May 2016

May 10, 2016
Plants Move, Plants Matter - Join the Plant Movement!   The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) joined with the US Botanic Garden (USBG) to collaborate with the Botanical Society of America (BSA), Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Society of Economic Botany and Rutgers University in order to organize a 5-part, 600 square foot exhibit at the April 15-17, 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF). Over 365,000 people attended the festival! During USASEF the Plant Movement team piloted several new hands-on explorations.
May 9, 2016
Research of Ph.D. candidate Matthew Frenkel and Prof. Guo on "On-Chip Temperature Monitoring" was selected as the Cover Image in Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 54, Issue 12. In the associated article, Frenkel and Guo discussed the fabrication of a whispering gallery mode micro-sensor by utilizing polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) micro-shells coated onto an electrical current-carrying wire.
May 4, 2016
Professor Mitch Denda doctoral student David Talarico, along with Rutgers MBA students Ryan Annibali and Antoni Milewski, won the DoE-sponsored LaunchR pitch competition's grand prize of $50,000 in seed money for thier company based on a new wind power technology. Amongst the seven finalists were teams from Princeton, The University of Delaware, and NJIT. In addition to the seed money, they have been given a chance to compete on the national stage at the Department of Energy 's CleanTech Pitch Competition in Colorado this June.

April 2016

April 14, 2016
Creative Innovation Using only paper and electronics, first-year students at Rutgers created a lightsaber, xylophone and even a singing dog in a Byrne Seminar course. Watch and see what happens when you combine art and engineering

March 2016

March 23, 2016
Rutgers Formula Racing is excited to announce that we will be unveiling our 2016 car at the New York international Auto Show this year! To those who are unfamiliar with our organization, Rutgers Formula Racing (RFR) is a high-demanding, high outputting, illustrious academic organization that serves as a platform for engineering students to gain invaluable knowledge and skills reaching far beyond the realms of the classroom and curriculum.

February 2016

February 24, 2016
The Journal of Chemical Physics has selected the research performed by Prof. Shojaei-Zadeh and his graduate student Hossein Rezvantalab as the featured article and the cover page image in its January 2015 issue. The article "Molecular simulation of translational and rotational diffusion of Janus nanoparticles at liquid interfaces" is co-authored with Prof. Drazer and is published in volume 142, issue 1 of the journal. The Journal of Chemical Physics ranks number one in total citations by the ISI in the category of Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics.
February 22, 2016
An engineering student and professor help the blind and visually impaired in the Joseph Kohn Training Center in New Brunswick to navigate their surroundings Using a high-tech 3-D printer, a Rutgers undergraduate and his professor created sophisticated braille maps to help blind and visually impaired people navigate a local training center.  
February 12, 2016
Professor Haym Benaroya was invited by Dr. Isaac Cohen and Dr. Bob LaBarre of the United Technologies Research Center to present an overview of his research in Systems, Dynamics, Probabilistic Modeling, and Lunar Structural Concepts to a gathering of several divisions at the research center on 4 November 2015.
February 4, 2016
Congratulations to Professor Knight who has been selected to chair the Flight Physics Technical Committee at the European Conference for Aerospace Sciences.