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February 2018

Student Team Captures 2nd Place Award for $50K
Each year, Massachusetts General Hospital presents the Ambulatory Practice of the Future competition, a unique opportunity to recognize student innovations in primary-care technology. In 2017, the biomedical engineering team, comprised of undergraduates Charles Rabolli, Neel Nirgudkar, Sarah Salter, and Sudeepti Vedula, advised by assistant professor Adam Gormley, were named second place prize winners for their rapid point-of-care diagnostic to discriminate viral from bacterial infections. The goal of the project, according to Rabolli, is to address the problem of over-prescribed antibiotics around the world. Read more here>>

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SoE Distinguished Professor Named Inaugural Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
Congratulations to Dr. Prabhas Moghe, the newly appointed vice chancellor for research and innovation for Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Prabhas will report directly to Chancellor Deba Dutta, a fellow engineer, and work closely with the provost, academic deans, center directors, government agencies, and private sector representatives to enhance the visibility of Rutgers' research and innovation profile. Read more here>>

eweek2018_webpage-header.png National Engineers Week, Rutgers Style
Rube Goldberg competitions. Cardboard canoe races. Conversations with accomplished alum. Interns Presents...Rutgers celebrates all things engineering during National Engineers Week, February 18-24, 2018. Read more here>>


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Faster, More Accurate Cancer Detection Using Nanoparticles
Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. "We've always had this dream that we can track the progression of cancer in real time, and that's what we've done here," said Prabhas Moghe, a corresponding author of the study and distinguished professor of biomedical engineering and chemical and biochemical engineering. Read more here>>



bitcoin cropped.jpg Bitcoin Risks: What to Know About the Volatile Digital Currency
If you own Bitcoin, watch out! According to Janne Lindqvist, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, security and privacy issues surrounding this digital currency introduced in 2009, not to mention the possibility of a Bitcoin market crash, should give you pause for concern. Read more here>>



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The Department of Biomedical Engineering opened new labs and launched a certificate program for the design of medical devices as it positions itself as a statewide leader for research, development, education, and training in the field. "We want to take advantage of our location, our alumni, and other programs at Rutgers in cementing our position as the hub of biomedical engineering in New Jersey," said David Shreiber, department chair. Read more here>>



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SoE Donates Over 2,000 Pounds of Food to Rutgers Food Pantry
In a joint effort between students and faculty, Rutgers Engineering collected 2,181 pounds of food to donate to the Rutgers Student Food Pantry, which strives to alleviate hunger among students in need. The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering came in first place with donations totaling 1,295 pounds. Read more here>>


newsletter-blocks_NEWS.png Rutgers Engineering: In The News
  • 3D-printed gels - a new printing process clears the way for smart hydrogels. Read more here>>
  • Knights of the Sky: Rutgers unveils new focus on drones Read more here>>
  • Rutgers Engineering professor explains how plague of potholes slams motorists. Read more here>>



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Rutgers Engineering: Alumni Q&A
Emmanuel Yamoah (BS'98, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering)
"At Rutgers I was able to design what I felt my future could be."

As R&D leader at Duracell for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, Yamoah leads a team that is dedicated to driving the company's product innovation strategy for disposable and renewable power. He recently joined the SoE Industry Advisory Board. Read more here>>




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Rutgers' Engineers without Borders Camden Project is working to counteract Camden, New Jersey's food desert by partnering with local farmers to grow fresh produce on abandoned city lots. Read more here>>



newsletter-blocks_ALUMNI.png Rutgers Engineering: Alumni Events
  • National Engineers Week, February 18-24, 2018. Click here for more information.
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Alumni Networking Event, March 1, 2018. Click here for more information.
  • Materials Science and Engineering 24th Malcolm G. McLaren Symposium and Banquet, April 13, 2018.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Networking Event, April 25, 2018. Click here for more information.
  • Rutgers Day/Alumni Weekend, April 28, 2018.


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Weeks Hall of Engineering—Opening 2018!
Construction is moving rapidly to completion of the School of Engineering's new interdisciplinary facility. Learn more about Weeks Hall and opportunities to make an enduring impact on engineering education at Rutgers. Watch construction progress live here.




2018-rgd-logo-color.jpg Save the Date: Rutgers Giving Day
The School of Engineering's future is shaped gift by gift. On March 21, 2018, we invite you - our alumni, industry partners, and friends - to make a special investment in life-changing scholarships, pioneering research, and innovative student programs. Read more here>>


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