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The NJ Academy of Science (NJAS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the advancement of STEM-related fields among the NJ scientific community. The organization is 100% funded by its membership dues, publications, fundraisers, and private donations. It is our hope that our NJAS  members and friends continue to contribute to our mission. The NJ Academy of Science was founded in 1954, is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a member of the National Association of Academies of Science.

The purpose of the academy is to stimulate education and research in science throughout New Jersey. The academy seeks to accomplish this purpose by publication of a scholarly journal, The Bulletin, by support of secondary school programs in science, developing a community STEM network by hosting scientific seminars and Gala events, sponsoring grants to promote high school research, by dissemination of current research results through our annual meetings, as well as other occasional publications, the "Newsletter",  and lastly by co-hosting events with other organizations to disseminate the up-to-date STEM information to our community. 

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NJ Academy of Science heavily depends on volunteers.  We need the continued participation of our members to sustain and grow the Academy. 

What can we offer?

1. As a team, we work in collaboration to engage and help deliver to our community  a STEM network platform, showcase scientific research efforts, communicate educational science initiatives,  and develop STEM network activities for our community in NJ. We are the voice of our community - if you are interested in any of the above efforts - Join us!.

2. NJAS team is inclusive, we welcome anyone that is passionate on making a difference in our scientific community. 

3. Recognition in the scientific community

4. Develop Leadership skills.

If you are interested in helping lead the NJ Academy of Science as an executive officer please submit this FORM.



THE WOMAN WHO DISCOVERED CORONA VIRUS

The woman who discovered the first human coronavirus was the daughter of a Scottish bus driver, who left school at 16.

June Almeida went on to become a pioneer of virus imaging, whose work has come roaring back into focus during the present pandemic.

Covid-19 is a new illness but it is caused by a coronavirus of the type first identified by Dr Almeida in 1964 at her laboratory in St Thomas's Hospital in London.

The virologist was born June Hart in 1930 and grew up in a tenement near Alexandra Park in the north east of Glasgow.

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Upcoming events

    • October 12, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Free Virtual Event
    Register



    NJ Academy of Science Hispanic Heritage Month Seminar

    What does it mean to Achieve the Dream in the STEM Field?

    Purpose: To showcase the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched the scientific society and NJ community. Join us as we welcome diverse Latinos/as/x professionals from the STEM fields. Bring your questions, thoughts and an open mind as they share how they navigate their fields, achieving their dreams and representing the Hispanic community.

    Program

    5:00 PM Opening Remarks 

    Maria Agapito, Ph.D -  NJAS President

    5:05 PM Introduction to  Seminar Session - 

    Hosts TBA (HS and  undergraduate student)

    Guest Panelist

    Patricia Irizarry, Ph.D  

    Director of Outreach and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

    Marie Montes-Matias, PhD  

    Biology Professor

    Union County College, Union, NJ

    Alexander Rios, MD

    Emergency Medicine Physician 

    Apollo MD

    True Bliss Medical Aesthetics and Total wellness - President


    Melissa Baralt, PhD

    Professor

    Berkeley College

    Montclair State University

    Bee Better Than Me LLC, President 

    Shecaucus, President

    Tina Bustamante, Bachelors in Engineering

    Senior Product Manager

    RBC Capital Markets

     

    Rory Ulloque, MD, MS

    Medical Director Non-Teaching Hospitalist Program

    Medical Director Post-Acute Care Program Associate Professor - Family  Medicine and Community

    Health Rutgers University - RWJMS

    6:05 PM Break 

    (Audience will  take this opportunity to add your questions in the chat)

    6:10 PM Audience Q & A

    6:50 PM Closing Remarks 

    Maria Agapito, Ph.D -  NJAS President

    ---------------------------SPANISH VERSION------------------------------------------------

         

    Seminario del Mes de la Herencia Hispana de la Academia de Ciencias de Nueva Jersey

    ¿Qué significa lograr el sueño en el campo de STEM (ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas)?

    Propósito: Mostrar los logros de los hispanoamericanos que han influido y enriquecido positivamente a la sociedad científica y la comunidad de Nueva Jersey. Únase a nosotros para dar la bienvenida a diversos profesionales latinos/as/x de los campos de STEM. Traiga sus preguntas, pensamientos y una mente abierta mientras comparten cómo navegan en sus campos, logran sus sueños y representan la comunidad hispana.

    Programa


    5:00 PM Palabras de apertura

    Maria Agapito, Ph.D -  NJAS Presidente


    5:05 PM Introducción a la sesión del seminario

     Anfitriones TBA (HS and  undergraduate student)

    Panelista Invitados

    Patricia Irizarry, Ph.D  

    Directora de Divulgación y Profesora Asistente de Práctica Profesional

    Universidad de Rutgers, New Brunswick, Nueva Jersey.

    Marie Montes-Matias, PhD  

    Profesora de Biología

    Union County College, Union, NJ

    Alexander Rios, MD

    Médico de urgencias

    Apollo MD

    True Bliss Medical Aesthetics and Total wellness - Presidente


    Melissa Baralt, PhD

    Professor

    Berkeley College

    Montclair State University

    Bee Better Than Me LLC, President 

    Shecaucus, President

    Tina Bustamante, Bachelors in Engineering

    Gerente de Producto Senior

    RBC Capital Markets

     

    Rory Ulloque, MD, MS

    Director médico Programa de hospitalista no docente

    Director Médico Profesor Asociado del Programa de Cuidados Post-Agudos - Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria

    Universidad de salud Rutgers - RWJMS, New Brunswick, NJ

    6:05 PM Descanso 

    (La audiencia aprovechará esta oportunidad para agregar sus preguntas en el chat)


    6:10 PM Preguntas y Respuestas de la Audiencia

    6:50 PM Palabras de clausura

    Maria Agapito, Ph.D -  NJAS Presidente

    NJAS Hispanic Heritage Month _ What does it mean to Achieve the Dream in the STEM Field_.pdf

    Spanish_ NJAS Hispanic Heritage Month _ What does it mean to Achieve the Dream in the STEM Field_.pdf


    • October 16, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Free Virtual Event
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    Cybersecurity and Privacy

    Purpose:  The rise of big data and machine learning is expanding. What was once an abstract concept designed to protect expectations about our own data is now becoming more concrete that there is a threat of getting access  to our data without authorization. The following speakers will highlight these important concepts.

    Title: Breaking Down the Cybersecurity Field 

    Jonathan Gonzales-Quintero, Lead Member of Technical Staff, Security Technology & Architecture, AT&T

    Title: Building a Pathway for Cybersecurity Education 

    Mike Qaissaunee, Professor and Department Chair - Engineering Technology and Director of Brookdale Community College Cyber Center. 

    Dr. John Sands, Professor and Department Chair - Computer Integrated Technologies, Moraine Valley Community College; Director of the National Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA)

    Title: Engaging IoT Activities

    Mike Qaissaunee and Dr. John Sands 

    Title: Innovative Resources for Teaching and Assessment of Cybersecurity and Other STEM Courses

    Mike Qaissaunee and Dr. John Sands 


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