With inventor Elon Musk’s “Hyperloop”—a form of transportation consisting of pods inside a sealed tube and traveling faster than any existing type of ground transportation—as the driving force, his company, SpaceX, opened a competition last year challenging teams to design their own Hyperloop pods. With an average velocity of 750 miles per hour, the conceptualized Hyperloop should be able to carry people and cargo while floating on a cushion of air created by the pod itself, though for the contest, only scale models would be used.
March 10, 2016
March 9, 2016
Reates Curry returned to campus during National Engineers Week to reminisce, reflect, and talk research. Selected to present the 2016 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, February 24, Curry discussed her career trajectory and research as a technical expert and human factors specialist at Ford Motor Company. Her work includes advancing driver safety innovation through simulated human interactions with technologies and systems.
March 7, 2016
The German Center for Research and Innovation Foundation (GCRI) recently announced the establishment of an engineering prize to be awarded annually to an outstanding senior-year engineering student. The $1,500 award will be presented to outstanding engineering students in the United States and Canada. It is an opportunity to celebrate student engineering achievement and enhance the visibility of German research and innovation on college campuses. Students will be nominated by the dean of the college/school of engineering based on specific criteria:
March 3, 2016
Some might think engineers spend their time working on projects with only a calculator and a computer for company. Nothing could be further from the truth. Engineers know that collaboration drives creative thinking—which can result in some of the most exciting innovation and discovery.
February 22, 2016
An engineering student and professor help the blind and visually impaired in the Joseph Kohn Training Center in New Brunswick to navigate their surroundings Monday, February 22, 2016 By Todd B. Bates Using a high-tech 3-D printer, a Rutgers undergraduate and his professor created sophisticated braille maps to help blind and visually impaired people navigate a local training center.
February 11, 2016
“At Rutgers, I gained the discipline I needed to accomplish things.” – Jackelynne Silva-Martinez
January 16, 2016
Richard Frenkiel and Martin Yarmush, professors in the Rutgers School of Engineering, have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The academy announced its 2015 fellows December 15. They include 168 inventors who collectively hold more than 5,300 U.S. patents. This year’s class brings to 583 the number of NAI fellows, including 310 members of the National Academies, 32 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation and 27 Nobel Laureates.
December 18, 2015
It’s not often a university-led research effort captures the Internet Zeitgeist, but with nearly 10 million views over the course of a week Professor Javier Diez’s “Naviator” seems to have tapped into the public’s interest in a big way.
December 18, 2015
“At the end of the day, you want students to say they had a great experience at Rutgers.” The turbulent sixties might have initially contributed to Fred Bernath’s pursuit of advanced degrees in chemical engineering, but he put his training to excellent use as a School of Engineering faculty member and academic dean, impacting the lives of thousands students over the course of his long and distinguished career at Rutgers.
December 6, 2015