Just over five years after being designated a research university, Rowan University has become one of the most prolific research institutions in the country. Out of 4,300 colleges and university, 132 have been classified as having high research activity, and Rowan is one of them.

Rowan Awarded Carnegie High-research Classification
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education last week announced Rowan University received a Carnegie R2 classification (high research activity), naming it just one of 132 of more than 4,300 colleges and universities across the country with that distinction. “Rowan reached R2 status by rapidly expanding our research portfolio-while remaining committed to undergraduate education,” according to Dr. Ali A. Houshmand, president.

NJBIA Releases Indicators of Innovation Report
Indicators of Innovation, a report NJBIA, shows New Jersey at a challenging crossroads in its efforts to reclaim itself as the “Innovation State.” The study uses data to analyze 12 indicators of innovation under three major categories imperative for creating a successful innovation ecosystem – capital, talent and business. Compared with six other regional states, however, New Jersey is struggling to compete, the report finds.

Useful Stats: State Government Investments in R&D, 2012-2017
Every state government invested at least $1.0 million in research and development in FY 2017, according to recent data from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Education Statistics. During the three-year period from FY 2015 to FY 2017, California ($551.8 million per year), New York ($403.2 million per year), and Texas ($244.9 million per year) state governments averaged the most R&D expenditures.

STEM Event Targets Tween Girls from South Jersey
Bella Maschio stood on the balcony overlooking the Grand Hall at Stockton University’s Campus Center holding out a carefully wrapped, uncooked egg. Then she dropped it. Below, her teammate Dayanara Torres waited, eyes wide. The egg landed with a thud, but ultimately unscathed, to the girls’ delight.

Rutgers Researcher Awarded $400,000 NIH Grant for Smartphone Study
Jean-Francois Daneault, an assistant professor at Rutgers School of Health Professions, received a $400,000 research grant from the National Institutes of Health to use wearable and mobile data to diagnose and monitor movement disorders. With the aging population, more people are living with movement disorders but there is a shortage of neurologists and movement disorder specialists trained to diagnose and manage treatment.

Upcoming Events

Hispanic Entrepreneurship Training Program
When: Friday, Feb 1, 2019

BioNJ’s 2019 Annual Dinner Meeting & Innovation Celebration
When: Thu, February 7, 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Hilton East Brunswick

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