scholars Program will begin in January 2018 for a five-year period. Continue reading

Montclair State University Researchers Receive NSF INCLUDES Award; Project to Develop Paths to STEM Success for Underrepresented Groups

Montclair, NJ, October 5, 2017 — Montclair State University researchers have received an NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) grant to expand STEM opportunities for historically underrepresented low-income, minority and women students.

A two-year grant of $300,000 funds the NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot, “Sustainability Teams Empower and Amplify Membership in STEM” (S-TEAMS).

Nested within the University’s PSEG Institute of Sustainability Studies’ Green Teams program that is offered in partnership with New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS). S-TEAMS will promote collaborative STEM change that increases diversity among public-private partners. Continue reading

NJIT to Lead a New Project to Find Effective Strategies to Encourage Girls to Embrace STEM

Newark, NJ, September 26, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), with funding from National Science Foundation (NSF), will be countering the myth that boys are naturally better than girls in science and math.

NJIT will lead a new project — Leadership and iSTEAM for Females in Elementary School (LiFE) — to find effective ways to showcase science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as a collaborative, innovative, people-rich space, to increase the number of girls interested in STEM.

NJIT is conducting the project with the Hillside, Morris Plains and Weehawken school districts in New Jersey. Continue reading