It would have taken more than the day’s unrelenting drizzle to dampen the spirits of the more than 650 School of Engineering graduates who convened one last time as the Class of 2013 to celebrate their commencement with family, friends, and faculty on the Busch campus Sunday, May 19. The School of Engineering’s convocation ceremony followed the larger Rutgers University commencement, which was held in High Point Solutions Stadium earlier in the day.
With construction going on all over New Jersey following the devastation brought on by Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2012, this is truly a unique time for civil engineering students to “watch and learn.”
That’s why Kathy Elliott, senior associate and principal engineer for Birdsall Services Group (BSG), and CAIT research project manager Brian Tobin, put together a field trip for Rutgers’ Chi Epsilon civil engineering honor society to see exactly what’s involved in reconstructing the boardwalks that millions of shore-goers stroll along every summer.
Three topflight corporations came courting when Nancy Andia received her bachelor of science degree from theRutgers School of Engineering last December: Lockheed Martin, Verizon Wireless and Johnson & Johnson.
How does it feel to be named a School of Engineering Alumni-Industry Scholar? When this year’s cohort of Scholars was recently asked to describe their reactions upon receiving the news, their responses ranged from thankful and humbled, to overjoyed and ecstatic, to “really”???
The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) has announced that it will provide research funding to an interdisciplinary team that includes Rutgers University’s Narayan B. Mandayam, professor of electrical and computer engineering, to study how the collective contributions of many human brains lead to a universally accessible online—silicon-based “brain”—pool of knowledge.
With eyes covered by protective glasses, a room full of special guests from Corning and Rutgers watched as students conducted the first official "melt and pour" in the Corning Glass Science and Engineering Laboratory on Friday, April 11. The laboratory contains eight furnaces, some melting up to 1700 C, and was made possible by gifts, both financial and equipment, from Corning, Inc.
The Rutgers University American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Steel Bridge Team is advancing to the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) after winning second place in a regional qualifier for the national competition. Rutgers civil engineering students will compete against 45 universities from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in the national competition on May 31 and June 1 at the University of Washington in Seattle.
STEM for Education Scholarship Program (STEM-ESP) is the first collaboration between the Rutgers School of Engineering, Rutgers Graduate School of Education and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Funded by a five-year, $1.25 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, STEM-ESP will recruit, retain, and graduate a community of engineers and physicists dedicated to teaching math and science to high school students in high-needs K-12 School Districts.
It’s a truism that commercial flight is the safest form of travel. And thanks to Rutgers graduate Marisa Jenkins, traveling by plane soon will be even safer.
As flight deck surface operations principal investigator at the Boeing Company, Jenkins plays a lead role in introducing a new protocol that enhances runway safety.
Looking to take on more hands-on projects, electrical engineering students created Navi, a 90-kilogram, fully autonomous robot. IEEE recently profiled Rutgers Electrical Engineering and student chapter president Elie Rosen.
Read the IEEE story: Student Branch Spotlight: Rutgers University