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Wed
23
Jan

Professional Science Master’s Program’s Executive Director Elected to National Board

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Dr. Deborah Silver, executive director of Rutgers’ Professional Science Master’s Program (PSM) and a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected vice president of the board of the National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPMSA).

The NPMSA promotes and supports the growth and development of professional science master’s degree programs. 

Silver has been the executive director for the past three years and is a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to heading the PSM program, she was associate dean for continuing and professional education for the Rutgers School of Engineering.

Mon
25
Jun

Rutgers Students Hit the Road to Chase Gathering Storms

Credit: Matt Drews

‘Severe Weather Field Trip’ took budding meteorologists to Tornado Alley

Photo credit: Matt Drews

A few days into their adventure, students who signed up for the new 3-credit course “Severe Weather Field Trip” spotted the Holy Grail for storm chasers. Just north of Cheyenne, Wyoming, 15 Rutgers students watched a swirling tornado.

The sighting was a highlight of the two-week storm-chasing caravan that crisscrossed the highways and back roads of Tornado Alley.

“From a safe distance of 10 miles, we saw [the tornado] quite clearly, not as a big funnel but as swirling dust,” said Steven Decker, an assistant professor in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. “Even if we hadn’t seen a tornado, every team of students managed to see severe thunderstorms, their structure. It was exciting, dramatic and fun to see.”

Wed
29
Feb

Makerspaces Bring Together Creativity and Innovation

Three students standing and sitting next to a 3D printer

What’s a “makerspace?” While the term may not yet have filtered down to everyday use, in the age of innovation the concept behind it is quickly gaining momentum. Also known as hackerspaces, fab labs, and makelabs, makerspaces are creative laboratories where members with common interests—such as engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, and others—gather to share resources and knowledge, network, and build things.

As makerspaces begin to pop up across the country and around the world, Rutgers University has jumped into the mix with vigor.

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