Rutgers Tool Simulates the Realities of Sea-Level Rise

A unique online mapping tool published by Rutgers University is designed to help local officials plan for coastal flooding in coming decades. Some four months after Hurricane Sandy dramatically raised public concern about the power of the ocean, Rutgers officials are alerting government officials, businesses, and individuals to the likely effects of rising seas on their roads, bridges, beaches, docks, homes, and communities.

Middlesex County Team Conquors Russia During International Robotics Competition

A team from several Middlesex County high schools took their robot to Moscow where they represented the United States in the 5th Russian National Robotics Festival called Robofest. The group took home one of the festival’s most prestigious honors and will now take their robot to the world championship in St. Louis next month.

Montclair State University Settles Oracle Suit

Montclair State University has settled its contentious April 2011 law suit against Oracle in which it had charged Oracle with breach of contract, gross negligence, willful misconduct and fraud. The suit was over an Oracle deployment of PeopleSoft ERP software, which, according to MSU went horribly wrong.

In North Caldwell, Teachers Learn New Ideas in Educational Tech at WETECH 2013

Some 145 educators, administrators and members of the public attended the second annual West Essex Technology Symposium March 2, 2013 in North Caldwell. They went to workshops to learn the latest educational technology.  Brian Friedlander discussed his experience teaching a workshop on how to use iPad apps to help students with executive function disorder.

Hamilton School District Looks to Shift Money from Technology to Textbooks

Students in the Hamilton school district told Superintendent James Parla to rethink a $1.5 million technology initiative while they are stuck with 20-year-old textbooks and are without sports. The school board had planned to implement a technology program with 270 lap tops and smart boards and hire a technology teacher.

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