April 2021

April 20, 2021
“We live in a hyper-connected world and the impact and influence of any aspect of life to any other aspect of life is more present than ever before.” –Ramez Shehadi

March 2021

March 17, 2021
SoE Alumnus Funds Matching Gift Challenge In a year that’s been anything but typical in the business of educating engineering students, the School of Engineering had many bright spots to see it through. Academics continued apace with great flexibility and technologic creativity; research programs—stalled for a brief time—saw real results; deans, advisors, and staff worked to keep all the balls in the air; and progress continued on vitally important building projects.
March 15, 2021
School of Engineering alumna Madeline Bowne and graduating senior Raymond Martin are among the 30 college and graduate students selected from a record 280 applications for the 2021 class of the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program. The program honors the memory of an engineer, entrepreneur, and associate director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation whose love of space exploration inspired all who knew him.  
March 12, 2021
SoE professors have received funding to develop a sensor that detects the presence of COVID-19 in a patient’s breath Edward DeMauro is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace (MAE) engineering who runs the Emil Buehler Supersonic Wind Tunnel  and the father of three young children. As in-person preschool loomed on the horizon for his four-year-old, he thought there must be a better way to test for and conduct contact tracing for COVID-19 than by scaring a child by sticking a swab up her nose.
March 11, 2021
Rutgers engineers can turn “dumb” headphones into smart ones by turning them into sensors How do you turn “dumb” headphones into smart ones? Rutgers engineers have invented a cheap and easy way by transforming headphones into sensors that can be plugged into smartphones, identify their users, monitor their heart rates and perform other services.
March 9, 2021
Alumnus Sparks Spirited Conversation on “The Intersection of Silicon Valley and the Automotive Industry” On February 24, the School of Engineering presented the “Dean’s Distinguished Lecture: A Conversation with Alumnus Dragos Maciuca,” as one of the many school events celebrating National Engineers Week 2021. 
March 4, 2021
Michele O’Connor, who earned her SoE degree in civil engineering in 1987, has begun a two-year term as the first woman chair of the Rutgers School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board (IAB). “I was excited to join the board in 2017,” says O’Connor. “I had prior professional organization board experience, but this board, while industry-related, is bigger and farther reaching. Being asked to chair the IAB is a real honor.”
March 1, 2021
Rutgers research shows stormwater could be important source of plastic pollution Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River.

February 2021

February 24, 2021
Bad Blood is Spring 2021 program selection This spring, for the first time, alumni are invited to read along with the Rutgers Engineers Assessing Literature, or REAL program, a foundational Honors Academy program that reads and discusses a fiction or non-fiction book every semester.
February 22, 2021
“The industrial and systems engineering department culture with its small classes and outstanding curriculum is amazing. It’s one thing I can never pay back, although I’ve been trying to do so ever since I graduated.” – Stanley Makadok