Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering
It was an extraordinary weekend for Rowan at the 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Student Conference in Salt Lake City, held November 6-9, 2015!
- The Rowan AIChE Student Chapter won an Outstanding Student Chapter Award for the second time in our program history. This coveted award is given to chapters that show "an exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism and involvement in the university and community.” As part of the award, Tarynn Huitt (’15) and Brad Johnson (’16) were honored as presidents during the 2014-2015 academic year. The group was advised by Dr. Mary Staehle.
- Mariah Soyring (’17) won a Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Scholarship. This is the first time a Rowan student has won this award, which is given to rising juniors on the basis of "academic achievement and involvement in student chapter activities.” Ms. Soyring is the current Rowan AIChE Treasurer.
- Mark Sharp (’16) won second place in the National Student Paper Competition for his paper “Bisphenol-A Exposure Affects Cognitive Development in Schmidtea Mediterranea during Head Regeneration.” This is the first time a Rowan student has ever won an award in this competition! Mark’s research was conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Mary Staehle, in collaboration with Dr. Kevin Dahm and Dr. Joseph F. Stanzione, III. His co-authors are Thomas Case (’16), Elizabeth Green (’16), Samantha Marino (’16), Samantha Winterburn (’16), and Matthew Wyatt (’16).
- Mariah Soyring (’17) and Luke Howard (’17) won the 2015 Student AIChE/CACHE Mobile Device Competition for the best mobile device APP that has a major focus on aspects of safety. Their App is titled "Chemical Spill" and is written for Android devices, and it is the first entry in the history of the competition that has ever been deemed worthy of an award in the safety category.
- John McKenna (’16) and Benjamin Webster (’16) won 3rd place in the National Student Poster Competition for their poster “Investigation of Cloud Height in a Stirred Tank.” Their coauthors are Michael Cimorelli (’15), Matthew Eisenschmied (’15), Paulina Kruszewski (’15), and David Miller (’15). The team is advised by Dr. Robert Hesketh and Dr. Arthur Etchells.
- Daniel Torri (’18) was selected as an International Relations Liaison, responsible for organizing and interfacing an international region’s student chapters.
- Mariah Soyring (’17) and Rachel Janes (’17) were selected as co-webmasters for the Executive Student Committee, the highest student body in AIChE.
College of Engineering in U.S. News rankings
September 12, 2012
The latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report place Rowan University at 19th place among Best Regional Universities — North. This makes the 13th consecutive year that the esteemed publication has included the Glassboro-based University among the best institutions of higher learning in the nation. Last year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rowan 21st (tied) in the category, which includes universities that primarily provide comprehensive undergraduate and master’s programs. Rowan ranked in third place among Top Public Regional Universities in the North, a position it has held for the past three years.
Chemical Engineering ranked 3rd among peer institutions (where doctorate not offered).
Academic Routes To Working With Pharma, Rowan Chemical Engineering Professors Slater and Savelski and students are featured in the American Chemical Society publication Chemical & Engineering News,
June 8, 2009 Volume 87, Number 23 pp. 23-27.
2009 Zeisberg Award for best laboratory report from the Delaware Valley Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. This is the 6th Zeisberg award for Rowan students since first winning it in 2000 with our first graduating class. Report Title, “Palladium Removal from Reaction Mixtures by Fixed Bed Adsorption,” Caitlin A. Boyd, Pamela L.Kubinski, and Megerle L. Scherholz, Faculty Advisor: Brian Lefebvre. Project sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
2nd Place in Chem-E-Car competition at the 2009 AIChE Mid-Atlantic Regional Student Conference April 17-19, 2009! Rowan’s team has qualified for the National Competition in November 2009.
3rd place in the Poster competition at AIChE Regional Meeting. They presented the poster titled, “Palladium Removal by Fixed Bed Adsorption, Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Students: Caitlin A. Boyd, Pamela L.Kubinski, and Megerle L. Scherholz
Chemical Engineering Education’s Featured Educator, C. Stewart Slater published as Hesketh, R. P., H. C. Hollein, J. H. Tracey, “C. Stewart Slater of Rowan University,” Chemical Engineering Education 43(1) Winter 2009, p2-9.
