July 2020

July 31, 2020
“You have to be the person who writes your future. It’s empowering when you make that click in your brain and say, ‘I can do that.’”–Vita Lanoce
July 27, 2020
Middle and high school students engage with STEM through remote TARGET summer program  The Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering and Technology, or TARGET, has long been a popular summer program for middle and high school students eager to learn about careers in engineering through a variety of workshops, hands-on activities, labs, and projects. 
July 27, 2020
The School of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) will welcome Valerie Tutwiler as a tenure-track assistant professor on September 1.  
July 20, 2020
SoE faculty build on lessons learned to deliver impactful remote instruction this fall The coming fall semester at Rutgers University will combine a majority of remotely delivered with a limited number of in-person, on-campus classes. Lengthy deliberations that weighed state, national, and Rutgers’ own health experts’ predictions of continued spikes in COVID-19 cases against the university’s priority of safeguarding the health and well-being of its community led to this recently announced decision.
July 16, 2020
Unusual nanoparticles could benefit the quest to build a quantum computer Imagine tiny crystals that “blink” like fireflies and can convert carbon dioxide, a key cause of climate change, into fuels.
July 15, 2020
Distinguished professor of materials science and engineering (MSE) Lisa Klein has always been a trailblazer.   In 1973, she was the only woman to earn a bachelor’s degree at MIT in metallurgy. In 1977, six years after the School of Engineering accepted its first women students, she became its first female faculty member. Four years later, she was the first woman granted tenure in the School. In 1998, she was promoted to distinguished professor.  
July 8, 2020
Rutgers study could lead to better disinfection methods and understanding of coronavirus and other risks Can antibiotic-resistant bacteria escape from sewers into waterways and cause a disease outbreak? A new Rutgers study, published in the journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, examined the microbe-laden “biofilms” that cling to sewer walls, and even built a simulated sewer to study the germs that survive within. 

June 2020

June 26, 2020
School of Engineering professors Kimberly Cook-Chenault, Laleh Najafizadeh, and Jonathan P. Singer were among the six faculty members from across Rutgers University who recently received coveted 2019-20 Provost’s Awards for Faculty Excellence. 
June 16, 2020
Abundant Opportunities to Achieve For Rutgers Honors College student Priti Kantesaria, who graduated in May with a degree in industrial and systems engineering (ISE), Rutgers offered a world of opportunities. “Rutgers gives you the chance to become the person you want to be – as long as you’re willing to pursue it – and there are countless opportunities to do that here,” she says.
June 11, 2020
Senior Spotlight Mohammad Nadeem, ENG ‘20   Choosing to attend Rutgers School of Engineering was an easy decision for Mohammed Nadeem, who graduated in May as a computer engineering major in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). “I knew the research opportunities were pretty good – that was the main attraction,” he says.