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December 2017

December 12, 2017
Light-emitting nanoprobes can detect cancer early and track the spread of tiny tumors Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswickscientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. The technology, announced today, could improve patient cure rates and survival times.
December 6, 2017
Rutgers B2P Connects Isolated Communities to Schools, Hospitals, and Jobs Many college students spend their summers working retail jobs. Others conduct research. Some might even score first-rate internships. But if you’re a member of Rutgers Bridges to Prosperity, you could spend your vacation building a pedestrian footbridge alongside residents of an isolated Bolivian community while sleeping in tents, bathing in a river, and trading in your morning latte for a more local preference—coca leaves.
December 6, 2017
A School of Engineering team was recently awarded a sizeable National Science Foundation grant to design a Cyber Physical System (CPS) that will allow drones and autonomous underwater robots to monitor water quality in real time.
December 6, 2017
“When you love what you’re doing, you never work a day in your life.” –Bill Amann
December 4, 2017
Materials science and engineering research associate Jennifer Lynch-Branzoi was selected as the first recipient of the Rutgers’ TechAdvance Fund. She was awarded a $100,000 grant for her project on barrier resistance in Graphene Enhanced Polymer Matrix Composites (G-PMCs). Lynch-Branzoi will investigate the permeation of small gases through G-PMCs, which potentially offer a lightweight replacement for fuel tanks and packaging applications with longer shelf lives.

November 2017

November 9, 2017
Rutgers engineers create VibWrite, a finger vibration-based security system "Good, good, good, good vibrations” goes the catchy Beach Boys song, a big hit in 1966 and beyond. Now Rutgers engineers have created VibWrite, a smart access system that senses finger vibrations to verify users. The low-cost security system could eventually be used to gain access to homes, apartment buildings, cars, appliances – anything with a solid surface.

October 2017

October 30, 2017
School of Engineering alumna Erin McIntyre was inducted into the 2017 Rutgers University Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame on October 21 for her achievements as an exceptional swimmer and scholar during her undergraduate career. The first Rutgers athlete to qualify for the NCAA Women's Swimming Championships and a 2002 All-American, McIntyre set records that stand to this day. Equally impressive was her ability to combine elite college athleticism while also pursuing an engineering degree.
October 26, 2017
Blue skies and unseasonably warm temperatures greeted more than 165 School of Engineering alumni, faculty, and friends at the annual School of Engineering Alumni Football Tailgate on Saturday, October 21, 2017. We were honored to have new Rutgers University-New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta and his wife join us before watching the Scarlet Knights triumph over the Purdue Boilermakers.
October 24, 2017
Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s School of Engineering honored five distinguished graduates of the school at a gala event on Thursday, October 5, recognizing alumni achievement in technology and asset management, automotive safety research, telecommunications advancements, and aerospace innovation. More than 250 alumni, industry partners, faculty, and students attended the 2017 Medal of Excellence and Distinguished Alumni event which celebrated the accomplishments of John P. Cipolletti, Reates K. Curry, Andrew L. Intrater, Emeka O. Oguh, and Roman P.
October 24, 2017
SoE group works with Dlo Geri to develop and install safe water systems Clean, safe drinking water –the most basic of human needs—can be in short supply in Haiti. A group of scientists and engineers that includes School of Engineering graduates and current students has joined forces with Dlo Geri, a not-for-profit group that works to deliver safe drinking water to the people of Haiti.

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