During the summer of 2016, two Rutgers students from the campus group Bridges to Prosperity traveled to Bolivia with students from the University of Colorado to help design and build a footbridge for the community of Churo Alto, where children had to traverse a gorge en route to school. They often slipped down the sides of the gorge or were unable to cross during the rainy season when the gorge flooded.
January 11, 2017
Department of Biomedical Engineering assistant professor Ronke Olabisi was among eight “STEM luminaries” featured in the December 2016 issue of Vanity Fair. “Saluting a New Guard of STEM Stars” was co-sponsored by IBM to celebrate the film Hidden Figures, which tells the story of the contributions African-American women made to the space race of the 1950s and 1960s, by highlighting today’s accomplished women scientists and engineers who are “working for expanded inclusion for the next generation.”
December 22, 2016
Rutgers’ Narayan Mandayam leads forward-thinking research on how to improve the quality of life in cities and protect our planet When Superstorm Sandy lashed New Jersey in 2012, Narayan B. Mandayam lost power in his East Brunswick home for five days. The power outage also affected cellular service in his area when backup generators that powered the cell towers went down.
December 15, 2016
Rutgers Engineering is partnering with companies, other universities, industrial research organizations, and national laboratories on a $140 million project to develop breakthrough technologies to boost domestic energy productivity and energy efficiency by 20 percent in five years. Members of the RAPID Institute (Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment) will focus on new technologies that maximize processes at the molecular level to save energy with every chemical reaction.
December 14, 2016
“At Rutgers, I learned to be a leader. I learned problem-solving skills—I learned to gather facts well and talk to different people to find answers.” --Stephen Bray
November 15, 2016
“I’m very passionate about the School of Engineering.” –Brian Reilly ENG'80, Civil and Environmental Engineering
November 3, 2016
Rutgers professor Ashutosh Goel invents way to contain radioactive iodine How do you handle nuclear waste that will be radioactive for millions of years, keeping it from harming people and the environment? It isn’t easy, but Rutgers researcher Ashutosh Goel has discovered ways to immobilize such waste – the offshoot of decades of nuclear weapons production – in glass and ceramics.
November 3, 2016
More than 150 School of Engineering alumni, faculty, and friends attended the annual football tailgate on Saturday, September 24, 2016, before cheering on the Scarlet Knights as they faced the University of Iowa Hawkeyes at High Point Solutions Stadium. The energy generated from guests under our tent in Athletes' Glen helped clear the skies just in time for kick-off!
October 25, 2016
School of Engineering dean Tom Farris recently honored faculty members Ali Maher and Assimina Pelegri for their achievements in scholarship, teaching, and service at the annual faculty awards ceremony and reception. Maher, director of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation and civil and environmental engineering professor, was named Faculty of the Year.
October 24, 2016
“You can’t teach passion, you can just help make it bloom.” Joel Reiss (Industrial and Systems Engineering)