Broad Foundation Shares Factors Behind Success of Uncommon Schools

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has released a study of the practices that have enabled Uncommon Schools, winner of the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, to graduate more than 90 percent of its students and see all its graduates admitted to college. The report, Turning Urban Schools Into Springboards to College, examined

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Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is deeply involved in fusions future

Times of Trenton guest opinion column by Michael Zarnstorff "Twenty years ago, on the night of Dec. 9, 1993, the world changed. Shortly after 11 p.m., scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) reproduced a piece of the sun on Earth. We generated more than 3 million watts of

By | 2014-10-22T16:33:19+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|Categories: STEM|Comments Off on Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is deeply involved in fusions future

“If I Had a Hammer” – Another provocative column from Thomas L. Friedman

January 11, 2014 New York Times My favorite story in Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee's fascinating new book, "The Second Machine Age," is when the Dutch chess grandmaster Jan Hein Donner was asked how he'd prepare for a chess match against a computer, like I.B.M.'s Deep Blue. Donner replied: "I would bring a hammer." Donner

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Built Not to Last: Beware of Digital Disruption

Wall Street Journal March 17, 2013 A 12-year-old who builds smartphone apps. A company that fights blood disorders without a physical office. Meet your new competitors. Is the age of the big corporation over? That is one of many ideas that James McQuivey advances in "Digital Disruption," a portrait of the tumultuous innovation that is

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How Immigration Reform Powers American Competitiveness

An Event Presented by AJC New Jersey Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:30-11:30 am At The Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham Campus Featuring Keynote Speaker Tamar Jacoby, President & CEO of Immigration Works USA, a national federation of small business owners working to advance better immigration law. She is a nationally known journalist and

By | 2014-10-10T14:06:19+00:00 April 14th, 2013|Categories: Immigration, News About Einstein's Alley, Recent Events, STEM|Comments Off on How Immigration Reform Powers American Competitiveness

A Genetic Code for Genius?

In China, a research project aims to find the roots of intelligence in our DNA; searching for the supersmart. From the Wall Street Journal, February 15, 2013 By GAUTAM NAIK At a former paper-printing factory in Hong Kong, a 20-year-old wunderkind named Zhao Bowen has embarked on a challenging and potentially controversial quest: uncovering the

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Smart Immigration Conference

More than half of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) graduate students are from other countries. When they graduate, we force many of them to leave. As a result, we handicap American industry and lose American jobs. There is a movement -- spearheaded by Einstein's Alley along with the Partnership for a New American Economy,

By | 2014-07-09T18:10:24+00:00 June 9th, 2012|Categories: Immigration, News About Einstein's Alley, STEM|Comments Off on Smart Immigration Conference

True Innovation

Bell Labs is a revered name as an important part of New Jersey's technology pedigree. Jon Gertner new book "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation" tells its story. From a February 25, 2012, NYTimes article By JON GERTNER "INNOVATION is what America has always been about," President Obama remarked

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