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Stockton University’s Atlantic City Campus Under Construction

Stockton’s $178.28 million Atlantic City campus, due to open in fall 2018, is being built along the beach and Boardwalk at the intersection of Atlantic, Pacific and Albany avenues in the resort’s Lower Chelsea neighborhood.

The campus will include a 56,000-square-foot academic building with three floors, 14 classrooms and computer labs; 17 faculty offices/work stations; a 3,000-square-foot event room, a café area including outdoor seating, and administrative offices.

Senator Stephen Sweeney, Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman, Gov. Chris Christie, AC Devco Chairman Jon Hanson and South Jersey Industries CEO Michael Renna break ground and send the first dirt flying at a groundbreaking for the Atlantic City Gateway Project where Stockton’s new campus will be located. Photo: Susan Allen/ Stockton University

The residential complex will offer apartment-style living to 533 students, with retail space along the Boardwalk and on Atlantic Avenue. The residential facility will include meeting spaces, offices, a mailroom, two 50-seat flexible classrooms, a fitness center and two outdoor courtyard.

The campus is part of the larger Atlantic City Gateway Project, a public-private partnership with Atlantic City Development Corp., or AC Devco. The Gateway Project also includes a six-story office tower for South Jersey Gas and a parking garage with 879 spaces, for a total cost, including the campus, of $220 million.

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Stockton’s New Atomic Force Microscope Will Allow Researchers to Resolve Atoms
Unified Science Center 2 and Health Sciences Center Construction Underway on Galloway Campus
Stockton Hosts 50 Regional High School and College Students in 24-Hour ‘Stockhack’

Stockton has received incredible financial and other support from the state, county and city and its other partners. The university’s portion of the project cost is $18 million.

Stockton’s academic efforts in Atlantic City will be led by Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Social Work, Organizational Leadership. The university will also be offering a new, interdisciplinary undergraduate major in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement.

Stockton is strengthening its presence in Atlantic City, where it first held classes in the Mayflower Hotel on the Boardwalk in 1971. Stockton’s other facilities in the resort include the Carnegie Center, Dante Hall Theater and the Noyes Arts Garage.

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Jason Shulman, assistant professor of Physics, puts a sample under a needle of Stockton’s atomic force microscope. Photo credit: Susan Allen/Stockton University

Stockton’s New Atomic Force Microscope Will Allow Researchers to Resolve Atoms

Stockton University students and faculty can create images of atoms and map the surface structure of materials using a new Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), advancing the university’s research into a realm once invisible.

“Stockton’s AFM is about 2,000 times more powerful than the best optical microscopes and it has the ability to resolve atoms,” explained Jason Shulman, assistant professor of Physics.

Students studying nanoscience, the study of material structure on the scale of nanometers, will be able to discover properties of materials that can only be seen with an AFM. Carbon nanotubes, strong tube-like structures made up of carbon atoms, are used in the medical industry for drug delivery and can also be used as electrical conductors. An AFM can help to characterize the structure and properties of a nanotube.

Using an atomic force microscope at the undergraduate level prepares students for graduate research and their future careers.

The AFM was purchased with funding from a $6.4 million Equipment Leasing Fund (ELF) state grant awarded to the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in 2013, which purchased most of the current cutting-edge scientific equipment housed in the Unified Science Center.

Unified Science Center 2 and Health Sciences Center Construction Underway on Galloway Campus

Construction is underway of a $15.2 million Health Sciences Center and the $33.2 million Unified Science Center 2 (USC2) on Stockton University’s Galloway campus. Together with the existing Unified Science Center, the Campus Center and an outdoor landscaped area for gathering, these will form an Academic Quad, providing a dramatic new entrance to the university when it opens in 2018.

The three-story, 58,210-square-foot USC2 will house teaching and research labs for various disciplines in the sciences, a vivarium, a large greenhouse, a gross anatomy lab, a multi-purpose room and faculty offices. The 37,720-square-foot Health Sciences Center will include space for simulation labs and an Exercise Science lab and the Sustainability program.

Stockton grants almost 22 percent of all the science and mathematics undergraduate degrees among New
Jersey’s senior state colleges and universities.

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Shaun Carroll and Vincent Bryant, both juniors at Stockton University, created an app called, “DJLite,” which allows users to create their own DJ beats. StockHack Photo credit: Christina Butterfield/ Stockton University

Stockton Hosts 50 Regional High School and College Students in 24-Hour ‘Stockhack’

More than 50 high school and college students from the regional community competed in StockHack on February 18-19, Stockton University’s first 24-hour hackathon. Winners of the competition included students from Stockton University, Egg Harbor Township High School and Drexel University.

StockHack offered students challenges within three categories: innovation, design and software, allowing participants to apply their computer science skills by experimenting with interface design and software engineering.

“The university is proud of the success of our first ever StockHack event, which offered local students the opportunity to integrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) into one original project,” said Lynne Kesselman, Stockton’s first lady and a former computer technology teacher at Egg Harbor Township High School. “Interdisciplinary studies, creativity and collaboration are the future of computer technology education. StockHack incorporated these themes and provided a unique experience for students to carry throughout their future academic careers.”

The winning app maps each time a user selects the “unsafe” button and stores that data on a server. The group hopes to use the information in the future to create heat maps, which could be used to improve tourism and law enforcement.