November 2011

November 21, 2011
For Rutgers Entrepreneurship Day, Theta Tau, the co-ed professional engineering fraternity, facilitated the event from start to finish as university staff members.  Members worked all day to make sure that the event progressed smoothly by completing a handful of various tasks. These tasks included set up, greeting, guarding entrances, organizing guests, food distribution, and many more.  Theta Tau also hosted a table near that of the School of Engineering's, which served to publicize what the fraternity
November 10, 2011
November 1, 2011
 Rutgers Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), and Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (

October 2011

October 27, 2011
Given annually by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey, the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards are offered to tremendous creators and innovators producing work that “supports the advancement of research and development in New Jersey”. Dr. Elsayed A. Elsayed and Dr. Basily B. Basily, both of Industrial Engineering at Rutgers University School of Engineering, are this year’s winners.
October 7, 2011
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a Rutgers-affiliated company (Ibris, Inc.) $207,000 to develop a quick and economical analysis of tissue from breast cancer biopsies. The technology is designed to predict how aggressive a common form of breast cancer is likely to be, helping physicians and patients plan effective therapies that minimize side effects. 
October 4, 2011
On September 21st, 2011, the Nanotechnology for Clean Energy IGERT Program and the Institute of Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN) took great pleasure in honoring the memory of Professor John Jun Xu (1964-2009) in conjunction with the Second Annual IGERT Symposium. Professor Xu, a rising star in the field of advanced nano‐structured materials for rechargeable batteries and fuel cells, joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in January 2000 as Assistant Professor.

September 2011

September 26, 2011
James Nelson Director, PSEG Power   James Nelson is the Director of Development and Strategic Analysis for PSEG. He is responsible for business planning, project development, and strategic analysis for PSEG Power. Mr. Nelson has more than 25 years of power industry experience in project development, financial analysis, planning, project management and engineering.   Prior to joining PSEG in 2007, Mr. Nelson was Director of Financial Analysis for P.P.L.
September 23, 2011
Brian Reilly Senior Vice President and Manager of Nuclear Operations of Bechtel Power Corporation   Brian Reilly is the Senior Vice-president and Manager of Nuclear Operations of Bechtel Power Corporation. Mr. Reilly has 31 years of power industry experience, 28 of which were in nuclear power.   As Manager of Nuclear Operations, Mr. Reilly oversaw Bechtel’s global nuclear power execution activities, with a focus on the work performed for operating plants.
September 23, 2011
Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy Vice President and President of Raytheon Co.   Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy is Vice-president of Raytheon Company and president of Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. Dr. Kennedy was assigned to lead I.D.S in June of 2010. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets throughout the world.
September 23, 2011
Richard WeeksPresident and CEO, Weeks MarineOriginally founded by Francis Weeks in 1919, the Weeks Stevedoring Company started with two cranes in the Port of New York, handling bunker coal and dry ballast. By the beginning of World War II, they had purchased their seventh crane and were loading military equipment bound for Europe tosupport the Allied Forces. In the 1980s and 90s, the Weeks organization grew by leaps and bounds by acquiring the assets of well respected marine companies.