Each summer, a handful of rising New Jersey high school seniors interested in health care careers participate in the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) Summer Science Scholars Academy (S3A). The students engage in a “mini-medical school” experience exploring the human body through a series of lectures, organ laboratories and clinical experiences. Students are […]
Built a program of excellence in research, education and community service in marine and coastal sciences at university J. Frederick Grassle, a celebrated oceanographer who founded Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, passed away on July 6. As the founding director of the institute in 1989, Grassle was instrumental in establishing the university as […]
Each year, the Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) challenges Rutgers undergraduates to develop innovative and implementable plans for reducing energy consumption on the New Brunswick campus through its Energy Innovation Contest, now in its eleventh year. Winners of the 2018 contest were announced during the spring semester at the Rei Annual Symposium by its associate director […]
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station researchers have created four new varieties of sweet basil that are flavorful and resistant to disease, particularly to downy mildew, the plague of basil growers. Seeds for the new varieties – named Rutgers Obsession DMR, Rutgers Devotion DMR, Rutgers Passion DMR, and Rutgers Thunderstruck DMR – are now available […]
“I tell students this is the coolest class you are going to take at Rutgers. You are going to get dirty, you are going to get uncomfortable but realize it’s in the pursuit of you learning something and leaving different than when you came.” – Anthony Sacchetti Some days when Anthony Sacchetti is teaching students how […]
The Board of Managers (BOM), an advisory group to the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), is made up of representatives from New Jersey’s county boards of agriculture. The Board also serves as advocate for the experiment station and provides input to NJAES’ directors on matters concerning the state’s agricultural enterprise. In addition to […]
By Casey Sky Noon, NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education. Rutgers turf alumni have a rich history at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and offer an insider’s view of preparing the course for the 118th U.S. Open held this year. In June, golfers like Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth competed in the 118th U.S. […]
In this Asbury Park Press article by Russ Zimmer, Andrea Agizi who works with the Tick-Borne Disease Laboratory at Rutgers, talks about the Lone Star Tick and her research into this prevalent New Jersey pest.
Findings will help state, partner agencies check the spread of tick-borne diseases. Researchers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Rutgers Center for Vector Biology have found exotic longhorned ticks in four New Jersey counties – and confirmed that these northeast Asian ticks have been present in the Garden State since at least 2013. The new detection of these […]
On May 2, Peter Gillies, founding director of the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) presented a Nutritional Sciences Seminar, “Reflections on a Remarkable Journey: The Founding of the IFNH.” Josh Miller, chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, hosted the seminar and introduced Gillies who began his talk with an IFNH history quiz for the members of IFNH and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences faculty that attended.