Scholars traditionally have spoken more to each other than to the general public. But in recent years, many academics have come to appreciate the value of communicating their work more widely.  Read more in Innovation NJ.

Connecting the Ivory Tower to the Real World Whether they study rocket science, brain surgery or the meaning of life, scholars traditionally have spoken more to each other than to the general public. But in recent years, many academics have come to appreciate the value of communicating their work more widely – to policymakers, taxpayers, funders and others – especially how their research benefits our interconnected global society. Toward that end, the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University-New Brunswick will host a new series of workshops for faculty and graduate students to help them use mass media to communicate their scholarship to the public.

Senate Bill Would Boost NJ Startup Companies New Jersey needs to do more to help small startup companies, and legislation approved by the Senate Economic Growth Committee would be a good place to start, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) said recently.
Everyone Can Be Part of the A.I. Revolution Says Microsoft President According to Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology is going to be available to everyone in the future and will play an important role in virtually every discipline. Businesses and entrepreneurs are going to find new ways of using A.I. that will raise important ethical and social questions.

State Resources Propel BackEnd Benchmarking’s Quest for Transparency in Robo-Advising Industry With the robo-advising industry surpassing $200 billion worldwide, Bridgewater-based BackEnd Benchmarking is quickly becoming a global leader in investment analytics and transparency.

Princeton University to Host Science and Technology of Materials Annual Research Symposium
Princeton University will host the Science and Technology of Materials Annual Research Symposium March 13-14 featuring Steven Abramson, president and CEO of Universal Display Corporations.

Useful Stats: Employment in Eds and Meds by State
For decades, state and local economies have leaned heavily on their anchor institutions during times of economic uncertainty and transition. An analysis finds that total employment in “Eds and Meds” industries increased in every state from 2005 to 2015. This article breaks down the growth and geography of Eds and Meds employment at the state level, while next week’s issue of the Digest will explore this data by metropolitan area.

NJEdge, Amazon could have big impact on edtech in NJ
NJEdge, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, announced a new alliance that aims to make a big impact on educational technology in New Jersey. The alliance allows for direct physical connections between NJEdge’s optical fiber network, which spans the state of New Jersey, and AWS.

Student Business Competition Takes Rider University’s Entrepreneurial Program Boldly Forward For the first three years of its existence, the Rider University Idea/Business Concept Competition was a local affair, an opportunity for New Jersey high schoolers to showcase their entrepreneurial aspirations for the prize of a few thousand dollars, a plaque, and a trophy for their school.
Upcoming Events

5th Annual NJBDA Symposium
When: Thursday, March 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing Township

2018 Economic Policy Forum – A Tale of Tech Cities: Innovation & Urban Revitalization
When: Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark

Career Conference: Putting Theory and Research into Practice
When: Friday,, April 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Middlesex County College – 2600 Woodbridge Ave. – Edison

 

One response to “Connecting the Ivory Tower to the Real World”

  1. Precious says:

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