Newark’s Oliver Street School a National Winner in Samsung Competition
The students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program run by teacher James Intrabartolo at the K-8 Oliver Street School, part of the Newark Public School District, have a lot to be proud of.They learned March 25, 2014, that they had won $140,000 worth of technology equipment for their school — which will enhance its existing STEM program — through Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Competition.
NJ's Online PARCC Rollout Goes Off Without a Hitch
New Jersey's first venture into statewide online testing can be characterized as -- so far, so good, says an article in NJSpotlight.
Hoboken Explores Smart-Grid Technology to Keep Lights On in Extreme Storms
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer vowed that once Sandy was over, she didn’t want the city to remain in the dark again. She reached out to the Department of Energy to learn what Hoboken could do to keep its lights on, even through a storm. Since then, she’s been meeting with the DOE, Sandia National Laboratories, PSE&G, the Board of Public Utilities, and renewable energy consultant Greener by Design to come up with a plan to put Hoboken, or at least a part of it, on its own power grid. Via NJSpotlight.
Engineering History Center Leaving Rutgers After 24 Years, Moving to Stevens
After nearly a quarter century, the historical arm of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is ending its partnership with Rutgers University and moving to Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. Via Kelley Heyboer/The Star-Ledger
BPU Pulls the Plug on NJ's Only Offshore Wind Project
It wasn’t a good day for offshore wind in New Jersey yesterday. More than 1,000 days after the proposal was filed, the state Board of Public Utilities killed the only offshore wind project yet to be considered by the agency. Story Via NJSpotlight.