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Sussex Receives Grant for Skylands Research Institute

7/10/2023 11:21:27 AM

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is the 2023 recipient of a grant through the New Jersey Council for the Humanities to further develop the new Skylands Research Institute innovation lab.

The Mission of the Skylands Research Institute is to provide support for rigorous scholarly inquiry intended to add to the body of knowledge through a systematic approach within the region while continuously promoting ethics, assisting with grant procurement, and advocating for quality throughout the research lifecycle.               

The creation of the innovation lab will allow for the development of a physical space on the SCCC campus that fosters research and scholarly activity for students, faculty, staff, and community members in hopes of creating a research ecosystem in Northwest New Jersey. This grant will specifically support the purchase of equipment, hardware, and software for the space.

“Promoting research and scholarly activity within Sussex County continues to be a strategic priority for the College,” stated Dr. Cory Homer, Vice President of Student Success and Institutional Effectiveness/Skylands Research Institute Director. “It will be exciting to see researchers from local high schools, the College, and the community come together in this space to learn, create, and innovate on projects big and small.”