Posts in Technology
Glassboro High School Offering New Computer Science Class Funded by Amazon

Glassboro High School (GHS) will offer a new computer science class next fall that will be funded by the world's largest online retailer, Amazon. The course, Amazon Future Engineer, is a four-part "childhood-to-career" program that tries to inspire and educate 10 million children and young adults to grow an interest in computer science and coding. Students do not have to be apart of GHS's STEM/BIOMED Academy to sign up for the new course.

Through funding from Amazon, the course curriculum will be provided by Edhesive. All the students in the program will be given free membership to AWS Educate, which gives students access to coding projects and content to learn about cloud computing. GHS is one of 1,000 high schools across the United States signed up for the Amazon Future Engineer program.

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18-mile light rail in South Jersey is coming, but not for another 6 years, at least

The corridor has older, densely-populated communities, like Glassboro, Woodbury and Pitman that developed along the rail line. Colleges, medical centers and other businesses which drive the economy in the area are largely based in Philadelphia and Camden County. A rail link between there and Rowan University in Glassboro is expected to reduce vehicle traffic and spur growth.

“The federal guidelines for attracting federal funds requires several time-consuming steps,” Nash said. “Even if the state is unable to attract federal funds, the open and transparent process and careful study of environmental concerns mandated by federal requirements makes the time well spent. At the end, the line will be constructed and will operate for generations to come.”

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Glassboro High School and Rowan University Ceremony Celebrates a New PDS Partnership

Glassboro High School and Rowan University celebrated their Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership with a ceremony outside of GHS on Tuesday, September 25. Glassboro High School is the fourth school in the district to become a Rowan University Professional Development School. J. Harvey Rodgers, Dorothy L. Bullock and Thomas E. Bowe schools are also Professional Development Schools.

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Glassboro Packing facility tour highlights NJ peach harvest

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher visited Eastern Pro Pak, Glassboro, N.J., recently to highlight Jersey Fresh peaches.

Eastern Pro Pak completed a 70,000-square-foot expansion this spring, and the company has a two-lane tunnel connecting the expansion to the previous 100,000 square feet at the facility, according to a news release. The Jersey Fruit Co-op supplies Eastern Pro Pak.

“The amount of Jersey Fresh peaches that flow through here demonstrates the peach production that takes place in the Garden State,” Fisher said in the release. “Facilities like this give consumers all along the East Coast and Canada the opportunity to enjoy our super-delicious peaches.”

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RCGC Co-Op Program Revs Up Technician's Passion for Cars

A good technician never underestimates what is under the hood since appearances can be deceiving — just ask Amanda Mutarelli, a student in Rowan College at Gloucester County's (RCGC) Automotive Technology program. With her dramatic eye makeup and colorful tattoos, this skilled technician knows firsthand how deceptive appearances can be.

Mutarelli, of Glassboro, finds it amusing that she does not fit the stereotypical image of an auto technician. A self-described "girly girl with a passion for cars," she is most content when working in a garage surrounded by tools. Although being a female in a mostly male dominated profession can have its drawbacks, Mutarelli isn't one to back away from a career that gets her motor racing.

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Liberty's virtual reality arcade in Glassboro will let you feel like Iron Man

At Liberty, you can stare up at the Eiffel Tower or roam the streets of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. “Elven Assassin” seeks to give you a true feel as you reach for your quiver, nock your arrow, and fire at hordes of orcs and trolls that rush toward your base. And games like “Fruit Ninja VR” can be an intense, fruit-slashing workout if you don’t mind flailing your arms like a fool.

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We are excited to announce the opening of a new business: Liberty Virtual Reality on Rowan Boulevard!

We are excited to announce the opening of a new business: Liberty Virtual Reality on Rowan Boulevard! Liberty VR is excited to be the first to present this new, exciting attraction to South Jersey! Grand Opening Weekend will be April 20th-22nd, with an official Grand Opening on April 21st at 10:00am.

This Grand Opening Weekend will include free 5-minute VR trials and an iPad raffle entry to every guest!

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The Borough of Glassboro has fully committed to a goal of 100% Renewable Energy and Transportation by 2035

Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glassboro has fully committed to transition to 100% renewable electricity community-wide by 2035, and to meet all energy needs, including transportation, heating, cooling, and electricity with 100% renewable energy. RESOLUTION R: 91-18

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VIDEO: Glassboro Students Solve Everyday Problems by Exploring Engineering

"They're the ones that are going to be solving the next engineering challenges so to be able to expose them [and] get them excited about it [will] hopefully increase that talent pipeline down the future."

The young engineers also got the chance to work alongside current Rowan students to solve everyday problems with the help of science.

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Rowan University advances plan for huge athletic complex with arena

The University has been working closely with Elite Development Program (EDP), the lead partner in West Campus Fields, to develop the complex. The plan includes a 4,500-seat arena, an indoor training center, more than 50 athletic fields, artificial turf fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, outdoor track and field venues, a hotel and retail space. 

Steve Shilling, president of EDP, told university officials that EDP believes they will be building the best youth sports venue in the United States.

The facilities are expected to draw 1.5 million visitors a year, primarily for youth sports tournaments and training, and will be the home of Rowan University's athletics.

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Can't wait to get Glassboro's Newsletter in the mail? Enjoy the digital version here!

Our autumn newsletter is out!  Read all about Glassboro progress, technology initiatives, and learn a few reasons why Glassboro High School sets the foundation for so many great futures for alumni such as Philadelphia Eagles new running back Corey Clement.  It also includes some great coupons, discounts and offers from Glassboro businesses.

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