Liberty Science Center Expansion Wins Key Vote from Council
A plan to build a $276 million science and technology complex near Liberty Science Center cleared another major hurdle at last night's City Council meeting when the council voted to transfer 12 acres of city-owned land intended for the complex. The 6-3 vote came after 11 p.m. at the end of a four-hour…
Businesses Worry that Too Many Millennials Headed Out of New Jersey
Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, addresses conference on millennials and the state workforce. Last year, the size of the nation's millennial generation grew enough to top baby boomers and become the largest of the five living generations. But in New Jersey, business leaders are tracking a different trend…
4th graders lend a helping hand to schoolmate with prosthetic STEM projects
JERSEY CITY - Fourth grade students are using 3D printers and their interest in technology to lend a helping hand -- literally -- to one of their schoolmates. More than 150 students have spent the past six months designing and building prosthetic hands and tools for people that are missing part of their limb. With help…
John P. Holland Charter School in Paterson Wins $50,000 from Samsung Solve for Tomorrow
So many kids walk to and from school on streets that are crime-ridden, and many adults have tried to figure out how to solve this problem. But now some students in the gifted and talented program at the John P. Holland Charter School (Paterson) have come up with a solution. And they have submitted it to the Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition. The contest asks students and their teachers to use their skills to solve real-world problems that affect their local communities.
Bell Labs Goes Back to the Future: Once Again Sponsors North Jersey Regional Science Fair
The North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF), held last weekend, was renamed the “Nokia Bell Labs North Jersey Regional Science Fair,” after that company provided a multi-year donation to the highly competitive event. According to Marcus Weldon, CTO of Nokia and president of Bell Labs (Murray Hill), the fair originated in the fall of 1983 as an activity of the Murray Hill Science Education Club (MHSEC) at AT&T Bell Labs.