Rowan Engineering Faculty were recognized at the 2008 100th Centennial Meeting of AIChE in
40 Mileposts of Professional and Institute Progress
Schools Salute Their Engineers
AIChE Annual Meeting 2008 Undergraduate Conference Poster Session: First Place in the - Separations Division, "Palladium removal from reaction mixtures by fixed bed adsorption” Pamela L. Kubinski, Megerle L. Scherholz, Caitlin A. Boyd, (faculty advisor: Brian G. Lefebvre) sponsored Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Second Place in the Separations Division, "Experimental study of a new cementation process for a metal” Nicole Cosgrove, Eric Nette, Chris Watts, Advisors: Hesketh and Farrell. Sponsored by Johnson Matthey
12th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference – Student Competition Winners
Anthony J. Furiato, Kyle E. Lynch, Timothy M. Moroz were the winners of the 12th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference student paper competition. The faculty advisors were Stew Slater and Mariano Savelski. The presentation "Green Engineering Design for the Recovery of Solvents in API Manufacturing" received the 1st place award. The award includes a $1000 prize provided by the conference sponsors. Cranfod.LocalSource.com http://www.rowan.edu/today/news/index/PR/2191
Chemical Engineering Division Best Poster Award for 2008 is the poster titled "A Laboratory Safety Program to Promote Student Safety Consciousness, Enhance the Curriculum and Strengthen University-Industry Interactions" by Zenaida Otero Gephardt, John Natoli, and Marvin Harris of Rowan University.
Pfizer is working with Rowan University to Reduce Solvent Use
Pfizer is working with Rowan University, (Glassboro, NJ) to develop a low-solvent use process for producing its arthritis drug Celebrex. The goal of this project is to reduce the volume of greenhouse gases emitted in the production of pharmaceuticals.
PharmaManufacturing.com 4 June 2008,
Chemical Week, June 11, 2008. People & Business :: Green Issues www.reliableplant.com/article.asp?articleid=12078
New Solar Collector being developed at Rowan
A team of students led by chemical engineering associate professor Dr. Kevin Dahm is working with a local inventor, Neal Cramer of Helios Products, to develop a new solar thermal collector.
Laser Focus World 12 May 2008
The Green Blog 26 May 2008
Macroworld Investor 15 May 2008
Gizmag 16 may 2008
ScienceDaily 12 May 2008
Chemical Engineering Faculty Farrell and Van Kirk Teaches Freshmen Biofuels
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 newslinker.net (Full Story)
Brian LeFebvre Speaks on Biofuels
10 April 2008 AIChE Newsletter (Full Story)
A Growing Need: Alternative fuel sources sought, by Jessica Beym, Gloucester County Times, Monday, 26 November 2007, Page B-1. (Full Story)
Rowan Students Use Heat Transfer Knowledge to Cook a Turkey, by Kaelin O'Connell, Gloucester County Times, Thursday, 22 November 2007, Page B-1. (Full Story)
Rowan wins an Outstanding AIChE Chapter for the 2006-2007 (Full Story)
The Rowan AIChE student chapter has been selected as an Outstanding AIChE Chapter for the 2006-2007 school year. This award is in recognition of the membership and participation of the students and faculty, the quality and quantity of your meetings and activities, and our chapter's involvement in local, regional and national events. This award will be announced at the AIChE Annual meeting on November 4 in Salt Lake City, UT.
This is the first time that Rowan's AIChE Student Chapter has been selected for this honor and this is a very significant achievement. From over 150 universities that offer chemical engineering degrees in the US, only 15 AIChE student chapters are selected as Outstanding AIChE Student Chapters.
I would like to congratulate all chemical engineering students at Rowan for their contributions in making this an outstanding chapter!
I would like to also recognize the efforts of Dean Dodaro, the student chapter president, in putting this application together and Brian Lefebvre, the Student Chapter Advisor, for his guidance in this matter.
