November 2021

November 23, 2021
Each year, outstanding members of the Rutgers University community are selected by their peers to receive University-wide Faculty Awards. The eight awards honor exceptional contributions to teaching, research, or public service.   School of Engineering faculty Waheed Bajwa and Jonathan Singer were among the 2020-2021 awardees recently announced by Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway and Executive Vice President Prabhas Moghe.  
November 18, 2021
When the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida hit New Jersey with such intensity this summer, claiming the lives of 30 people and causing extensive damage, the degree of flooding took many by surprise. But floods have plagued many North Jersey communities for decades, and experts say that, due to more intense storms caused by climate change — combined with continued development, aging stormwater infrastructure and the forbiddingly high cost of flood mitigation projects —  the problem will only get worse. 
November 17, 2021
At the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey’s (ACECNJ) 50th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet in July, Department of Civil Engineering professor and chair Nenad Gucunski was recognized as the 2021 Educator of the Year.   The award honors educators in engineering who have both positively impacted the profession by inspiring the next generation of engineers and who also, as professors or administrators in New Jersey engineering schools, are leaders in the field.  
November 16, 2021
Rutgers researchers studying COVID-19 have created a new way to deliver DNA molecules into skin cells, using a suction technique similar to the ancient healing practice of cupping that increases blood circulation and promotes healing.   The study appears in the journal Science Advances.  
November 8, 2021
Study to generate metrics for early detection of a leading cause of blindness in adults Diabetic retinopathy caused by damage to the blood vessels in the retina is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults, with the National Eye Institute projecting that nearly 15 million adults in the United States will be suffering from this disease by 2050.
November 5, 2021
Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences celebrated the Classes of 2020 and 2021 in an extended weekend of pomp and circumstance that recognized their resilience and gave recent grads a chance to participate in beloved traditions missed during the pandemic.
November 5, 2021
Candiece White, assistant dean of undergraduate education/student services has recently received two prestigious honors from leading engineering societies. She is a 2020 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Golden Torch honoree receiving the Minority Engineering Program Director of the Year Award, as well as the recipient of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2021 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.
November 5, 2021
A five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Coastlines and People (CoPe) Program will advance Rutgers’ leadership role in improving the climate risk management that is so critical to the lasting well-being of coastal communities. Rutgers will lead a large-scale regional, multi-university Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub, or MACH that will help address regional and global vulnerability to the impact of climate change.

October 2021

October 26, 2021
“Engineering teaches you to solve problems and to define a vision, articulate a strategy, and put it into action to get the required results.” – Tom Kennedy
October 19, 2021
If you’re  Rutgers School of Engineering student Dylan Sadiq, you create colorful portraits of your favorite sports stars that have gained national attention. The senior and budding prosthetics engineer has learned that no problem is too big or too tough to solve – even turning 560 cubes into art in just three hours. He was recently interviewed about the cube he was commissioned to create of Las Vegas Raider Derek Carr.