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July 2021

July 23, 2021
“The best management is early intervention.” – Nenad Gucunski On the night of June 24, 2021, Champlain Towers South, a 40-year-old 12-story beachfront condominium building in Surfside, Florida partially collapsed. On Sunday, July 4, the rest of the building was demolished. A month later, 97 bodies have been recovered from the 22 million pounds of debris that have been cleared from the site. Once the recovery efforts end, the forensic investigation into the cause of the tragic collapse will begin in earnest.
July 19, 2021
Chung-Tse (Michael) Wu, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a prestigious Director’s Fellowship Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He was a recipient of a DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) in 2019. The highly competitive DARPA Director’s Fellowship Award provides an additional year of funding and support to a select group of DARPA Young Faculty Award recipients who have demonstrated exceptional technical achievement and leadership at the end of their initial two-year base award period.
July 2, 2021
From the fictional Predator spacecraft to the mysterious boomerang objects seen by pilots, mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Haym Benaroya considers the flight potential of six aircraft in advance of the Pentagon's UFO report for the website Inverse. Read here>>  
July 1, 2021
SoE Honors Student Invited to U.S. Rowing National Team Selection Camp World-class rower and rowing coach Jim Dietz famously said, “Rowing is a sport for dreamers. As long as you put in the work, you can own the dream.”

June 2021

June 21, 2021
Courtney Semkewyc, a  biomedical engineering (BME) PhD student, admits that her path to finding her passion in baseball biomechanics was, in a word, “weird.”  But, she quickly adds, “what’s great about BME is there’s so much you can do with it. You need to find what you are passionate about and what fits you best.” 
June 16, 2021
Class of 2021 graduate Emily D. Fabiano and Ayushi K. Sangoi who is pursuing a doctoral degree are among the 28 engineering students awarded prestigious graduate fellowships from the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi.
June 15, 2021
Rutgers University School of Engineering alumna Rina Parikh has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the school’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB). “I am confident both the Industry Advisory Board – and the school – will benefit from the unique industry knowledge and perspectives that Rina Parikh will contribute to the critical strategic planning and program development needed to meet school challenges and goals,” says School of Engineering dean Thomas Farris.
June 14, 2021
A Conversation with the Incoming and Outgoing EGC Presidents: Aarushi Govil, ENG‘22 and Ethan Zang, ENG‘21
June 1, 2021
Rutgers University’s annual Chancellor’s and Provost’s Awards for Faculty Excellence honor faculty whose outstanding work has been recognized by their peers.

May 2021

May 20, 2021
On March 9, the Rutgers University Board of Governors and Board of Trustees announced it would divest the university endowment’s fossil fuel investments. The decision was based on the recommendation of a faculty, student, and staff ad hoc committee formed to consider a fossil fuel divestment request from the student-led Endowment Justice Collective.

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