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New Device Improves Balance in Veterans with Gulf War Illness
Gulf War veterans with unexplained illnesses that cause fatigue, headaches, respiratory disorders and memory problems can improve their balance with a device developed by Rutgers University researchers. The study is the first to examine how Gulf War illnesses affect veterans’ vestibular systems, which are integral for balance, memory and brain blood flow.

STEM Superstars Are Still Here … So Why Aren’t We Publicizing Them More?
At one point during the gala event – while the latest company, university or individual was being honored for their groundbreaking patented innovation, taking their Eddy Award in their finest evening gown or tuxedo and thanking the spirit of Edison for the inspiration to do such amazing work – Tony Cicatiello turned to a crowd of STEM all-stars and asked the room full of geniuses an easy question: “Can you believe this was all invented in New Jersey?”

Murphy Pitches Clean Energy at Princeton
Gov. Phil Murphy pitched his New Jersey clean energy goals to dozens of researchers and professors at Princeton University on Nov. 9, pointing to the potential economic benefit of boosting such an industry.

NJEDA Takes Steps to Increase Access to Capital for Small Businesses
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Nov. 9 unveiled several enhancements to its lending programs to help increase access to growth capital for small, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses. The NJEDA also announced that applications are now open for its newest program, Access, which offers small businesses more flexibility.

NJIT Ceremony Presents Applied School of Engineering and Technology
In the midst of its ongoing $400 million campus metamorphosis, Newark-based New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has presented the creation of its School of Applied Engineering and Technology (a unit of NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering), at a ceremony featuring an array of speakers.

Research & Development Council of NJ names Dr. Houshmand Educator of the Year

The R&D Council of New Jersey presented Rowan University’s president, Dr. Ali A. Houshmand, with its Educator of the Year award at the 39th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception held at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City on Nov. 1. The council recognized Houshmand for contributions to science and technology, successful public-private partnerships that drive innovation and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

Murphy’s Future of Work Task Force Issues Call for Research
Gov. Phil Murphy’s Future of Work Task Force, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, and the state’s Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), is seeking expert research to inform the Task Force’s work. The Task Force, which was announced in early October under the Governor’s Executive Order 41, is charged with guiding innovation and technological advancement in the Garden State’s workforce.
Upcoming Events


Silicon Shore Networking Event

When: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: New Jersey Fiber Exchange, 1410 Wall Church Road, Wall


2018 Regional Academic Drug Discovery Conference
When: Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 a.m. — 5:15 p.m.

Where: Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, 160 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway


NJTC Awards Celebration
When: Thursday, Nov. 29, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Bridgewater Marriott, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater


BioNJ’s Inspiring Women in STEM Conference
When: Friday, Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Sanofi, 55 Corporate Drive, Bridgewater


New Jersey: The Life Sciences Commercialization Hub
When: Monday, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: The Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Ave., Florham Park


BioNJ’s Patient Advocacy Summit
When: Thursday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Celgene Corporation, 179 Passaic Ave., Summit