Student Academic Achievement

Student Academic Achievement

The word “engineering” brings to mind a variety of images. Some people think of buildings and bridges, others robots, still others laboratories full of beakers and Petri dishes. For most people, engineering doesn’t conjure up images of soccer balls or lacrosse sticks. Most people, though, haven’t met the Rowan University College of Engineering’s outstanding student-athletes. These students, said Dr. Jennifer Kadlowec, associate professor of mechanical engineering, are “at the top of their sports and at the top of their class.”

Busy people, it’s said, get things done. Perhaps that explains William Wilkins’ success. Recently, the prestigious engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi awarded Wilkins, a 20-year-old Rowan University junior chemical engineering major from Ocean City, a $2,000 scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year, making him one of only 158 class-of-2012 recipients nationwide.

Three programs produced by staff members at Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM have received awards from the Garden State Journalists Association (GSJA) as part of its 2011 regional competition.

Staff members from Rowan University's student newspaper, The Whit, won several awards in the New Jersey College Newspaper competition, sponsored by the New Jersey Press Foundation.  The contest recognized the writing, photography, and artistic abilities of Whit staffers.

Senior sociology majors Danielle Larsen and Jordan Ortiz are making important strides--large and small--about disability awareness in Rowan University's classrooms, in campus activities, in their work in the community, and even on the playing field.

Jenna Vastano of Lacey Township is living proof that chasing big dreams is a way to earn big rewards. The 22-year-old Rowan University senior mechanical engineering major with an ambitious goal and an impressive resume of professional engineering society involvement has won the prestigious Jerry Kilby Memorial Scholarship for 2010. 

Rowan University engineering graduate student Richard Jassel received one of 50 prestigious grants from the National Science Foundation International Research and Education in Engineering to spend the summer researching augmented reality at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing. Now back at Rowan, his thesis project continues to explore and enhance this technology.

For the second consecutive year, the Rowan Television Network (RTN) has received three Telly Awards in recognition of its original programming.

When the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needed help, Rowan University's award-winning radio station answered the call.

Rowan University junior Kimberly M. Ciesla has been elected to the National Committee of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).