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.

TCF '17 on March 18 at College of New Jersey; A Look Back At Its History

TCF 2017 (formerly the Trenton Computer Festival) will be held on Saturday, March 18 at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ.

The first Trenton Computer Festival was held on May 2, 1976 at Trenton State College (now the College of New Jersey) in Ewing NJ, outside of Trenton. It was started by Sol Libes of the Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey and Allen Katz of The College of New Jersey.

Bail hearings by algorithm: New Jersey's 'earth-shaking reform' takes aim at racial, class biases

The Garden State has turned to technology as a way of mitigating racial and class biases at bail hearings. Judges in New Jersey started using an algorithm on Jan. 1 to determine which defendants should be granted bail and the danger they pose to the surrounding community. The system, called Public Safety Assessment, was created by…

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