South Jersey Tech Park

South Jersey Tech Park

The Board of Directors of the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University will meet on Thursday, April 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center on the Tech Park Campus, off Rt. 322 at the Rt. 55 interchange in Mantua Township.

Eleven years ago, Rowan civil and environmental engineering Professor Dr. Kauser Jahan joined a team of Rowan engineering students in a new mission—fostering an interest in engineering among seventh and eighth grade girls through the College’s “Attracting Women into Engineering” (AWE) program. Engaged in hands-on engineering projects, among them creating lip gloss, bridge designs and soda bottle rockets, many students took on a new view of engineering. Brighid Burgin, of Mantua Township, did a whole lot more.

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) has awarded $4,000 scholarships to Rowan University students Gaetana Carbone, Matthew Kienholz and Joseph Ward.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) New Jersey Section honored Rowan University Civil Engineering Professor Dr. Douglas Cleary, of Turnersville, with its 2010 Educator of the Year Award. The award is “presented to an outstanding educator who has contributed substantially to the field of civil engineering,” according to the organization’s website. The ASCE New Jersey Section will mark Cleary’s achievement with a plaque and a presentation discussing his life and contributions to civil engineering at an awards dinner on May 7.

The National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI) named Rowan chemical engineering Associate Professor Dr. Stephanie Farrell, of Philadelphia (19106), its fellow for 2010. The NETI offers an annual three-day workshop providing engineering professors with “hands-on practice in the elements of effective teaching,” according to the organization’s website. The NETI Fellow program was created in 2002 as a way to recognize leaders in engineering education.

Continuing the Henry M. Rowan Speaker Series, Rowan’s College of Engineering hosts a discussion with Thomas J. Blacklock, Ph.D. on Tuesday, April 6, at 1:45 p.m. in the Betty Long Lecture Hall in Rowan Hall. 

The Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University will host its second annual Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Conference on Sustainability Practices in Learning Organizations on Friday, March 26, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rowan University Student Center Eynon Ballroom.

Rowan University assistant professor of chemical engineering Dr. Jennifer Vernengo and her students are hoping to ease the pain of the thousands of Americans who suffer from spinal cord injuries and lower back pain each year.

The Rowan University College of Engineering rush for spring break is on, and Jessica Tryner, of Glassboro, is all prepared: Hepatitis A shot, check; typhoid shot, check; work clothes, check; bikini, not on a bet.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rowan University will begin its annual Spring Equinox program on Saturday, March 20, with a screening of five-time Emmy winner Paul Devlin’s acclaimed documentary “BLAST!” at 1 p.m. in the Edelman Planetarium located in Rowan University’s Science Hall. This event is open to the public; admission is $3.