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August 2016

August 22, 2016
'There is No Gap Between Us and the Professors' How is the classroom environment different in China compared with the United States? Watch our video to see what students from South China University of Technology have to say after studying robotics and engineering at Rutgers this summer. Produced by Cameron Bowman for Rutgers Today
August 15, 2016
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18 million to nine teams of engineering-led, interdisciplinary researchers to break the conventional ways in which light and acoustic waves propagate. Funded through NSF's Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program, the teams -- comprising 37 researchers at 17 institutions -- will pursue transformative research in the area of new light and acoustic wave propagation, known as NewLAW, over the next four years.
August 8, 2016
“What I learned at Rutgers contributed to my success so far and will continue to contribute to my success in the future.” –Thomas Sessa
August 1, 2016
The School of Engineering’s Stavroula Sofou, associate professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and biomedical engineering, and Liping Liu, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and mathematics, were recently recognized for their contributions as professors and researchers, receiving distinction as Rutgers University Chancellor’s Scholars.

June 2016

June 29, 2016
Rutgers engineers, in a breakthrough, create a soft motor that could power versatile soft robots A small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels rolls over rough terrain and runs under water. Future versions of the versatile vehicle might be suitable for search and rescue missions after disasters, deep space and planet exploration, and manipulating objects during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to its creators at Rutgers University.
June 27, 2016
Imagine a material lighter than steel, longer-lasting than lumber and strong enough to support 120-ton locomotives. Now imagine that material is made from milk containers, coffee cups and other plastics that we recycle.
June 27, 2016
Three Rutgers students with ambitions of building a company around a new device for harvesting wind power won the top prize of $50,000 last April in a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored business pitch competition.

May 2016

May 31, 2016
Rutgers engineering students program an app to measure predictors of accidental falls Though senior citizens are generally less fascinated than younger generations with the bells and whistles of mobile devices, they could soon find themselves relying on a new smartphone app built by Rutgers students to help them avoid falling.
May 17, 2016
Shishir Chundawat, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering in the School of Engineering, has won a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. He is the third Rutgers faculty member to win this prestigious honor, instituted in 2008. It provides a $5,000 grant from ORAU, which the university will match.
May 16, 2016
Among the two technologies singled out by President Barack Obama during his 2016 Rutgers commencement address as among those achievements that have lifted the university “to heights its founders could not have imagined,” were those involving the talent and creativity of School of Engineering students. “This is a place where you 3D-print prosthetic hands for children, and devise rooftop wind arrays that can power entire office buildings with clean, renewable energy,” the president said. 

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