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Hult Prize 2018 - Harnessing the Power of Energy

2018 CHALLENGE: HARNESSING THE POWER OF ENERGY

Energy is the lifeline of humanity. Can you build scalabe, sustainable social enteprises that harness the power of energy to transform the lives of 10million people by 2025 ?

The Hult Prize Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world’s next wave of social entrepreneurs.

Hult Prize at Rutgers Pitch Competition

December 8th at Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Challenge: “Transform: Harnessing the Power of Energy to Transform Lives

Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-hult-prize-pitch-competition-tickets-40172005550

Student teams (undergraduate, graduate) will advance directly to regionals if they win

Learn more at:

 

Rutgers-Led Research Could Revolutionize Nuclear Waste Reprocessing

Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient “molecular trap” that can be recycled and reused. Read more.

Climate Science Special Report

Prof. Bob Kopp, Director of Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS), is an author of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I, released November 3 and currently the most up-to-date comprehensive report on climate science in the world.

Prof. Kopp and other authors will participate in a AAAS Facebook Live webinar at 3pm on November 8. The report is currently described in the following:

Rutgers EcoComplex to Host Clean, Renewable Energy Business Accelerator

In the startup ecosystem in New Jersey, not enough founders have heard of the Rutgers EcoComplex, in Bordentown, which is part of the New Jersey Business Incubation Network.

The mission of the EcoComplex is to promote the development of the environmental and alternative energy industries, including the testing and verification of innovations in alternative energy, the remediation and protection of environmental quality, and the promotion of compatible sectors of the food industry and innovative agriculture.

New to the incubator is the EcoIgnite Clean Energy Proof of Concept Center and Accelerator Program, which will be headed by Serpil Guran, director of the EcoComplex, and which received a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Authority, “which recognized the importance of clean energy business development in the mid-Atlantic Region.” Rutgers has been at the forefront of research and business development in New Jersey in this field. Read more.

REI Research Fellow Jieun Yang to receive Materials Research Society (MRS) Postdoctoral Award

jieun yangThe Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) is proud to announce that Jieun Yang is one of this year's Materials Research Society (MRS) Postdoctoral Award recipients.The REI  proudly funded Jieun Yang as a REI research fellow for her work in the Nano-materials and Devices Group under Dr. Manish Chhowalla.  The MRS Postdoctoral Award recognizes postdoctoral scholars who are showing exceptional promise that may include, for example, excellence in scientific research, leadership, advocacy, outreach, or teaching, during their postdoc assignment. 

The award citation is: “for creative research in chemically exfoliated 2D materials and tireless dedication to mentoring women in science and engineering”. The award consists of a $2,000 honorarium, a citation certificate, and complimentary meeting registration to attend the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting. This year’s MRS Postdoctoral Awards,  will be presented during the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.