Samsung today announced that the company has awarded 63 scholarships to New Jersey high school students to serve as Samsung Scholars at the Rutgers Summer Science Program in July, which provides participants with week-long science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) immersion sessions…”The Rutgers Summer Science Program offers an incredibly unique experience for high school students in three regards: to experience how science content and technology are integrated in the process of science, to be challenged to use science practices to tackle real world relevant science questions, and to broaden their perspectives of what it means to be a scientist and different ways to pursue science,” said Kristin Hunter-Thomson, SET program coordinator for the 4-H Youth Development Department at Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
Iridium and Rutgers University Partner for Challenger Glider Mission
Iridium Communications Inc. and Rutgers University’s Coastal Ocean Observation Lab (RU COOL) today announced Iridium will be a key technology sponsor to the Challenger Glider Mission. The project, a symbolic re-creation of the first global scientific ocean survey conducted by the HMS Challenger in 1872, is led by Rutgers’ students and faculty. The mission plans to “fly” 16 autonomous underwater gliders worldwide, covering all five ocean basins, collecting an unprecedented undersea dataset to better equip researchers with the tools to predict the ocean’s future and its impact on global weather…”The technology underpinnings of this mission are truly enabling our researchers to gather more and better data than ever before, enhancing the basis of knowledge for future generations,” said Scott Glenn, Co-leader of the Challgenger Glider Mission and Professor of Physical Oceanography at Rutgers University.