World-class faculty at the school bring tremendous ingenuity and energy to their teaching, helping to stimulate young minds and influencing the lives and careers of generations of bright, engaged students.
Marine biology professor Scott Glenn lead a team of faculty and staff scientists and dozens of undergraduates who helped to navigate an underwater glider across the Atlantic, the longest underwater flight of an unmanned vehicle. This success and an award-winning documentary of the voyage brought unprecedented attention to Glenn. His passion and commitment to student learning earned him the coveted CASE 2010 New Jersey Professor of the Year award.
"Priceless!" is how one student describes his experiences in Jack Rabin's undergraduate farm internship program, which affords students unique, hands-on instruction about food production. Rabin, who oversees outreach programs at five of the university's outlying research farms, gets students out into fields, learning side-by-side with renowned Rutgers professors and successful New Jersey farmers. Students critically dissect important topics around food production, and in the process, find their own passion for discovery and a sense of their place in the world.
Rutgers' undergraduate biotechnology curriculum recently graduated the first of three cohorts of Biotechnology Scholars. These students receive annual $5,000 Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) for Biotechnology through a National Science Foundation grant won by professor Barbara Zilinskas, who coordinates the program. Zilinskas enriches the S-STEM curriculum with special seminars and a 10-week summer research internship guided by faculty mentors.