DECEMBER 2016






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THE NIGHT SKY ILLUMINATED

On November 10, 2016, the Empire State Building in New York City was illuminated in scarlet to mark Rutgers University’s 250th birthday.
Other events that day included A Day of Revolutionary Thinking, featuring esteemed alumni from dozens of fields sharing exciting ideas and discoveries. Among the day’s 250 Fellows were five Rutgers engineering alumni.

Rutgers 250 Fellows

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Pictured left to right: Michelle Dickinson, Ph.D. (MSE), Raymond Iezzi, Jr., M.D. (BME), Thomas A. Kennedy, Ph.D. (ECE), Edgar Sandoval (ISE), and Gene Saragnese (MAE).

Learn more about our 250 Fellows here>>

Designing the Future Internet

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With billions of smartphones, gadgets, sensors, and other smart objects connected to the internet, stalled downloads, dropped connections, and breaches in security are all too familiar. But, thanks to a team of experts from Rutgers Engineering, among others, and more than $6 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the MobilityFirst project is on course to creating a more flexible and secure internet. "The internet...works very well, but it has some limitations," said Dipankar "Ray" Raychaudhuri, ECE distinguished professor, director of WINLAB, and this project's principal investigator. "How to re-architect the internet is an ambitious goal." Read more here>>

Doubling U.S. Energy Productivity

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Rutgers Engineering is partnering with companies, other universities, industrial research organizations, and national laboratories on a $140 million project to develop breakthrough technologies to boost domestic energy productivity and energy efficiency by 20 percent in five years. Members of the RAPID Institute (Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment) will focus on new technologies that maximize processes at the molecular level to save energy with every chemical reaction. Read more here>>

New Energy Systems Master's Degree

Rutgers Engineering's new master's degree in energy systems offers a multi-disciplinary approach to innovate and drive the Energy.jpgworld's clean energy future. Designed to integrate technology and science with business, IT, public policy, and regulatory study, this collaborative program is resources through six engineering departments, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and the Rutgers School of Business. This unique training opportunity allows students to explore the many facets of a dynamic and expanding field by combining diversified coursework with hands-on learning. Read more here>> 

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There is a lot to consider when designing a canoe - especially when the primary materials are cardboard and duct tape! Think you have the trick to ensure your vessel has the buoyancy to make it to the finish line? Sign up your team - alumni or students - for the sixth annual Cardboard Canoe Race, scheduled during Rutgers Engineers Week 2017. Read more here>>

CEE, ISE Debut Department Videos


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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video can speak volumes. Earlier this year, the School of Engineering began producing the first of a series of short videos for prospective students, industry partners, and alumni to find out more about Rutgers Engineering's programs.

Please click here to view the CEE video, and here for the ISE video. 

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Stephen Bray ENG'98, '03 (ISE)


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"Keep your eyes open for a strong mentor who can help you along the way."

Steve Bray is a founding partner and the president and chief operating officer of KMB Design Group, a full-service engineering firm headquartered in New Jersey. He and his wife Kerry recently established a scholarship for students from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Read the Q&A here>>






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