Global Energy Essay Contest

Global Energy Essay Contest opportunity for university students to engage in critical thinking and present their ideas and solutions to tackle the key energy issues that humanity faces today. Submission deadline October 28, 2013

Chasing Ice: Film Screening, Panel and Pizza Dinner

Wednesday October 23, 2013; 5:45 PM-8:00 PM

Watch the film at the New Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus followed by a panel discussion. Pizza dinner provided. This event is open to the public. More information here. Registration is required. You can register here. Note that registration will automatically close when all seats are filled. If you are unable to register but would like to be placed on a waiting list, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your complete name, email, and affiliation.

Department of Energy (DOE) Announces Third Annual Better Buildings Challenge for University Teams

October 2, 2013. Department of Energy (DOE) Announces Third Annual Better Buildings Challenge for University Teams. The Buildings Technology Program has invited university teams to offer solutions to the barriers of energy efficiency and clean energy in buildings.  University teams will have an opportunity to network with industry, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, which help identify the challenge areas for the research teams to tackle. Student teams can register with DOE through October 21, 2013. See the competition announcement for registration rules and important dates.



Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Josh Kohut (Marine and Coastal Sciences) for receiving the Merle V. Adams award for his achievements within Rutgers Cooperative Extension and his leadership in the Coastal Ocean Observation Lab

Congratulations to the following Rutgers faculty who are contributing authors to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group Report, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

Benjamin Horton (Marine and Coastal Sciences)
Robert Kopp (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
David Robinson (Geography)
Alan Robock (Environmental Sciences)

In addition to being a contributing author, Professor Robock is also a lead author of Chapter 8: Anthropogenic and Natural Radiative Forcing.


The fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Climate Change 2013: the Physical Science Basis 

Jersey Fresh Farmers Market on Cook Campus

Jersey Fresh Farmers Market on Cook Campus—Every Thursday this September and October from 11 am to 3 pm on Nichol Ave behind the bookstore on Cook Campus. Sponsored by the SEBS Governing Council, New Brunswick Farmers Market, Rutgers Against Hunger, Slow Food Rutgers, and the Cook Campus Dean. Make sure to be green and bring a bag!