Rutgers Students Team with Verizon Employees to Show Middle Schoolers that STEM is Fun

On February 23, a number of Verizon employees in New Jersey joined with students from the Rutgers School of Engineering to host 60 seventh and eighth graders from New Brunswick Middle School at a National Engineers Week event, the Rutgers School of Engineering/Verizon STEM Day.

Rutgers HackHERS Hackathon Encourages Women to Get Excited about Coding

Hackathons organized by university students or faculty have become standard fare at schools across the country. But on Feb. 7-8, three female STEM students at Rutgers ran a hackathon with a twist: HackHERS, which targeted women.

AT&T STEM Initiatives Help NJ Students Innovate, Learn About Tech Careers

AT&T has been busy with STEM activities in the Garden State. On Feb. 24, AT&T’s Bedminster facility held its annual Student Innovation Competition, with about 150 students from Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark and New Brunswick. Later that week, the company hosted 120 students from Elizabeth, Lavallette, Matawan, Middletown and Red Bank at its facilities in Bedminster and Middletown, to discuss careers in technology.

First of its Kind Engineering Program Gives High School Students a Free Year of College

A new program offered in Morris County will enable students who are interested in pursuing careers in engineering design and manufacturing to gain a full year of college credit for free while still taking academic courses at their home high school for half the day.

Jersey City Techies Tackle Port Authority's Data for PATH Stations

Jersey City coders tried to shed light on Port Authority data at a hackathon aimed at resolving questions about PATH nightly ridership.

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