March 2014

March 13, 2014
Brothers-in-law Dominique Benz (ENG’85, GSNB‘90) and John Machia (ENG’82) kicked off the New Year determined to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. A dormant volcano, at 19,340 feet, the Tanzanian peak is the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. After starting their ascent on January 1, they proudly displayed the Rutgers flag at the summit five days later. We sat down to talk about their experience. 

February 2014

February 28, 2014
Rutgers School of Engineering participated in a week long celebration of engineering with events hosted by several student organizations on campus. Check out all the fun here!
February 27, 2014
When a group of students from Duytan University in Danang, Vietnam were looking to improve their chances of competing in the 2014 ROBOCON (short for robotic contest) international robot building competition, they turned to the Internet. But they weren’t searching for YouTube how-to videos or online instructions, they were looking for leading experts to travel to Danang and mentor the students in person.
February 24, 2014
During National Engineers Week, engineering students paired up to build a boat out of nothing but cardboard, duct tape and plastic sheeting before racing across the pool at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center. Needless to say, not everybody made it. Watch and see who won the award for the best capsize.    
February 19, 2014
Mona Zebarjadi, an assistant professor in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a three-year Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Award through its Young Investigator Program (YIP). Zebarjadi, who was chosen for her exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research, will focus her work on meta-conductors with invisible dopants.
February 18, 2014
Over the course of the 2013-2014 academic year, Rutgers School of Engineering has welcomed 6 new faculty members to its family. 
February 12, 2014
Representatives of the Bechtel Corporation visited Rutgers University on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 to present a $5,000 donation to two organizations associated with the School of Engineering.  In awarding $2,500 each to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB)-USA, Rutgers Chapter, Bechtel reinforces its commitment to the School of Engineering, particularly SoE’s efforts related to diversity and global partnerships.
February 5, 2014
SoE recently sat down with Cecilia A. Paredes Verduga, Ph.D. GSNB’98, GSNB’00 when she returned to campus from Guyaquil, Ecuador where she is the vice rector of Escuela Superior Politecnica de Litoral (ESPOL) University  to meet with SoE facutly and administrators.
February 5, 2014
Funding supports development of innovative research and education program Rohit Ramachandran, an assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation for work on multi-scale modeling and analysis of reactive granulation processes.  The highly competitive award is given to support the research and education initiatives of faculty at the beginning of their careers.

January 2014

January 6, 2014
University leaders in New Jersey and Virginia welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval last week of their proposal to operate a test site to integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace. With plans for the University of Maryland to join the partnership, efforts to introduce the safe and responsible use of unmanned aerial vehicles to the nation will be well-represented in the mid-Atlantic.