Historically, young people were taught a trade by serving as apprentices or learning the ropes from a relative in a family business. While modern education emphasizes learning through books, classroom and lab experience, academia has increasingly embraced the value of hands-on involvement and commonly provides students opportunities for fieldwork or internships. Agricultural entrepreneurship offers its […]
Archives for August 2014
William Meyer, professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology and director of the Rutgers Turfgrass Breeding Project, was awarded the 2014 National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Impact Award at the association’s annual meeting held in Minneapolis, MN, on August 8. According to the NAPB, its Impact Award “recognizes an individual active in […]
The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) at Rutgers has joined forces with ChopChop Kids, an innovative children’s media organization, to educate young people about health and nutrition in a new partnership that will build on the strengths of both organizations. The partnership encompasses quarterly custom editions of ChopChop Magazine, a health […]
So if the world is warming, that means winters should be less snowy, right? Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. OK, it’s a lot more complicated…”It does make sense that when the overall climate is warming that your baseline snowfalls are going to decrease,” but you can still “pop a big snowstorm,” said David Robinson, the New Jersey state climatologist and the director of the Global Snow Lab at Rutgers University.
Big snowstorms won’t be a distant memory, even with global warming, says a new study out Wednesday. The study finds that extreme snow events will still occur, even in a future with significant man-made climate change…”We often hear people claim that a big snowstorm is evidence that the climate is not warming, but these results make it clear that such storms do not provide much evidence about a changing climate,” says Anthony Broccoli, professor of environmental sciences at Rutgers University.
Rutgers welcomes the first three STRIDE scholars from the Philippines for the Fall 2014 semester. These three students, Micaela Cristina Perlada, Arlan James Rodeo and Peter Immanuel Tenido are part of the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program here at Rutgers. The university is a partner in a five-year, $32 million project though a U.S. Agency […]
Q: What is the SEBS/NJAES Newsroom? A: The Newsroom is a website launched by the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station that serves as a gateway for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the various communities we serve to connect to our research, our faculty, staff, and student […]
On May 18, scientists and engineers from the Rutgers Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RU COOL) lab recovered RU 29 off the coast of Ubatuba, Brazil. The Slocum Electric Glider, which is part of Rutgers’ fleet of oceanographic research instruments, spent 189 days at sea traveling from Ascension Island, an isolated volcanic island located in […]
The 2014 recipients of the Jerome Goldstein Scholarship Fund For EcoEntrepreneuring presented their research findings at the Rutgers University EcoComplex in Bordentown, New Jersey on August 25, 2014. Each student recipient served as an intern at the E…
When Joe Charette (Cook ’77) came back to Rutgers in 1989 as an associate director with Rutgers Dining Services, one of his responsibilities was the charming white house at 199 College Avenue – the Rutgers Club, a gem of a gathering place for more than 50 years. Now executive director of Dining Services since 2011, […]