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RCEI Affiliate Awarded Grant to Expand the Impact of Newark Community Food Systems


RCEI Affiliate Jeana Wirtenberg has received a research grant from Rutgers Equity Alliance for Community Health. Teaming up with Newark Science and Sustainability Inc., their project, Expanding the Impact of Newark Community Food Systems, targets health equity by addressing food access and security in economically challenged Newark, NJ communities.

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Rutgers University Researchers to Develop Floating Offshore Wind Turbines


NJ Spotlight News covered a new Rutgers Project discussed by RCEI Affiliate Josh Kohut. The project consists of new offshore wind technology. At an offshore wind symposium Friday, Rutgers revealed goals to develop floating offshore wind turbines, as well as the Net-Zero Wind Energy Test Center, a warehouse-sized lab facility at the Jersey Shore.

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RUCOOL Awarded Gift to Enhance Global Exploration in the Caribbean Sea


Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) received a $250,000 gift from the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation to support climate, weather, and ecosystem research in the Caribbean Sea. “The G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation has been an invaluable supporter of Rutgers and the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS) in the development of glider technology to conduct long range …

A rendering of the interior of the proposed WET Center, where scholars from a variety of academic fields will explore the science and technology underpinning next-generation wind energy production. The S/L/A/M Collaborative

With Global Ambitions, Rutgers Engineers and Scientists Launch Wind Energy Research Center


Multidisciplinary collaboration involving three schools and multiple departments will combine efforts of environmental and marine scientists as well as engineers. A Rutgers research project focused on offshore wind energy is poised to make New Jersey a global leader in the field in a little more than a decade. The effort being launched by Rutgers researchers includes two key components: The …

Marine scientist Nicole Waite of the Rutgers Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RU COOL) explains to high school students from the Rutgers 4-H STEM Ambassadors program how ocean waters yield insights into climate change. The program connects students with Waite and other working researchers. Jennie Thomas/4-H Youth Development

Rutgers Is Making STEM Breakthroughs, One Student at a Time


A 4-H youth development program changes perceptions, making students insiders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Role models, often parents or other close family members, serve as crucial sources of inspiration for students engaged in making career choices in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to research studies. A big part of what RCEI Affiliate Janice McDonnell is doing …

Javier Dávalos, Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA); Cymie Payne, Rutgers University, IUCN; Nilüfer Oral, National University of Singapore, UN International Law Commission; Walter Schuldt, Chief Negotiator, Government of Ecuador; Lisa Levin, Scripps Oceanography; Rebecca Hubbard, High Seas Alliance (photo credit: Phill Williams).

Rutgers University at COP 28


Rutgers University researchers in law, anthropology, geography, policy, and sociology joined diplomats, activists, and industry representatives to work toward solutions to the climate crisis at the 28th annual assembly of signatory nations to the pivotal UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, signifying a collective effort to address the pressing climate crisis which concluded on December 13, 2023.   These RCEI faculty …

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Lily Young Wins Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award


Congratulations to RCEI Affiliate Lily Young for being named the 2023–24 recipient of the University’s Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award. The award is given each year to a Rutgers University faculty member noted for both outstanding scholarly achievement and exceptional service to the University.

Creative Expression and the Environment Minor

New Minor in Creative Expression and the Environment Established


In Fall 2023, Rutgers undergraduates in the Mason Gross School of the Arts, the School of Arts and Sciences, and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences are eligible for the new minor in Creative Expression and the Environment.  This is a multidisciplinary program in which students gain familiarity with fundamentals of environmental issues and learn to respond to them through …

Andy Wyendant and Jim Simon with their 2023 Edison Patent Award.

Rutgers Innovators Named Edison Patent Award Recipients in Agriculture, Forensic Science Categories


Basil varieties that are resistant to the deadly downy mildew disease. A computational tool that calculates the probability of the number of contributors in a DNA profile. These two innovations share two things in common: both were developed at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and both received Edison Patent Awards at the Research & Development Council of New …

4-H Program Associate Rodrigo Sanchez Hernandez supports teens in the preparation of their presentations. Photo credit: Jennie Thomas

4-H STEM Ambassadors Participate in Sustainability Summit ‘23 at Rutgers


New Jersey 4-H STEM Ambassadors joined faculty at Rutgers University for the 2023 Climate Sustainability Summit on November 10th, a day of learning, discovery, collaboration and action. The summit, which was attended by 25 youth from New Jersey’s biggest cities, addressed the importance of being sustainable and fulfilling the needs of current generations without compromising the needs of future generations, …