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RAMI will boost Manufacturing Innovation and Competitiveness

Washington, D.C., December 16, 2014 - The $1 trillion omnibus budget bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this morning—and expected to be passed by the Senate this Friday—includes up to $300 million in funding for the Revitalizing American Manufacturing Innovation (RAMI) Act. In response, Stephen Ezell, Senior Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) releases the following statement. Read the rest of this entry »

Princeton research merges plastics and 3-D printing to design contact lenses

Princeton, NJ, December 16, 2014 - According to Princeton University's Office of Engineering Communications, "As part of a project demonstrating new 3-D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light. Michael McAlpine, the lead researcher, cautioned that the lens is not designed for actual use — for one, it requires an external power supply. Instead, he said the team created the device to demonstrate the ability to "3-D print" electronics into complex shapes and materials." Read the rest of this entry »

AT&T contributes over $600k to New Jersey students in STEM

Trenton, NJ, December 16, 2014 – AT&T contributed more than $600,000 to organizations across New Jersey as part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature education initiative focused on high school success and career readiness. With an unwavering commitment to data-driven education outcomes, AT&T Aspire has impacted more than one million students since its launch in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Senator Kean leads bipartisan innovation fellowship bill

Trenton, NJ, December 15, 2014 - The New Jersey Senate Labor Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to create a post-doctoral fellowship program that will enhance cutting-edge industrial research and development in New Jersey. The NJ Innovation and Research Fellowship, bill S-2442, will take 3% of the Workforce Development Partnership Fund reserved for Customized training, currently being underutilized. Read the rest of this entry »
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