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In the news ...
Craig Phelps, Rachel Dean and Yuwei Wang all gave presentations at the 2018 NEMPET (NorthEastern Microbiologists: Physiology, Ecology, and Taxonomy) Meeting in Blue Mountain Lake NY, June 22-24, 2018. Dr. Phelps was re-elected as President and Treasurer of the organization during the board meeting.
Apparent Benzene Loss in Iron-Reducing Sediment Culture
Rachel Dean and Donna Fennell – Rutgers University
Cellular Uptake of Mercury in Anaerobic Bacteria: Applications of Mercury Stable Isotopes to Elucidate Physiological Controls
Yuwei Wang, Sarah Janssen, Jeffra Schaefer, John Reinfelder and Nathan Yee – Rutgers University
Sophronia's Gardens: Science Communication in the Progressive Era
Craig Phelps – Rutgers University
In the news ...
Peter Strom, professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, was presented the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) Wastewater Hall of Fame Award at the NJWEA Conference in May. The award recognizes members of the association who have demonstrated dedication and competitive achievement in the wastewater field. Read More!
RU Day 2018 ...
The 10th annual Rutgers Day
The 10th annual Rutgers Day was celebrated under sunny skies by an estimated 106,000 people.
Environmental Sciences faculty, students, and staff shared information with visitors about
the research, service, and education offered at the state's largest university
during this popular spring event.
New 5-Year Combined B.S./M.S. Program ...
The Department of Environmental Sciences is pleased to announce that the Rutgers University School of Graduate Studies, at its December 2017 Faculty meeting, approved our proposal for a new combined 5-year (4+1) B.S/M.S. program in Bioenvironmental Engineering BEE)! This exciting new program will provide a seamless pathway for qualified engineering undergraduate students to earn a Masters Degree in an expedited manner by taking graduate courses in their Senior Year. Additional advantages of the program include a streamlined application process as well as a waiver of the GRE requirement.
A detailed program description can be obtained at the program's website.
For further information, please contact Prof. Christopher Uchrin, Ph.D., P.E., Graduate Program Director, BEE, or Prof. Uta Krogmann, Ph.D., P.E., Undergraduate Program Director, BEE.
In the news ...
Visitors from NBC Universal joined faculty and students from SEBS and
the Meteorology Undergraduate Program to celebrate the new weather radar
on our campus. This celebration was featured on WNBC as shown here.
Storm Chasers ...
Students experienced a new 3-credit course taught by Steve Decker. The "Severe Weather Field Trip" was featured on Rutgers Focus. Steve Decker's storm chasing class allowed student to predict, observe, and analyze storms with the goal to understand the dynamics and thermodynamics that lead to some of the most beautiful yet complex atmospheric circulations on Earth.