Princeton University to draw science and technology leaders from New Jersey colleges and universities for first Einstein's Alley event

Nov. 10, 2011, 9 a.m.

Princeton University will host the first in a series of events scheduled to promote the Einstein's Alley initiative to foster technology- and science-based economic growth in Central New Jersey. Science and research officers from New Jersey's 54 colleges and universities have been invited to gather at the recently dedicated Frick Chemistry Building on the University campus at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, for a reception and building tour. While media are invited to attend the event, it is not open to the public.

The reception kicks off an event series organized and sponsored by Princeton and Einstein's Alley intended to bring academic leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics together with the business community. 

The New Jersey colleges and universities that will be represented include public institutions, private institutions and community colleges. Invitees include businesses that are members of BioNJ and the New Jersey Technology Council, both industry associations dedicated to advancing technology and related industries in New Jersey. State-government leaders who focus on business retention, attraction and expansion in New Jersey also will attend.

Opening remarks will be made by Princeton's Dean for Research and Class of 1909 Professor of Physics A.J. Stewart Smith, as well as Edward C. Taylor, the University's A. Barton Hepburn Professor emeritus of organic chemistry. Taylor is creator of the molecule that, in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Co., became the successful cancer drug Alimta the royalties from which paid for the construction of the Frick Chemistry Building.

** Media who would like to attend the event should contact Karen A. Jezierny at 609-258-6477 or