What Happened to Newark's Obama-touted High-tech Job Training?


When President Barack Obama visited Newark in November to discuss criminal justice issues, he brought along the announcement that a technology training program would be expanded to Newark. The first class in Newark's TechHire program, which involves the New Jersey Institute of Technology and local employers, including Amazon.com's Audible Inc., Prudential Financial and Panasonic…

5 N.J. girls are finalists in $2M national science contest

JERSEY CITY -- Five Jersey City girls and their science teacher are on a cleaning spree. They're cleaning up at a national contest run by Samsung -- winning their school tens of thousands of dollars worth of technology-- because contest officials are so impressed by how the girls are trying to clean up their school's air…

3D-Printed Braille Maps Can Help the Blind Navigate Better


A Rutgers engineering student and his professor have created sophisticated braille maps to help blind and visually impaired people navigate a local training center using a high-tech 3D printer. The maps are tactile and were created for three floors at the Joseph Kohn Training Center, a state-funded facility for the blind and visually impaired in New…

Picatinny Arsenal looks to get more girls into science, engineering jobs

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP -- Nearly 90 girls from 25 northern New Jersey high schools came out to Picatinny Arsenal Thursday for the fourth annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" event. During the event, Picatinny engineers showcased the products on which they've worked -- including in the fields of sound energy and aerospace -- with the aim of…

Two New Jersey Colleges Significantly Upgrade Their Entertainment Technology

Ramapo College of New Jersey (Mahwah) cut the ribbon on its new Les Paul Studio for Music Recording and Sound Design on February 27. Montclair State University has entered into a strategic alliance with Sony Electronics (Ridgefield Park) for a long-term plan to enable communications and media students to gain real-world experience and get a high-tech preview of their future careers

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