November 2012

November 8, 2012
The Johnson & Johnson Panel has selected the four finalist student organizations in the BE VITAL CHALLENGE based upon three criteria: best apparent return on investment (40%), best out-of-the-box solution (40%), and greatest human impact (20%).    
November 5, 2012
Oluwatoyosi Ipaye, a first-year student in Rutgers School of Engineering, is the university’s first participant in a pioneering program designed to engage the next generation of women engineers and scientists, specifically women from nations with a Muslim-majority population. The U.S. State Department, the New York Academy of Sciences and 38 universities nationwide are partnering in the project, dubbed the NeXXt Scholars Initiative. It is designed to counter a shortage of women in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math.

October 2012

October 25, 2012
The School of Engineering has been named one of 20 Campus Watch sites for The Atlantic's Big Science Summit bringing together thought leaders and an engaged audience to address America’s investment in the sciences and the future of global innovation.  Students and faculty are invited to participate in the Summit from a remote location on the Busch campus and participate in the conversation via Twitter.   
October 24, 2012
In the world of engineering, there are few experiences as relevant or life-shaping as internships that take undergraduates outside of the classroom to work directly on real-world problems alongside industry mentors.   So with the goal of expanding such opportunities, the School of Engineering has launched a new scholarship program that encourages students to excel academically by compensating hard work and solid GPAs with enhanced access to both internships and industry mentors—in sectors ranging from energy to aerospace to financial services to health care.
October 23, 2012
We are pleased to report a series of exciting research developments that have yielded $56 million in research expenditures for the School of Engineering and the Computer Science Department. Rutgers’ longstanding expertise in ceramic engineering is being tapped by the military to develop body armor that better shields soldiers from modern-day battlefield threats – most notably from IEDs (improvised explosive devices).  The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is part of a Johns Hopkins University-led research consortium that the U. S.
October 22, 2012
Honor Acknowledges a Lifetime of Professional Achievement. Dr. Yogesh Jaluria, Board of Governors Professor in the Rutgers School of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will receive an Honorary Membership from ASME.    
October 22, 2012
When the Rutgers Concrete Canoe team earned a spot to compete in the finals of the 25th National Concrete Canoe Competition, the biggest challenge was not keeping their concrete vessel afloat during the race.  Finding the funds to transport the Jersey Devil--their 20-foot long, 210-pound canoe--and her crew to the competition nearly capsized the team before even putting a paddle in the water.  
October 15, 2012
Since 2009, the School of Engineering has hired 29 new faculty members, including seven faculty members who are joining the School for the 2012-2013 academic year.  These most recent hires are conducting research in a variety of dynamic fields including converting fossil fuels and biomass into fuels and chemicals; orthopedic tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for injury, disease, and space flight; the transport of suspended particles in complex systems; integrating emerging technologies with computing methods to improve the life-cycle management of infrastru
October 5, 2012
  Thailand Untapped: The Global Reach of Engineers Without Borders USA, a documentary featuring the experiences of three Rutgers Engineering students who travel to Thailand in 2010 with the hope of fixing a rural village’s failing water system, will be screened as part of the La Femme International Film Festival, October 11-14, 2012, in Hollywood.  
October 5, 2012
Rutgers University’s Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi, demostrated the momentum in movement to Woodbridge Middle School students with a rocket building lesson. In preparation for the New Jersey Future City Contest, Woodbridge Middle School teacher Richard Dosch and Tau Beta Pi NJ Chapter President Adam Pizzaia established a lesson which would allow the middle school students to work with college juniors and seniors on the science of rocketry.