October 2020

October 13, 2020
This year, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the five-week program had to quickly shift from an in-person to a virtual format. Drawing on lessons learned when the campus closed in the spring, Michael Brown, the assistant dean for access programs and director of the SoE EOF/EOP program, was able to oversee a seamless transition for the Summer Institute’s 100 incoming first-year students.
October 7, 2020
Engineers invent way to spray extremely thin wires on 3D objects Engineers have invented a way to spray extremely thin wires made of a plant-based material that could be used in N95 mask filters, devices that harvest energy for electricity, and potentially the creation of human organs.
October 6, 2020
Ten years ago, Rutgers football star Eric LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) during a game at MetLife Stadium. Despite a poor prognosis, in the years since he has exceeded expectations for his recovery and rehabilitation – and has become a noted motivational speaker, entrepreneur, sports analyst, philanthropist, and author. He has also been a source of inspiration for Rutgers’ Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) faculty and students who are exploring innovative ways to treat and repair SCIs.

September 2020

September 29, 2020
“What we need are robotic devices to work for people and help make their lives better.”  –Kristin Dana, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
September 29, 2020
A $3 million National Science Foundation grant will help Rutgers train graduate students to develop robots for the future that integrate technology, computer science and machine learning with social and behavioral sciences like psychology, cognitive science and urban policy planning.
September 25, 2020
Rutgers study is the first to model impact of 5G radiation “leakage” on forecasting Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a controversial issue that has created anxiety among meteorologists.
September 22, 2020
Garden State has recovered nearly half of lost jobs, but future gains will be more difficult, Rutgers report says
September 15, 2020
On behalf of the School of Engineering, Dean Tom Farris recently announced the 2020 faculty award honorees, following a nomination and selection process that included the School’s faculty and alumni. In recognition of their contributions to the School of Engineering through their achievements in scholarship, teaching, and service Susan L. Albin, professor of industrial and systems engineering, has been named Faculty of the Year and Joseph W.
September 8, 2020
Professor’s new technique can help scientists track viral mutations Since so many viruses mutate at rapid speeds, a fuller understanding of viral evolution in single cells could help accelerate the development of successful vaccines and treatments. Laura Fabris, a materials science and engineering associate professor in the Rutgers School of Engineering, has developed a new technique that identifies and measures viral RNA in individual living cells – and also detects the small changes in RNA sequences that might give viruses a winning edge.
September 2, 2020
The future is bright for recent graduates of Rutgers University’s School of Engineering. Newly released results of a 2019 Post-Graduation Survey reveal that 83% of SoE undergraduate and graduate students reported positive post-graduation outcomes within six months of graduation. Of these alumni, 70% had landed jobs, while 12% had elected to further their educations. Military service and volunteerism attracted fewer than 1% of the members of the Class of 2019.  For 68% of the survey respondents, their post-graduation status reflects their preferred choice.