Prospective and incoming students are invited to get a taste of the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) by attending virtual "mock classes" or a live class currently being taught at the school, hosted by faculty members and student instructors.
Our varied array of virtual classes offers flexibility and options that can be tailored to your individual needs and schedule. The classes are offered during the week throughout the fall semester. There is no cost associated with the courses; however, some classes may have a minimal and optional cost associated.
Each program draws on the strengths of our various programs, faculty, and students. These non-credit courses will expose you our community, virtual classrooms, and programs. This is a great opportunity for students to get a first-hand look at what our courses offer and meet current students in the program. Register now by selecting a course from the list below! We look forward to welcoming you!
You have several options to engage with students, faculty, and staff! Select the best option that fits your interests and schedule. Registration closes a week prior to each class, so don't delay—register now!
Live Mock Classes
Live mock classes will range between 35 to 45 minutes at most and will be offered via Zoom. These courses simulate a class at SEBS and are taught using actual readings, contemporary methods, faculty/student research and hands-on experiences.
There are no Live Mock Classes available at this time.
Live Lecture Classes
The live lecture classes are offered via Zoom or WebEx and range between 55 to 80 minutes. Students will join a live lecture and course currently being taught at SEBS. Students are invited to experience distance learning for themselves by joining in on a class from a limited number of courses. You will get a first-hand experience of a Rutgers education by joining current students at SEBS in our virtual global classrooms.
There are no Live Lecture Classes available at this time.
SEBS has several opportunities for students to join additional virtual programs and events for you to connect with our community:
These virtual informal get-togethers offer the opportunity for you to have a conversation with a scientist and other attendees about different science topics. The dates, topics and location of the Science Cafés are listed below. Students are welcome to join in the dialogue! Bring your questions and your coffee and join us for an engaging conversation. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and class groups are all invited to participate.
There are no Science Cafés available at this time.
Modern Tools for Modern Problems: Applying Omics to Coral Reef Conservation
Professor: Debashish Bhattacharya
Minimizing or reversing coral reef loss is critical both for human populations that rely on these resources for their livelihood and more broadly, for preserving the remarkable biodiversity associated with reefs. Medical science has been revolutionized by the application of sophisticated tools such as genomics to treat human disease. I will discuss how these so-called "omics" tools can be used to build a foundation for coral conservation efforts.
To Register for a Class, Select a Date/Time Below:
For our cheese tasting, please check out the cheese counter of your grocery store. Try to find the following selection of different cheese varieties for our tasting and discussion. You need a small piece for tasting.
- "Swiss" cheese (Emmenthal)
- Brie or camembert
- Bleu cheese
If you are daring, and if it is available, try to also get a Limburger.
Before the tasting, place your cheeses on a plate (or cheese board) and let them warm up to room temperature for 1 hour, or so. This allows for their aroma and flavor to come out.