April 2011

April 11, 2011
The next time you’re riding in a plane, train or automobile, the next time you’re popping in a piece of toast, microwaving a pizza or brewing coffee, the next time you fire up a laptop, gas grill or lawnmower, thank a mechanical engineer. We rely on the problem-solving skills mechanical engineers in almost every facet of our modern daily lives.
April 7, 2011
On April 22, 2011 - May 1, 2011 The Rutgers Formula Race Team (RFR) will make its inaugural debut at the New York Auto Show and will unveil its 2011 race car. This will be a first for this student organization. 
April 7, 2011
The Engineers Without Borders USA Rutgers University Student Chapter has been named the 2011 recipient of the EWB-USA Premier Chapter Award. The award was presented on Saturday, March 26, during an awards gala and reception held in conjunction with the Eighth Annual EWB-USA International Conference, which took place in Louisville, Ky.
April 5, 2011
High Performance Computing The advent of high performance commodity processors, plus the emergence of a robust open Unix system (Linux), has made possible the development of inexpensive local clusters of multiple-processor systems for medium-scale computations. Our cluster, MPhase, is designed to serve computational needs of students and faculty at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University.

March 2011

March 16, 2011
Springy nanostructured metals hold promise of making engines, medical equipment, security systems more efficient and effective. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers researchers have identified a class of high-strength metal alloys that show potential to make springs, sensors and switches smaller and more responsive. 
March 16, 2011
Rutgers Engineering has scheduled a series of events around the country to connect with Rutgers alumni and friends in new and meaningful ways. Attend and meet Dr. Tom Farris, Dean of Engineering and learn of the new and exciting happenings taking place at the School of Engineering as well as Rutgers. These events are a great opportunity to meet fellow alumni and industry partners in your local area.
March 9, 2011
Dr. Narayan Mandayam, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Director of WINLAB, has been selected to receive the Peter D. Cherasia Faculty Scholar Award.
March 4, 2011
On April 15th, more than 100 alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered at the Zimmerli Art Museum to honor the School of Engineering 2011 Medal of Excellence recipients. After the Dean’s opening remarks, the recipients were welcomed to the stage to receive their awards and share their thoughts and comments with guests.
March 4, 2011
Dr. Randal D. Pinkett, ENG ’95, along with fellow Engineering alumni - Robert Alan Glassman, ENG ’64, Dr. Gary Neuwerth, GS-NB ’74, Dr. Nozer Singpurwalla, GS-NB ’64, and Dr. Cecilia Paredes, GS-NB ’00 – will be honored at the 2011 School of Engineering Awards Dinner to be held on Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick.
March 4, 2011
It is my pleasure to report that Prof. HC. Gea of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has accepted the position Director, Packaging Engineering Program. HC joined Rutgers in 1993 after education at the National Taiwan University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Michigan. He currently serves as Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.