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Research with NJ Taps University

Montclair State University is among six leading New Jersey universities contributing to “Research with NJ,” a scientific research database created to support the continued development of New Jersey’s innovation economy.

Research with New Jersey was formally launched by Governor Phil Murphy in August and is designed to foster collaboration between business, industry and prestigious New Jersey research institutions by providing free access to institutional research assets in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines.

“As a state-designated public research university and among the national research doctoral universities recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, research is absolutely critical to our mission,” says President Susan A. Cole. “Through the database, the University will be able to share more fully our exceptional research assets and expertise with potential industry and government partners in the search for solutions to today’s most pressing societal and scientific issues and in applications of new knowledge.”

The portal showcases abstracts of published research from Montclair State, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton, Rowan, Rutgers and Stevens Institute of Technology. Vice Provost for Research and Graduate School Dean Scott Herness sits on the Advisory Board, which provides oversight, guidance and insights for maintaining the portal’s success. “Research with NJ reflects the state, national and international impact of the University’s outstanding research efforts,” Herness says. “For entrepreneurs and industry innovators, it is an efficient way to connect with the cutting-edge institutional research breakthroughs that lead to the creation of new products — and bolster the state’s reputation as a national leader in innovation.”