JUNE 2017

Celebrating the Class of 2017

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"Let nothing stand between you and what you can accomplish." Dean Tom Farris

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, an estimated crowd of 5,000 family and friends - along with an online viewing audience - celebrated as more than 850 engineering students were awarded undergraduate degrees in nine majors. More than 300 graduate students were awarded master's and doctoral degrees at a ceremony on Friday, May 12.  

See pictures from commencement and read more here>>

Student Graduates After 18-Year Hiatus

Twenty-nine years ago, Doreen Sparrow began her journey to become an Doreen Sparrow_450_0.jpgengineer at Rutgers. Her experience, however, turned out to be anything but typical. She left school three times - to get married and have children. To reach graduation some 18 years later was "a long road. There have been many ups and downs."  Read Doreen's story here>>

Rutgers Uses $2.7 Million Grant to Reduce Flooding and Restore Ecosystem in Linden

HannahReyes450.jpgWhen Superstorm Sandy assaulted New Jersey in 2012, ocean water invaded dozens of homes and the public works department in Linden's vulnerable Tremley Point section, causing an estimated $3 million in damages. Two years later, an ambitious project aimed at curbing flooding in the low-lying area began taking root, thanks to Rutgers Engineering professor Qizhong (George) Guo and a $2.7 million National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant. Read more here>>

Zapping Bacteria with Sanitizers Made of Paper

PaperSanitizers.jpgImagine wearing clothes with layers of paper that protect you from dangerous bacteria. A Rutgers-led team has invented an inexpensive, effective way to kill bacteria and sanitize surfaces with devices made of paper. "Paper is an ancient material, but it has unique attributes for new, high-tech applications," said Aaron Mazzeo, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. "We found that by applying high voltage to stacked sheets of metallized paper, we were able to generate plasma, which is a combination of heat, ultraviolet radiation, and ozone that kill microbes." 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>>


"Every professor I had (at Rutgers) trained me to do things the right way."Doblar2_cropped.jpg

Dennis Doblar earned degrees in everything from French (BA'72) and electrical engineering (BS'70), to biomedical engineering (MS'73, PhD'78), and medicine (MD'79). For 20 years, he served as a professor of anesthesiology and biomedical engineering at the University of Alabama, teaching anesthesia residents and nurse anesthetist students and serving as a thesis advisor for biomedical engineering graduate students. Today, he owns and operates a pain management clinic in Alabama. Read the Q&A here>>

EVENTS: September - October 2017

CBE Alumni Networking Event

September 7, 2017

Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award

September 28, 2017

Medal of Excellence Awards Dinner

October 5, 2017

School of Engineering Alumni Football Tailgate

October 21, 2017

Rutgers University Alumni Association, 19 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Rutgers University Foundation, 335 George Street, Fourth Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901