Knights of the sky: Rutgers unveils new focus on drones

The future is here; the potential for commercial application of drones and aerospace technology is high; and the need for skilled engineers to put this innovation to use is huge. None of that goes over...

NJIT hopes ‘The WEC’ helps college and community

Marjorie Perry, the CEO of her own Newark-based construction and management company and a co-executive vice chair on the board of overseers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, summed up the university’s impressive...

Rutgers hopes workshops shine light on sex harassment

Included in the numerous reasons why women do not report sexual harassment in the workplace is this gem: They may not truly know what is and what isn’t harassment. That’s the opinion of Debbie Hines,...

Lessons in leadership: CEOs explain how they built companies

The most important aspect of leadership, Tara Dowdell said, is the ability to inspire and empower. “People should follow you, not because they are afraid of you, but because they respect and admire you,” she...

‘Eds & Meds’ are in a race to finish line for financing

With Republican tax reform proposals looming, health and educational institutions in New Jersey are scrambling to push through projects that rely on bond issuances. In both the plan that passed the U.S. House of Representatives...

Stevens Institute lands $1.5M STEM grant from PSEG

Stevens Institute of Technology will continue its mission to develop the future of science engineering and math with help from a $1.5 million grant through the Public Service Enterprise Group. The grant will support two...

NJEA, iPlay America team up on educational programs

The New Jersey Education Association and the iPlay America entertainment venue are partnering on a variety of educational events and programs, they announced Thursday. The statewide teachers union, headquartered in Trenton, and the gaming and...

How to help millennials figure out health plans? Ask them

Conventional wisdom — and actuary tables — say that when a lot of younger people buy health insurance, insurance companies are better off. This assumes, of course, that younger people are healthier and less likely...

NJIT opens WEC, an athletic facility and more

When New Jersey Institute of Technology cut the ribbon on its new 220,000-square-foot Wellness and Events Center on Friday morning, all of the biggest dignitaries from the university, the city and the county came...

RCBC to oversee N.J. logistics development center

Rowan College at Burlington County’s Workforce Development Institute was chosen to oversee the state’s Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Talent Development Center. RCBC will receive $1.2 million to serve as a center of excellence in the...

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