SEBS Second Annual Induction Ceremony Welcomes Class of 2018

The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) held its second annual induction ceremony for incoming freshmen and transfer students for the 2014-2015 academic year on Labor Day, Sept. 1, at the Nicholas Music Center on the Douglass Campus. This new annual tradition welcomes SEBS students with a ceremony that introduces them to the rich history and traditions of the school as well as the many resources and activities available to them throughout the school year. Speakers included student representatives from clubs and the SEBS Governing Council, as well as members of the faculty and administration of the school.

2014 SEBS New Student Induction

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New students were greeted at the registration table where they received a SEBS T-shirt, a name tag and an acorn from the oak trees on Red Oak Lane. Upon graduation, students will be given an oak sapling. Photo: Matt Rainey

New Rutgers Students Get Intro to New Brunswick Through Start with Service Program

First-year students at Rutgers got a chance to pitch in on some community service projects in their new city before classes even began this fall. The new Start with Service program aims to build a legacy of service at Rutgers. Nutritional Sciences major Shaun Hui (SEBS 2016) discusses first year students’ introduction to the community of New Brunswick.

 

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Scholarship Named for EcoPioneer Jerome Goldstein (RC 1952) Fuels Student Research at Rutgers EcoComplex

2014 Recipients of the Jerome Goldstein Scholarship Fund For EcoEntrepreneuring (l-r):
 Selen Altiok, Alec Roth and Boni Zhang. Ian MacCloud's (right) research was funded by the Entrepreneurial Agriculture internship program.

2014 Recipients of the Jerome Goldstein Scholarship Fund For EcoEntrepreneuring (l-r):
 Selen Altiok, Alec Roth and Boni Zhang. Ian MacCloud’s (right) research was funded by the Entrepreneurial Agriculture internship program.

What does one have to achieve to earn the reputation of “ecopioneer?” In the case of Jerome “Jerry” Goldstein, you could say he moved mountains. Mountains of compost, that is. As the editor and publisher of BioCycle and In Business magazines, and founder of JG Press, Inc., Goldstein’s enterprise and family business served as the foundation to grow the organics recycling industry in the U.S. and abroad. [Read more...]

SJSU grad student featured on “Shark Week” program, looks to discover more new species

As a kid, Paul Clerkin explored the tide pools of the Mendocino shoreline, was mesmerized by the exhibits at Monterey Bay Aquarium and grew to love the deep-sea predators featured on "Shark Week." But when he started college in 2000, he was considering a career in medicine. His mom knew better…Developing this early interest as an undergraduate, Clerkin had several internships, including at Rutgers University’s marine station at Little Egg Harbor in New Jersey and the Cornell Biological Field Station on Oneida Lake in New York.

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What’s in Season from the Garden State: Making Bucks from Clucks, Not Books

Student Sustainable Farm interns (l-r) Angela Polites, Peter Canavan and David Perotti.

Student Sustainable Farm interns (l-r) Angela Polites, Peter Canavan and David Perotti.

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 own unique set of challenges, since there is a business management component in addition to agricultural production. What better way for modern-day college students to learn both aspects than to run their own agricultural enterprises, right on the college farm? At the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), a number of ag entrepreneurship opportunities have “cropped up” over the years. [Read more...]