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Roshni Karwal encouraged students to think beyond the bulb when discussing practical solutions to tackle climate change. Karwal, climate change advocate for the Climate Reality Project, discussed renewable energy in Murray Hall on the College Avenue campus last Tuesday at “Conquering Carbon: A Climate Reality Project Presentation.”
From a farm on Cook Campus to the White House Lawn, grass Rutgers researchers produced has come a long way. Researchers at the Center for Turfgrass Science at the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station have been working to find more environmentally friendly breeds of grass.
TEDxRutgers, a student organization that works to bring together world-leading thinkers, makers and doers, is planning a “TEDTalks” event for the Rutgers community on March 28 in the upcoming year. Akash Mitra, co-president of the organization, said the event is expected to take place at 11 a.m. in the Cook Student Center.
Courtesy of Viskol | Visikol is a new brand of clearing agent that has an ability to clear all kinds of biological tissues from plants to animals.
A company students started has now been sold to more than 100 universities, and the founders are currently meeting with pharmaceutical companies to advance their product. Visikol is a new brand of clearing agent that has been gaining attention for its ability to clear all kinds of biological tissues from plants to animals, said Tom Villani, the product’s creator.
Developers have discovered a series of vulnerabilities with the potential to affect a substantial number of computer systems and web servers, said Charles Hedrick, University director of Instructional and Research Technology. The vulnerabilities, known as Shellshock, are in a program called Bourne Again Shell, said Val Red, a system administrator with the Engineering Computer Services.
Courtesy of Zhenni Lin | Nearly 150 Rutgers students rallied in the “People’s Climate March” yesterday in New York City.
If David Case was young again, he said he would be interested in looking into applications of chemistry to materials and nanotechnology. Case, a distinguished professor in Rutgers University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, will receive the American Chemical Society’s 2015 Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research for his scientific contributions.
A wall of scarlet red corralled itself into New York Penn Station yesterday and then marched into New York City, chanting, “We are the people. This is our planet.” More than 150 University students joined more than 310,000 other people from more than 1,000 organizations, universities and other institutions in New York City for the largest climate march in America’s history.
Reuters | A health inspection and quarantine researcher (left) demonstrates to customs policemen the symptoms of Ebola at a laboratory in Qingdao, Shandong province.
Courtesy of Aresty Research Center | Matt Flanagan, sophomore tight end for Rutgers football, and assistant research professor Patricia Buckendahl at the 2014 Aresty Summer Science Program.
Ebola, which is currently affecting the people of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and parts of Nigeria, has seen outbreaks in the past that were never successfully eradicated.
Rutgers received $302 million in externally sponsored research grants and contracts in 2013, according to the University’s research website.
A team of Rutgers researchers last August announced the discovery a type of star that lives after its death.
Virtually everybody on social media has seen or heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this past summer. Its purpose was to raise awareness of and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and over $100 million was raised by Sept. 6, according to the ALS Association’s website.
Research for a variety of ailments takes place at the Research Tower of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Call-and-response chants demanding Rutgers to end fossil fuel investment rang from the steps of Brower Commons last Tuesday on the College Avenue campus. The Rally for Climate Justice, held by the Rutgers Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign, asked students to treat climate change as an issue of human rights, as the environmental changes may affect humans in all parts of the world.
When students and professors combined innovative engineering with the issue of climate change, they created ecological projects that could reshape the way humans interact with the environment. Guests at the “Engineering and Climate Change” panel, held at the Busch Campus Center last Tuesday, spoke of the efforts engineers take to mitigate the effects of the changing environment.
Fuat Celik, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, spoke about biofuels at the “Engineering and Climate Change” panel held last Tuesday at the Busch Campus Center.
Photography’s utility extends beyond that of capturing timeless moments and mouth-watering foods — it can also serve science by capturing the sincere beauty of biodiversity and multi-ethnicity. Ilya Raskin, a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, has traveled the world to capture the science of nature through photography.