Rutgers has a long tradition of providing training to New Jersey’s workforce. The NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) was established in 1906 and served 22 New Jersey farmers that year by providing technical information through two- and three-day “short courses.” Today, OCPE successfully supports the learning needs of thousands of people in the […]
The Rutgers EcoComplex is a nationally recognized center for sustainable biomass energy business incubation and clean energy cluster development. Designated a Clean Energy Innovation Center, it focuses on innovative bioenergy processes and was one of the first in the nation to serve as a university-based clean energy business incubator. It was recognized by the State […]
The Cumberland County Improvement Authority on Friday announced plans to bring a $9-million, 27,000-square-foot Food Commercialization Center to Bridgeton in the fourth quarter of 2017… The CCIA also plans to work closely with the Rutgers Food Innovation Center – located at 450 E. Broad St. in Bridgeton – on the project. Lou Cooperhouse, director of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, offered a positive outlook for the new facility. “A number of our clients and our graduates at the Food Innovation Center routinely require between 2,000 to 3,000 square feet of space to meet their growing commercialization needs,” he said.”In addition, we have a number of domestic and international companies we work with that are looking immediately for this amount of space as they launch their business to serve the U.S.”
Rutgers 4th Annual Training Showcase, which helps state businesses connect to millions of dollars available in state grant funds for employee training, will be held on July 21 on the New Brunswick campus. Hosted by the Rutgers Workforce Development Unit (WDU), part of NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education, this free event provides prospective New […]
The Road to Financial Wellness 2.0 kicked off with a campus pit stop held at IFNH on Thursday June 2nd. Jason Vitug, a 2007 graduate of Rutgers Business School and founder of Phroogal—a social media company providing financial information targeted to millennials—is embarking on his 2nd annual financial education journey across the United States with […]
The National Science Foundation awarded $11.8 million to Rutgers to launch and operate the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s data system. The data center for the pioneering Ocean Observatories Initiative, which collects and shares data from more than 800 sophisticated instruments and a transmission network across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is now operating at Rutgers University… “Rutgers is now the hub for the world’s richest source of new in-water oceanographic data, and we are extremely proud to have been chosen for this important work,” says Christopher J. Molloy, Rutgers’ senior vice president for research and economic development.
Patrick Leger stood in a processing room at Rutgers Food Innovation Center on Friday, watching as an assembly line of bottles were filled with pure strained tomatoes, First Field’s latest product… “They need a place to go,” said Lou Cooperhouse, the center’s director. “Our job is to find a pathway for them to go after they leave our facility.”
Visikol Inc., a student-run biotech startup from Rutgers, has gained a commitment of up to $500,000 in funding towards commercialization of its technology from Foundation Venture Capital, LLC. Named after its product Visikol, a biological clearing agent used in scientific and medical research, the company was founded by two current Rutgers doctoral students, CEO Michael […]
The rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer. It’s the kind of populist refrain that’s become common on the campaign trail during U.S. primary season, but this time, it’s coming out of the mouths of climate scientists… “What we find is that natural resources like fish are being pushed around by climate change, and that changes who gets access to them,” Malin Pinsky, professor of ecology and evolution at Rutgers, said in a press release.
China has a fifth of the world’s people, but only about 7 percent of its arable land. Food security is a national obsession – so it only seemed natural when, earlier this month, state-owned ChemChina announced its bid to buy the pesticide- and seed-producing giant Syngenta, in what is likely to be the biggest acquisition in the country’s history. Technology, the Party seemed to say, and especially genetically modified crops, are the key to a sustainable future. “There was a widespread public fear that, ‘Oh, maybe they’re trying to sneak this through too!'” says Carl Pray, an economist at Rutgers who has researched Chinese attitudes toward GMOs.