Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition

We are putting together a Rutgers team for the 2015 Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition. I have attached the competition guide for your reference. We already have 4 students who want to participate (2 mechanical engineering majors and 2 EPIB majors), and we are working to recruit more students from other relevant fields.

I am in talks with the Rutgers Green Building Center regarding faculty advisors. But I wanted to ask if you or anyone you know in SEBS might be interested in being involved with the project. Any professors of Landscape Architecture or Environmental Science/Planning/Design would possess the most relevant expertise, however we are eager to bring anyone interested on board.

Thank you again for everything.

Warm regards,
Matthew Kaplan, LEED AP

1215 Livingston Avenue, Suite #200
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Toll Free: (888) 568-5459
Direct: (732) 853-8338

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth is seeking to fill entry level positions for their headquarters in Lake Como, NJ (Monmouth County), as well as our other offices located in Chester, NJ (Morris County), Toms River, NJ (Ocean County), and Newtown, PA (Bucks County).

Dynamic Earth specializes in geotechnical engineering and environmental related services. Dynamic Earth is a subsidiary company of Dynamic Engineering and was ranked as the top 10 small/medium sized companies (in all fields) to work for in New Jersey by NJBIZ Magazine and has been one of the top 50 companies (in all fields) to work for for three (3) consecutive years

Dynamic Earth is seeking candidates who have graduated, or are projected to graduate by December 2014, or May 2015. Candidates will only be considered if they have the degree in, or are pursuing a degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, or Hydrology. Some travel to project sites will be required and OSHA 40 hour health and safety training is a plus.

Please email resume to Jordan Rizzo:

Title your resume:

“Your Name - Resume”

Please make sure you include your GPA as well as your Major GPA in your resume. Also, please include in your email/cover letter if you are interested in an environmental or geotechnical position, and if you have a preference for office.

Thank you,

Jordan Rizzo

Design Engineer

Licensed Professional Engineers in 19 States throughout the Northeast, South and Midwest

1904 Main Street | Lake Como, New Jersey 07719

PH: (732) 974-0198 | Fax: (732) 974-3521

Additional office located at:

New Jersey - 1904 Main Street | Lake Como, 07719 | PH: (732) 974-0198 | Fax: (732) 974-3521

Pennsylvania - 223 North Sycamore Street | Newtown, 18940 | PH: (267) 685-0276 | Fax: (267) 685-0361

Texas (Dallas) - 121 North Ballard Avenue | Wylie, 75098 | PH: (972) 534-2100

Texas (Houston) - 6314 Breezy Hollow Lane | Katy, 77450 | PH: (281) 789-6400

Friday, October 10, 2014

Exploring Grad School course for spring 2015

Hi everybody,
                We are offering “Exploring Grad School” 11:015:395 for the 2nd time this coming spring.  Last year, we had 12 SEBS students representing 6 of our majors in the course.  The general consensus among the students was that it was very informative and helpful.  I have attached a syllabus/lecture schedule.

                I would really love it if you can talk to your faculty and send me names of some juniors (and some seniors) who are really interested in going to grad school (with or without a gap year).  We are only targeting STEM majors.

                This course is strictly by SPN.  It is held Wednesday 3rd period in Food Science, room 109.  If anybody would like to participate or give a talk, we can certainly make room for you!



Environmental Science and Engineering Club

The Environmental Science and Engineering Club will have its next meeting next Thursday October 16th at 8pm (As of right now it's in Tillet hall on Livingston in room 103C- but we are looking into moving it to the ENR building).

Some things the club talked about at the last meeting:

1) Field trip to MCUA wastewater treatment plant (their website is they are going here next Friday, Oct 17. People who are interested should email Christian Santiago (  You will need to fill out a waiver form before the meeting on the 16th (the trip is at 4pm around 20 minutes away from here)!

2) Survey for Bioenvironmental Engineers and Environmental Science majors. People should really take this survey if they are Environmental Science Majors and BEE majors, it includes things like research opportunities and details about how the major may change!  again, email Christian Santiago for the survey.

3) The American Water Works Association is in its development here at Rutgers.  Stay tuned for details.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New sustainability minor

Rutgers has just approved a minor in sustainability that is open to all majors at SEBS.  Environmental science majors will probably have completed some of the requirements already.  Program requirements are here.  For more information, contact Rebecca Jordan.

Peoples Climate March on 9/21

Hi, my name is Gary Conger and I'm an Econ student trying to save the world.  (flyer attached)

I'm writing today to ask for your help to engage your students and encourage them to take a stand and take action to be and create the change they wish to see in the world. I'm asking you to help me get the the word out about us joining 10,000s of people including the Sustainability Alliance of CGHR, students, professors, scientists, religious leaders, politicians, and concerned parents across the world to the Peoples Climate March on 9/ 21.

Peoples Climate March- the goal is to show Obama and other world leaders like Ban Ki Moon the power of the people is stronger than the campaign financing of fossil fuel companies and we are taking our future back.  We will Innovate and Demand Effective Solutions to Mitigate Global Warming  (carbon tax)(renewable energy/ efficiency investments)(electric cars)(Subsidy shifts)(less meat, less plastic more trains)(ext...)

This is the fight of our generation and we have a chance to be part of the "Biggest Climate March in History," But I need you.  I know your students listen to you, deep down you know they trust you and I can only pass out so many flyers.

So I'm asking for you to forward them the flyer I've attached and speak to them about climate change, speak to them about the importance of protests similar to the PCM affecting change you hve seen in your lifetime, and please speak to them about the need to take an active role in shaping the world we live in. Then join us, as we continue to shift to a more sustainable economy. 

   - Meet Us: Rutgers Newark- Robeson Campus Center
   - When: 9/21 Sunday @ 9:00am
   - Cost: $10 round trip

To Sign up:

Gary Conger

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

study abroad fair info

The Center for Global Education is now accepting Winter and Spring 2015 study abroad applications. The deadline to apply online is October 1, 2014.   To learn more about the study abroad program offerings please attend a study abroad info session or visit our website  Please see the full schedule below and remember to Save the Date for the Study Abroad Fair on Monday, September 22nd  from 3:30-6:30 at the Rutgers Student Center.

Info sessions will cover the general application process, from selecting the right study abroad program for a student’s major to securing scholarship/funding for the program. We encourage interested students to start planning early by attending one of our events.   

*Info sessions will be held every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, on a different campus, from 8-9pm*

Sept 9 & 10: Busch Arc Rm 204
Sept 16 & 17: Cook/Douglass Ruth Adams Building Rm 104
Sept 23 & 24: Livingston Beck Hall Rm 253
Sept 30 & Oct 1: College Ave Frelinghuysen B4

Study Abroad Scholarship Writing Workshops
Sept 10, 17, and 24: Kreeger Learning Center, College Ave

*Free food, giveaways, and a $500 scholarship raffle prize*
Study Abroad Fair
Monday, Sept 22: College Ave Rutgers Student Center

For more detailed information please visit our News & Events page.

For more information about Center for Global Education program offerings: