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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.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

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Academia

Five New Jersey Students Are Among 161 High School Students Named as 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Washington, DC, May 22, 2017 — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on May 5 announced the 53rd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.

Five of this year’s honorees hail from New Jersey:

  • Sanjana Duggirala, East Windsor – Mercer Cty Tech Schools – Health Science Academy
  • Winona H. Guo, Princeton – Princeton High School
  • Lianah Sta. Ana, Freehold – Howell High School
  • Gavin P. Lifrieri, Fort Lee – Fort Lee High School
  • Benjamin Wenzelberg, Tenafly – Tenafly High School

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Stevens Institute of Technology’s 2017 Innovation Showcases Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Hoboken, NJ, May 20, 2017 — The ingenuity and inventiveness of Stevens Institute of Technology students and faculty were on full display May 3 at the university’s Annual Innovation Expo, a showcase of innovation and entrepreneurship featuring an array of senior design projects, research presentations by faculty and invited industry leaders, a keynote speaker and the crowd-pleasing elevator pitch competition.

Scores of visitors, including members of the Stevens community, local and national entrepreneurs, distinguished guests and media gathered to learn more about the scientific discoveries and inventions taking place at Stevens, and to ask questions from the individuals behind those innovations. Continue reading

NJIT to Recognize Alumni Achievement at Annual Awards Ceremony May 20

Newark, NJ, May 19, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will recognize six alumni for their exceptional accomplishments that bring honor to the university at the annual Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony May 20.

For more information, visit www.njit.edu/alumni.

Tom Bury ’02 lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the CEO of Division 9 Design + Construction, a general contractor offering additional services resulting in convenient and cost-efficient outcomes for clients. Continue reading

Opinion: Bloustein School Dean James Hughes: ‘Is New Jersey’s $775 Million investment in Rutgers University Paying Off?’

Dr, James Hughes

New Brunswick, NJ, May 15, 2017In an opinion piece published in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, James W. Hughes, Ph.D., is dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy:

The current year’s state budget of $34.5 billion includes $2.2 billion for higher education — and of that, about $775 million for Rutgers. Is New Jersey’s investment in its state university paying off?

Yes, handsomely. According to a new report by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, every dollar of that state appropriation brings nearly seven dollars in new economic activity in New Jersey. Continue reading

Report: New Jersey Independent Higher Education Contributes $3.5 Billion to State’s Economy

Trenton, NJ, May 12, 2017 — New Jersey’s nonprofit independent colleges and universities on May 9 released a report that details the $3.5 billion impact the sector makes on the state’s economy.

Prepared by Appleseed, the report demonstrates that New Jersey’s non-profit independent colleges and universities are awarding degrees in the state’s most sought-after fields, including STEM, education and nursing, at a higher rate than public institutions — despite a state investment of only $2,302 per independent college student vs. $11,460 invested in each public college student.

At an event marking the economic impact report’s release, Eugene J. Cornacchia, Saint Peter’s University President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey (AICUNJ), emphasized that independent education is a smart investment in New Jersey and its residents. Continue reading

NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks: ’65 by ’25’: Many Paths, One Future

Rochelle Hendricks

Trenton, NJ, May 8, 2017New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks writes in her April 2017 newsletter:

As the semester draws to a close, I hope you will enjoy our special issue this month on what New Jersey’s colleges and universities are doing to enhance opportunities for students interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

STEM jobs are the jobs of the future, with more than 200,000 STEM-related positions needing to be filled by 2025.  This represents both a challenge and an opportunity. Continue reading

Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman to Receive American Association for Access, Equity & Diversity Award

Harvey Kesselman

Galloway, NJ, May 8, 2017 — Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman will receive the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), the organization of equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action professionals announced.

The Cesar Estrada Chavez Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership in support of workers’ rights and humanitarian issues.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized with the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award by the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity for my leadership,” said Kesselman. “Stockton is the true champion for its commitments to humanitarian issues and working to overcome economic inequality, with projects on the regional, national and international levels.” Continue reading

Rutgers’ New Economic Report Showcases University’s Contribution to New Jersey’s Economy

New Brunswick, NJ, May 5, 2017 — Rutgers University fuels New Jersey’s economy as a leading research institution that generates $5.2 billion in economic activity annually and educates, employs and provides health care services to tens of thousands a year, according to a new economic impact report issued by the university on May 4.

The economic snapshot notes that for every $1 of state funds received by Rutgers, the university returned nearly $7 in economic activity in Fiscal Year 2016.

The 20-page report — “Rutgers Grows the Garden State” — is produced by the economic advisory service at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Continue reading

Stevens and Princeton Among Top 15 U.S. Universities for ‘Best in Nation for ROI’

Trenton, NJ, April 28, 2017 — Emily Bader reports in NJBIZ that, when it comes to colleges with the best return on investment, parents and policymakers are all trying to get the best bang for their buck.

It turns out two New Jersey universities have scored high on PayScale’s 2017 College ROI Report: Best Value Colleges list, focused on a 20-year net return on investment.

The list also factors in financial aid, the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and more to rank more than 1,500 private and public institutions nationwide. Continue reading

NJIT Hosts Ribbon Cutting of Renovated Central King Building

Newark, NJ, April 22, 2017 — Once home to thousands of Newark Central High School students, the Central King Building at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) today exemplifies intelligent, creative and economically impactful urban redevelopment that serves NJIT students, industry and the local community.

On April 13, 2017, more than 200 students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of NJIT witnessed the official ribbon cutting of the renovated Central King Building, part of a campus transformation designed to enhance the student experience and solidify NJIT’s position going forward as one of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities. Continue reading