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Creating an environment that fosters innovation is a prerequisite to having a competitive business climate and economic growth. Being innovation-friendly attracts research and investment; provides incentive to expand or relocate; creates jobs and ultimately leads to new cures, technologies and products to improve our quality of life.
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NJ community colleges continue to partner with universities

Trenton, NJ, October 1, 2014 - Last month alone there have been two announcements of community colleges partnering with four year institutions. In South Jersey, Burlington County College formalized a transfer agreement with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia while Camden County College partnered with Rutgers University. Read the rest of this entry »

William Paterson’s new dean prepares his students for business

Wayne, NJ, October 1, 2014 - Siamack Shojai was appointed as the Dean of The Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University back in March and has brought a new perspective to business education. Coming from the Central Connecticut State University, where he has served as dean of the School of Business since 2007, Shojai is a respected economist, educator, and administrator with a specialty in global economics. Read the rest of this entry »

Higher Education Groups submit suggestions for White House Innovation Strategy

Washington, DC, September 30, 2014 – In response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council’s request for information, several higher education associations submitted comments on updating a 2011 Obama administration policy document, Strategy for American Innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

NSF launches competitions for community college students

Arlington, VA, September 30, 2014 – According to an article by the State Science and Technology Institute, “The National Science Foundation (NSF) launched Community College Innovation Challenge – a Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)-focused competition for teams comprised of up to five community college students, a faculty mentor, and a community/industry partner.” Read the rest of this entry »
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