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Hult Prize at Rutgers - Great News!

Rutgers University has set a new record by having 2 teams from one university as titleholders of the Hult Prize Regionals Competition. Today, the Hult Prize is the world’s biggest engine for the launch of for-good, for-profit startups emerging from universities with over 2,500 staff and volunteers around the world. In nearly a decade, the movement has deployed more than $50M of capital into the sector and mobilized more than one million young people to rethink the future of business as it continues to breed disruptive innovation on college and university campuses across 100 plus countries. The Hult Prize Foundation been called the “Nobel Prize for Students” and has been featured in a TIME Magazine Cover Story highlighting the “Top 5 Ideas Changing the World.” This year’s challenge focuses on harnessing the power of energy to transform the lives of 10 million people by 2025. ( www.hultprize.org )

Hult Prize at Rutgers held a pitch competition in December 2017 and the first-place winner, Sulis, continued to the Boston Regional competition in March 2018. There, Sulis competed against 45 universities from around the world and won first place, beating teams from Yale University, Brown University, Harvard University, University of Michigan, New York University, Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, and others. LivingWaters applied through the online application of the competition and made it to the Shanghai regional finals, there beating out over 50 of the top Asian universities to advance to the summer accelerator. Read more...

 

Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership - March 22

Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership

An event to foster leadership and careers of women in the industry

22-Mar-2018, 7:30-9:00AM
Join for a FREE breakfast at GLOBALCON presenting case studies of successful women businesses owners and national program leaders as they discuss the unique barriers, opportunities and challenges they encounter in their work. The meeting is presented by the Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL). CWEEL seeks to develop a prominent voice for women in the industry, and to contribute to the advancement of women in leadership positions throughout the industry.

Learn more about CWEEL -https://cweel.wordpress.com/

Register - https://portal.aeecenter.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=4228

April 4th Women in Energy: Networking and Mentoring Night (with reception)

Join the Rutgers Energy Institute for a Women in Energy (WIE) networking and mentoring event. Dean Jacquelyn Litt, of Douglass Residential College and Douglass Campus, will discuss initiatives and programs at Douglass College and how YOU can participate.

Education and Career Paths in Energy

The focus is on female leadership in the energy and STEM sector, with participants sharing their experiences, career paths, and advise. Attendees will be provided the opportunity to network and/or mentor with faculty, alumni, government and corporate leaders, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, both during the speed networking and reception portion of the evening.

Rutgers University Busch Student Center - The Cove, 604 Bartholomew Road  Piscataway, NJ 08854

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm ET

Event is Free but

Registration will be required - Click Here

 

Parking: Visitors may park in Lots 51, 59, 60B & 67 without permits. Special event parking is only for visitors to the University and does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in.

 Speakers

Jacquelyn Litt

Jacquelyn Litt:

Jacquelyn Litt is Dean of Douglass Residential College and the Douglass Campus, and is Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She has expertise in women in STEM, was a P.I. and consultant for the ADVANCE program to advance women in STEM at the National Science Foundation and a grant reviewer for innovative STEM pedagogy projects at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Litt received the “Leaders in Faculty Diversity” in 2016 from The Committee to Advance Our Common Purpose at Rutgers University in recognition of her outstanding leadership in building new opportunities for students at Douglass to share diverse perspectives in a safe and inclusive environment. Litt was honored in 2016 with a Joint Legislative Resolution from the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, honoring her leadership of Douglass Residential College and her research on women’s issues that have made a positive impact on the lives of women and children.

M. Silvina Tomassone: Tomassone is an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering who is recently working on catalysis at the nexus of food energy and water, nanoscience, nanotechnology, energy storage,and grapheme oxide anodes for lithium ion batteries. Tomassone is the recipient of several teaching awards including Professor of the Year Award in Engineering (2016) and Teaching Excellence Awards in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

About the Women in Energy Program: The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) is sponsoring a new multidisciplinary networking group called Women in Energy (WIE).  WIE is aimed at increasing the presence of women in the energy sector, and over the mid to long term, the presence of women in senior and management roles across the energy space - energy and environmental research and policy. The WIE seeks to empower women to realize their full potential, building a thriving community of professional women - we hope you can join us at our events.

If you are interested in participating as a mentor or have any questions please contact Johanna Bernstein at jrbernst@global.rutgers.edu or Beatrice Birrer at bea@marine.rutgers.edu.

REI Food, Energy & Water Grant Workshop - March 2

FOOD, ENERGY & WATER GRANT WORKSHOP

March 2nd

10:45am-12:30pm

Douglass Student Center, Douglass Lounge *

* note recent change in location (event no longer at CSC)

(Lunch served)

Interested in participating in an interdisciplinary research proposal team on innovations in food, energy and water?  Have relevant work you’d like to build on or extend?  Please join us! 

The National Science Foundation has indicated it will likely release a RFP for Innovation in Food Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) in the spring of 2018.  Sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute (REI), this workshop is meant to help Rutgers researchers network and form interdisciplinary teams around FEWs research questions of interest.

RSVP is recommended to bea@marine.rutgers.edu by 2/28

AGENDA

10:45-10:55am             Introduction to FEWS and past RFP Requirements  (Rachael Shwom, Associate Director REI)

10:55-11:50am             3-5 minute introductions by workshop participants on their FEWs related research and questions of interest.

                                     Identification of overlapping interests.

11:50am-12:30pm        Roundtable lunch to sit with researchers with similar interests in research questions

Please contact Rachael Shwom (REI Associate Director) with any questions, shwomrac@sebs.rutgers.edu.

Paul Falkowski Awarded Prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Sciences

Paul Falkowski 5 portrait 580x870The 2018 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement – often described as the ‘Nobel Prize for the Environment’ – has been awarded to Paul Falkowski and James J. McCarthy, for their decades of leadership in understanding – and communicating – the impacts of climate change. Paul Falkowski is a Rutgers distinguished professor in the departments of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Marine and Coastal Sciences as well as director of the Rutgers Energy Institute. James J. McCarthy is from the Department of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University.

Read more at the SEBS Newsroom.