October 2012

October 22, 2012
When the Rutgers Concrete Canoe team earned a spot to compete in the finals of the 25th National Concrete Canoe Competition, the biggest challenge was not keeping their concrete vessel afloat during the race.  Finding the funds to transport the Jersey Devil--their 20-foot long, 210-pound canoe--and her crew to the competition nearly capsized the team before even putting a paddle in the water.  
October 15, 2012
Since 2009, the School of Engineering has hired 29 new faculty members, including seven faculty members who are joining the School for the 2012-2013 academic year.  These most recent hires are conducting research in a variety of dynamic fields including converting fossil fuels and biomass into fuels and chemicals; orthopedic tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for injury, disease, and space flight; the transport of suspended particles in complex systems; integrating emerging technologies with computing methods to improve the life-cycle management of infrastru
October 5, 2012
  Thailand Untapped: The Global Reach of Engineers Without Borders USA, a documentary featuring the experiences of three Rutgers Engineering students who travel to Thailand in 2010 with the hope of fixing a rural village’s failing water system, will be screened as part of the La Femme International Film Festival, October 11-14, 2012, in Hollywood.  
October 5, 2012
Rutgers University’s Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi, demostrated the momentum in movement to Woodbridge Middle School students with a rocket building lesson. In preparation for the New Jersey Future City Contest, Woodbridge Middle School teacher Richard Dosch and Tau Beta Pi NJ Chapter President Adam Pizzaia established a lesson which would allow the middle school students to work with college juniors and seniors on the science of rocketry. 
October 4, 2012
Materials Science Research Professor Thomas Nosker talks about how the plastic milk jug in your refrigerator is stronger than you think. Watch the video and be amazed.        
October 3, 2012
School of Engineering freshman student Gina Li, the No. 3 player in the state coming out of high school, is now a leading Scarlet Knight on the Rutgers Women Tennis team.
October 1, 2012
Rutgers' School of Engineering juniors Christina Tsoi and Patrik Malich stood patiently in a long line that lead toward the corporate information tables of potential employers. Résumés in hand, the duo were ready for on-the-spot interviews.   “We’re looking for internships,” they both said, presenting résumés noting the positions each has held, including physics instructor and solar panel and sustainable energy project manager.  

September 2012

September 20, 2012
This year marks the first that Douglass Residential College and the School of Engineering have come together to offer a supportive living environment for women engineers. The new LLC aims to attract more women to the field. For the full story click here.   Photography credit: Nick Romanenko
September 18, 2012
The US Army has enlisted the help of several universities to help develop more effective protective materials for soldiers and vehicles.
September 17, 2012
Rutgers School of Engineering Fall Convocation 9/13/12   Welcome to the Rutgers Engineering Class of 2016   Congratulations on your admission to an outstanding School of Engineering within a great University.