Sacrifican ecology investment: R. Hesketh, by Francisco Nava Rodriguez, El Siglo de Durango, 25 October 2007. Robert Hesketh gives a plenary address and workshop on Green Engineering in Durango Mexico. (Full Story)
College of Engineering rises in U.S. News rankings
August 29, 2007
Rowan University’s College of Engineering has jumped to 16th in the nation among the best undergraduate engineering programs whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
In its “America’s Best Colleges” annual compilation of the country’s best institutions, U.S. News & World Report also ranked Rowan Engineering’s programs as follows:
Chemical Engineering, 2nd
Civil Engineering, 11th
Electrical and Computer Engineering, 8th
Mechanical Engineering, 9th (Full Story)
Rowan University engineering team receives ASEE Best Paper Award
June 27, 2007
A team of Rowan University College of Engineering faculty and students received the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2007 Best Paper Award for Chemical, Civil/Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering in the international division during a recent ASEE conference. (Full Story)
Rowan to hold Summer Institute in Materials Science for H.S. students
May 30, 2007
The Materials Research Group at Rowan University will hold the 2007 Summer Institute in
Materials Science for high school students the week of July 23 to 27. (Full Story)
Rowan engineering program introduces teen girls to engineering
May 29, 2007
Rowan University’s College of Engineering will host its ninth annual
Attracting Women Into Engineering (AWE) program on Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18,
on the University’s Glassboro campus. (Full Story)
South Jersey Technology Park Board to meet May 21
May 17, 2007
The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University
will hold a teleconference meeting on Monday, May 21, at 3 p.m. in the office of
Dr. Philip Tumminia, Bole Hall, Rowan University. (Full Story)
‘Dahminator’ qualifies for AIChE national competition in Salt Lake City
May 16, 2007
Rowan University’s Chem E Car, “The Dahminator,” qualified for national competition
during the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
held April 21 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. (Full Story)
Chemical engineering students awarded in AIChE competitions
May 14, 2007
Two Rowan University chemical engineering student papers and two student posters
received awards during the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
held April 21 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. (Full Story)
Rowan EWB team on mission to El Salvador
May 11, 2007
Carolyn Braun and Dr. Jess Everett live in different states, are two decades apart in age and sit on
different sides of a classroom at Rowan University. But they share one overwhelming belief:
that everyone should have access to clean, safe drinking water. (Full Story)
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING NEWS
ChE Alumnus Jamie Ginn Featured in Washington Post Article titled: Beauty And The Beaker -
For Jamie Ginn, It Was Science That Dangled The Brass Ring. So Why Did She Try for a Tiara? By Tamara Jones, Washington Post Staff Writer. Jamie Ginn wins Miss Delaware 2006 and competes in Miss America.
Sunday, March 25, 2007 (Full Article)
Chemical engineering team receives Zeisberg Award
April 18, 2007
A team of Rowan University Chemical Engineering students has received the Zeisberg
Award for the best laboratory report from the Delaware Valley Section of
the American Institute for Chemical Engineers. The Fall 2006 semester report
was titled “Barium Sulfate Crystallization.” (Full Story)
College of Engineering expands international work
August 30, 2006
Dr. Zenaida Otero Gephardt, a chemical engineering associate professor, and Don Kessler, of Roebling, a recent chemical engineering graduate now enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Delaware, presented “A LabVIEW™: Data Acquisition, Monitoring and Control Strategy for Abalone Aquaculture Optimization” at the Sixth International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture in Roanoke, Vir. Sponsored by the Aquaculture Engineering Society and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the conference attracted about 400 researchers and industry representatives from around the world, including China, Japan and Latin America. (Full Story)
Rowan University again ranked in top tier by U.S. News & World Report
August 18, 2006
For the seventh straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rowan University among the best institutions of higher learning in the nation in America’s Best Colleges, the magazine’s annual compilation of the nation’s top colleges and universities. Rowan’s College of Engineering, which graduated its first class just six years ago, was ranked 20th (tied) among the nation’s best undergraduate engineering programs whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The college’s chemical engineering program was ranked third among specializations in that same category. (Full Story)
Rowan engineers travel to better El Salvadorian community
July 27, 2006
From August 26 to September 2, as part of an Engineers Without Borders™--USA (EWB™) project, five Rowan University engineering students and two faculty members will travel to the community of Caserío El Amatón in El Salvador to work to provide clean water for the 118 homes of the village. (Full Story)
Rowan engineers take home environmental conference awards
May 23, 2006
Three Rowan University civil and environmental engineering students took home awards at the recent 91st Annual New Jersey Water Environment Association Conference in Atlantic City. (Full Story)
ASEE Honors Robert Hesketh
May 9, 2006
The American Society for Engineering Education announced it will award the 2006 ASEE—Chester F. Carlson Award, sponsored by the Xerox Corporation, to Dr. Robert Hesketh (Full Story)
Engineering society honors Stephanie Farrell
May 5, 2006
The American Society for Engineering Education announced it will award the 2006 ASEE Robert G. Quinn Award sponsored by Agilent Technologies to Dr. Stephanie Farrell. (Full Story)
Engineering Students Explore Drug Development Process With Bristol-Myers Squibb Scientists
December 22, 2005
As Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute scientists and engineers work to develop a new drug to combat cancer, Rowan University engineering professors and students are by their sides. (Full Story) Press Articles: Inquirer, Gloucester County Times, Atlantic City Press.