APRIL 2017






Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering Construction Progress

Weeks Hall.jpgConstruction on Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering is moving ahead, with a projected fall 2018 completion date. Thanks to our newly installed "construction cam," you may watch the physical evolution of this state-of-the-art facility literally from the ground up.   

The building is named for SoE alumnus Richard N. Weeks ENG'50, whose generous contributions have helped advance the School of Engineering. On May 6, Weeks_636229266842471909.jpghe will be inducted into the prestigious Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni which celebrates Rutgers graduates who "move our society forward in life-changing ways."

Find out more about the event here>>

View the construction cam here>>

Visit Weeks Hall website>>


USDOT Taps CAIT to Go "Beyond Traffic"

BT2045-cover-image.pngAs users of transportation systems, we are aware of the problems - traffic jams and delays - but typically give little thought to the untold intricacies that converge so we can get to work, take children to activities, or enjoy a cross country trip. In 2015, USDOT released Beyond Traffic 2045, a report reflecting the department's views on current and anticipated needs of the country's transportation network. USDOT has since solicited influential, forward-thinking institutions to serve as "Beyond Traffic Innovation Centers" to help produce practical solutions. With nearly 20 years as a University Transportation Center, CAIT is well-positioned to participate as one of the only 15 Innovation Centers. Read more here>>


Winning Senior Design Project Has Corporate Backing

unp-train_large.jpgTwo Rutgers teams presented senior design research projects at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering regional competition, winning first and second place, respectively, for: Managing Traffic Flow for the Union Pacific Railroad and Highly Mobile Intelligent Tennis Ball Connector. The first place team will participate in the national competition later in May. The Union Pacific Railroad invited students to investigate the problem of scheduling trains along bidirectional tracks, where conflicts among trains passing track segments are a recurrent problem. This large-scale, complex project involved a massive amount of data from historical train schedules. Read more here>>


Advanced Manufacturing is On the Move1703_rutgers_engineering-8300_ozel.jpg

With exciting innovations in tools, materials, and management systems, advanced manufacturing is impacting industries as diverse as aerospace and defense, energy, motor vehicles, and medicine. At the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rutgers, teaching and research in the areas of production and manufacturing prepare students to determine the most effective way to use people, machines, materials, information, and energy to develop a product. Read more here>>


Engineer Named Chancellor of Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Chancellor_hires.jpgRutgers University President Robert Barchi announced this month the appointment of Debasish "Deba" Dutta as the next chancellor of Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Dr. Dutta comes to Rutgers from Purdue University, where he served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity, with a faculty appointment as a professor of mechanical engineering. Read more here>>


#Rutgers4Science

Science (and Engineering) Matters at Rutgers

Science is at the core of what we do at Rutgers. Hear from Rutgers leaders, professors - including Ronke Olabisi, biomedical engineering - and students about why science matters and how it changes lives. Watch the video here>>


ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Len DeCandia

"You can't lead other people if you can't lead yourself."Len DeCandia_0816_crop_0.jpg

Len DeCandia had a rough first year on the Banks of the Old Raritan. "I was an immature young man. I'd skipped two grades and graduated high school before I could drive." Asked to leave [Rutgers], Len was told he could come back after completing a semester at NJIT. He came back and graduated from Rutgers with honors. "You can always have a second chance. I had to learn about myself more than anything else."  Read the Q&A here>>




EVENTS: April - May 2017

Rutgers Day

April 29, 2017

Symposium: Emerging Technologies in CEE

May 5, 2017

Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni

May 6, 2017

ISE Alumni Networking Event

May 11, 2017

CEE Alumni Networking Event

May 25, 2017







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