News

October 2010

October 25, 2010
Development of structural materials from recycled plastics blends at Rutgers University has led to a spinoff company, (Axion International), which was awarded one of Newsweek’s Top Ten Big Ideas in the October 18 issue of Newsweek Magazine.
October 22, 2010
Powerful Microscope Could Transform Renewable Energy Scientists at Rutgers University and a small Washington State company are collaborating on a state-of-the-art electron microscope that will produce an electron beam as tiny as the size of a hydrogen atom—the smallest atom known—and can study the inner workings of materials important in creating new sources of renewable energy.
October 11, 2010
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $3.3 million grant to a research team that includes Rutgers University to increase the reliability of imaging prostate cancer.
October 8, 2010
Engineers without Borders (EWB) is an organization that has over 350 projects that focus on providing necessities such as water, renewable energy, sanitation and more to over 45 developing countries around the world. These projects are completed in partnership with local communities and NGOs. EWB helps create a more prosperous environment by addressing people's basic human needs and implementing projects that are sustainable and reliable.
October 7, 2010
Former ‘Sputnik kid’ turned Rutgers professor in high-level company at SETI 50th anniversary conference. Scientists who monitor the skies for hints of intelligent life beyond Earth’s boundaries felt a glimmer of hope last month when word came of a faraway planet potentially capable of sustaining life. Christopher Rose, an engineering professor at Rutgers, welcomed the announcement of Gliese 581g, a so-called exoplanet which is orbiting a star about 20 light-years away in the constellation Libra.
October 7, 2010
The Laboratory for Computational Imaging and Bioinformatics (LCIB), directed by Dr. Anant Madabhushi, recently acknowledged four very distinguished women within the Biomedical engineering (BME) department at Rutgers University for their unique achievements within the field.

September 2010

September 24, 2010
New Brunswick, NJ – Dr. Ilene Rosen, Associate Dean for the School of Engineering’s Office of Student Development, was recently awarded the 2010 Educator of the Year Award from the Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science (AHETEMS) in recognition of her many contributions to improving the learning environment for Hispanic students at Rutgers University. AHETEMS is a non-profit organization that works exclusively to develop educational enrichment and academic outreach initiatives for the Hispanic community.
September 23, 2010
A project at Rutgers to build one of the most advanced electron microscopes in the world was praised by the White House Friday as an example of a federal stimulus project that is helping to transform the nation.
September 22, 2010
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $7.5 million grant to a Rutgers-led research team to develop a future Internet design optimized for mobile networking and communication. The team of nine universities and several industrial partners has dubbed its project “MobilityFirst,” reflecting the Internet’s evolution away from traditional wired connections between desktop PCs and servers toward wireless data services on mobile platforms.
September 21, 2010
Dr. Hisato Yamaguchi, a postdoctoral researcher working under Professor Manish Chhowalla in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University, was recently awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad is an initiative to support Japanese postdoctoral researchers who are conducting research at foreign universities. The Fellowship covers travel expenses, a stipend and a research grant for a period of two years.

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