On Aug. 17, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) toured Rowan University’s South Jersey Tech Park, which features federally funded research and development for the manufacturing, infrastructure and technology industries. aerospace.
Booker visited Tech Park’s Center for Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering Systems (CREATES), the CAVE automated virtual reality environment, and the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Institute. He supported the designation of CREATES as the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Region 2 College Transportation Hub, a program designed to address the need for safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible transportation through the creation of partnerships between the government and universities.
“Partnerships between the federal government and institutions of higher learning are the engine of innovation and prosperity for our country,” Booker said. “The students, faculty and leaders of Rowan University work on groundbreaking projects, from rocket engine testing for NASA to environmental studies for local governments, to research used in the aerospace and biomedical industries. I was proud to visit and see this research first hand today.
“Rowan’s research ability will continue to impact the greater good of the citizens of our great state. We are extremely grateful for Senator Booker’s support and leadership as we work together to address the challenges of New Jersey and our nation, especially in the areas of health care, transportation, food production and defense materials. said Rowan Chairman Ali A. Houshmand. .
“With the help of state and federal legislatures, Rowan University is poised to transform higher education in the state of New Jersey and beyond. As the third fastest growing research institution in the country, we are well on our way to achieving our goal of becoming one of the top 100 research institutions.
“Pending accreditation, Rowan University School of Veterinary Medicine will be the first in New Jersey,” Houshmand continued. “The collaboration between the veterinary school, our two medical schools, the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, CREATES and industry partners places Rowan in a strong position to fulfill our mission to expand access to quality and affordable education while stimulating the economy. growth in the South Jersey region.
Booker’s visit to Tech Park was part of his 2022 Jersey Summer Road Trip, a series of stops highlighting the priorities he continues to fight for in the U.S. Senate on behalf of state residents. The road trip focuses on Booker’s ongoing commitment to serving New Jersey veterans, his efforts to secure Congressional-directed spending on critical New Jersey projects and organizations, and his support for local businesses and industries, among others.
Booker visited Tech Park with Houshmand, Rowan Provost Tony Lowman, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering Dean Giuseppe Palmese, CREATES Director Giuseppe Palmese and engineering students. Gloucester County Commissioners were also present, along with other Rowan officials.