• Alumni Tailgate and Football Game

Alumni Events

Events for School of Engineering alumni—both near and far—are a great way to stay connected. 



Medal of Excellence Awards

Resize logo_edited-1_1.jpgThe annual Medal of Excellence Award Dinner highlights the accomplishments of School of Engineering graduates in numerous disciplines in industry and research. This years honorees include Rutgers Engineering alumni: Thomas A. Kennedy, Ph.D., Joel Reiss, Vita M. Lanoce, and Melissa Conner. The awards dinner will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at The Palace at Somerset Park. Proceeds from the event benefit the Rutgers School of Engineering Scholarship Fund. Read more and to REGISTER.


Alumni Football Tailgate and Games


Homecoming is all about fun, football, and friendship.

Join Rutgers Engineering alumni, faculty, students, and friends for our annual tailgate in Athlete's Glen before the Scarlet Knights face Indiana.

Meet the School of Engineering's new Interim Dean Alberto Cuitiño!

Homecoming Weekend (October 20-22) – Register Today!

Rutgers University Alumni Association has put together three days of activities surrounding homecoming. Register for all events here:

  • Open House/Tours of the Geology Museum, Kirkpatrick Chapel, Van Nest Hall, Zimmerli Art Museum, Hillel, Marine and Coastal Sciences Program, and more
  • Campus Bus Tours
  • Select Class-specific special events
  • Walking Tours


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A Virtual Gathering and Networking Event 

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Hosted by Rutgers School of Engineering Dean Tom Farris 
Special Guest Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway



Rutgers Engineering Virtual Spotlight Speaker Series

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Toacca Rutherford ENG'94, Managing Director, Chase Consumer & Community Banking - JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Kevin J. Edwards ENG'88, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer - Bechtel Corporation
Janeen Uzzell Chief Executive Officer, National Society of Black Engineers

Rutgers School of Engineering, in collaboration with Rutgers Engineering Alumni, proudly presents the Engineering Speaker Series in-person event, Diversity in Action.

Studies have shown that organizations with diverse teams and an inclusive culture yield greater output and better products. Today's employees know the value of a workplace that represents a wide range of voices, with more and more companies embracing a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). When employees feel included in their work environment, they are more committed to the work they do, the colleagues they work with, and the company they belong to.

While we know that DE&I is good for people and business– do we understand how to put diversity into action?

Location: Weeks Hall of Engineering, Room 102
Date: Monday September 12, 2022
Time: 3:30pm with Reception to follow at 5:00pm



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Francisco Diaz-Masso ENG’90, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bermudez, Longo, Diaz-Masso LLC
Jie Gong, PhD, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers School of Engineering


As a society, our ability to successfully overcome natural disasters like floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and pandemics would not be possible without engineers. With highly specialized expertise in creating, designing, and managing construction of disaster recovery projects, engineers have always been and remain on the front lines of disaster relief. Join us for a conversation with esteemed alumnus Francisco Diaz-Masso, who was at the forefront of the rebuild in the Caribbean post-Hurricane Maria. Rutgers Engineering Professor Jie Gong will discuss his groundbreaking work in helping New Jersey recover from disasters. Through a local and global lens, our speakers will shed light on engineers' impact on disaster mitigation. This student-moderated virtual panel discussion will welcome audience questions.

Wednesday November 17, 2021 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm (EST)


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Emeka Oguh, ENG'05 - Founder & CEO PeopleJoy
Randal D. Pinkett, PhD ENG'94 - Founder, President and Managing Partner, BCT Partners
Jeffrey Robinson, PhD ENG'95 - Associate Professor and Academic Director, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Rutgers Business School


Join us for an enlightening discussion with some of the School of Engineering's most esteemed alumni who have broken through as successful entrepreneurs. Learn about decisions they made, the opportunities they had, the challenges they faced, and the applicability that engineering has to business and society. Panelists will share exclusive insights with you. Student moderators will share your questions with our panelists during this virtual event.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm (EST)



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Kevin J. Edwards, ENG'88 - Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Bectel Corporation
Lawrence M. Hibbert, ENG'95 - Co-Founder, President and Managing Partner, BCT Partners
Kimberly Cook-Chennault, Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering


A student-moderated discussion centering on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in engineering as it relates to education, the workforce, and innovation.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm (EST)



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Ramez Tannous Shehadi
ENG'95 (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
Managing Director, Facebook
(Middle East & North Africa Division)
"What COVID Has Done for the Digital World"
April 15, 2021
Watch the video HERE






Rami Elghandour
ENG'01 (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 
"Why Diversity Makes Us Better"

Spotlight Speaker for Admitted Women in Engineering Day

March 5, 2021

Due to technical difficulties encountered during the live event, we direct you to listen to Mr. Elghandour’s Ted talk in its entirety here, and through the school’s YouTube channel, for the Q&A portion.



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Dragos Maciuca, PhD 
ENG'92 (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
Executive Technical Director
Ford Motor Company's Research and Innovation Center
"The Intersection of Silicon Valley and the Automotive Industry" 
Moderated by Madeline Bowne ENG'20
February 24, 2021

Watch the video HERE



Bidushi Bhattacharya, PhD 
ENG'88 (Mechanical Engineering)
Founder and CEO 
"Astropreneurship, the Post-COVID Planet and YOU" 
February 8, 2021
Watch the video HERE


Onur Bilgen, PhD 
Rutgers School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
"Drones that are Quiet and Fly Like Birds: Using Smart Materials to Create a New Generation of Air Vehicles" 


October 29, 2020
Watch the video here.


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Nicole Fahrenfeld, PhD 
Rutgers School of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
"Tracking Public Health Through Wastewater Engineering" 
September 24, 2020

Watch the video here.



Aaron Mazzeo, PhD
Rutgers School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Paper Robots? How paper-based devices ae capable of killing microbes, sensing touch, and robotic manipulation and locomotion 
August 19, 2020
Watch the video here.

Rutgers Engineers in Action - A Conversation with...

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Nicholas Paraskevopoulos, PhD 
Sector Vice President
Emerging Capabilities Development
Chief Technology Officer
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
August 12, 2020
Watch the video here.

Alumni Spotlight 

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Soham Thacker ENG'08
Co-Founder Gamerji and Fantasyji
"How to Graduate During a Crisis and Pivot for Success"
June 30, 2020
Watch the video HERE

Biomedical Engineering Webinar and Keynote Presenter

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Vita Lanoce, MS'85
Chief Executive Officer
Linical Americas
June 4, 2020
Pivoting in a Crisis: The Race to Develop Vaccines
Watch the video here

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On October 9, 2021, in person Scarlet Knights football is back as Rutgers takes on Big Ten rival Michigan State. Join fellow Engineering alumni and the larger Rutgers community at the Athletes Glen for the Alumni Associations Homecoming Tailgate 2021. The tailgate marks the culmination of three days of live and virtual activities.

On October 19, 2019 the School of Engineering alumni returned to the banks to enjoy a barbecue before the homecoming football game. See photos>>

On October 20, 2018 before cheering on their Scarlet Knights, engineering alumni gathered to share good food and drink, and great memories. See photos>>

On October 21, 2017 engineering alumni gathered for the homecoming football tailgate. See photos>>

On September 24, 2016 the School of Engineering alumni enjoyed a barbecue and football game. See photos>>