Imagine a material lighter than steel, longer-lasting than lumber and strong enough to support 120-ton locomotives. Now imagine that material is made from milk containers, coffee cups and other plastics that we recycle.
June 27, 2016
Three Rutgers students with ambitions of building a company around a new device for harvesting wind power won the top prize of $50,000 last April in a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored business pitch competition.
May 31, 2016
Rutgers engineering students program an app to measure predictors of accidental falls Though senior citizens are generally less fascinated than younger generations with the bells and whistles of mobile devices, they could soon find themselves relying on a new smartphone app built by Rutgers students to help them avoid falling.
May 17, 2016
Shishir Chundawat, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering in the School of Engineering, has won a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. He is the third Rutgers faculty member to win this prestigious honor, instituted in 2008. It provides a $5,000 grant from ORAU, which the university will match.
May 16, 2016
Among the two technologies singled out by President Barack Obama during his 2016 Rutgers commencement address as among those achievements that have lifted the university “to heights its founders could not have imagined,” were those involving the talent and creativity of School of Engineering students. “This is a place where you 3D-print prosthetic hands for children, and devise rooftop wind arrays that can power entire office buildings with clean, renewable energy,” the president said.
May 13, 2016
"In recognition of your outstanding academic record at Rutgers University, I am pleased to announce that you will be one of a select group of graduating seniors who will be inducted this year into the Matthew Leydt Society." So read the letter Varun Arvind received from Rutgers President Robert Barchi. Named for the university's first graduate, in 1774, from what was then Queens's College, the Society was established last year to honor the university's top graduates from Rutgers–New Brunswick, commencing with the class of 2015.
May 13, 2016
Commencement day for the School of Engineering’s 822 undergraduate and 370 graduate students began memorably on Sunday, May 15, 2016 in High Point Solutions Stadium with President Barack Obama presiding over the university’s 250th graduation ceremonies. Later that afternoon, the School of Engineering Class of 2016 also celebrated with a convocation ceremony at the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC) that included undergraduate students from the school’s nine departments receiving their degrees from department chairs and the school's dean.
May 13, 2016
Creating Medical Devices to Help People, Families Rutgers senior Brooke McClarren, a biomedical engineering major, will pursue a master’s degree this fall When she was younger, Brooke McClarren looked up to her father, a systems engineer, who helped care for elderly, largely homebound neighbors who needed a helping hand in her hometown of Bridgewater. McClarren, a senior biomedical engineering major at Rutgers, recalls visiting them with her dad when she was 11.
May 9, 2016
Donors, alumni, faculty, administrators, and friends turned out on a blustery spring day to commemorate the groundbreaking of Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering on the Rutgers School of Engineering campus. Despite the rain and wind, those present at the May 6, 2016 event celebrated as engineering dean Tom Farris, Rutgers President Robert Barchi, Rutgers-New Brunswick chancellor Dick Edwards, and Richard N. Weeks planted shovels in the Earth and symbolically turned over a new era for the School of Engineering and an important step in moving the school forward.
May 2, 2016
Interactive flytrap on display at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington Venus flytraps are fascinating, creepy carnivores. They literally trap flies and other insects between two toothy, hairy leaves and then digest bug nutrients. Taking cues from nature, a team of Rutgers mechanical engineering students has built an interactive robotic venus flytrap that’s now on display at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington.