[George H. Cook Campus]

Cook Community Weekly News

April 16, 2018 | Vol. 21 | No. 29

In This Issue

  1. Happening This Week
  2. Other Upcoming Events
  3. Important Announcements


I. Happening This Week

4/17/18 - Tuesday - Study Abroad in Europe Info-Session. Interested in studying abroad in Europe? Come meet the three Rutgers Resident Directors from France, Spain, and the United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 17th from 11:45am - 12:45pm at 30 College Ave. Refreshments will be served. All students and faculty encouraged to join!

4/17 & 4/18 - Paid Beverage Taste Test - The Sensory Evaluation Lab is looking for respondents to participate in a beverage taste test. This test will take about 30 minutes of your time. You will receive $10 for your participation. What: Beverage Taste Test When: Tuesday April 17 and Wednesday April 18 Where: Sensory Evaluation Lab (Room 211), Food Science Building Age Requirement: Between the ages of 18-65 Compensation: $10 You must not have any taste or smell disorders. Please sign up for the study using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/pGUFe0ZZ5fBGiumE3 If you qualify for the study based on your responses, you will be sent a confirmation email. If you have any questions, please email Neeta Yousaf at rutgerssensorylab@gmail.com. Put Beverage Study in the subject line.

4/19/18 -Thursday - Science Café - 10 AM Talk about science in a relaxed social setting. Dan Van Abs and Karen O'Neill from the Dept. of Human Ecology will lead a discussion on ‘If Water Is a Right, What Is Wrong About Our System?.’ Coffee and tea provided. IFNH Atrium (61 Dudley Rd).

4/19/18 - Thursday - NJPIRG Free Smoothies Powered by Solar Energy, Livingston Circle 12-4


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Looking for More Events on Campus and at Rutgers?
SEBS Calendar | G. H. Cook Campus Calendar | Rutgers Calendar


II. Other Upcoming Events

4/28/18 - Saturday - Class of 2018, sign up to march in the Rutgers Day Parade on Saturday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. along College Avenue with alumni, marching bands, the Scarlet Knight, and more! Participants will receive breakfast, but only the first 175 students to register will receive a t-shirt, so register right away.

4/28/18 - Saturday - Rutgers Day

5/2/18 - Wednesday - Rutgers Energy Institute 13th Annual Symposium - Rutgers Energy Institute presents its 13th annual symposium on May 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Elmer Easton Auditorium, Fiber Optic Materials Research Building, Piscataway. The theme for the symposium is Energy Storage and Policy and will provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members the opportunity to learn about new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country.  Go to our 2018 Symposium website to register and for more information -https://rei2018symposium.weebly.com/. Speakers include:  Jeff Dahn, NSERC/Tesla Canada Inc. Industrial Research Chair, Canada Research Chair in Materials for Advanced Batteries, Professor of Physics and Professor of Chemistry, at Dalhousie University;  Glenn Amatucci, Professor and Director of Energy Storage Research Group, Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University; Edward Burgess, Director of Strategen Consulting; and Willet Kempton, Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment,  Center Director for Grid Integrated Vehicles, Center for Carbon-free Power Integration at University of Delaware.

5/2/18 - Wednesday - Ocean Exploration Late Night at the Rutgers Geology Museum: Wednesday, May 2nd, 4-8pm. Learn all about how scientists discover the secrets held beneath the ocean’s surface! Stop by the Rutgers Geology Museum for a free night of ocean-themed crafts and activities for visitors of all ages! Website: http://geologymuseum.rutgers.edu/museum-events/late-nights 

5/11/18 - Friday - Senior Baccalaureate Ceremony - 6 PM at the Cook Campus Center MPR's

III. Announcements


Follow the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences on Facebook  http://facebook.com/RutgersSEBS and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RutgersSEBS


Green Print

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Mindfulness is the art of becoming a compassionate observer of your own experience. Meditation practice helps us to achieve mindfulness and reduce stress. All are welcome, whether you are a beginner or have been practicing meditation for years. Several techniques are introduced. Participants are encouraged to find their preferred method. No previous experience required. Sponsored by CAPS (Counseling, ADAP & Psychiatry Services).

Free. No registration necessary
OPEN to students, staff and faculty.
Every Thurs 12.00-1.00
Douglass Campus Center Room C.


Resume Critique


Start Date is February 6, 2018, Tuesday. Any questions, call Career Services 848-932-7997.


Seasonal Positions

Rutgers University's Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory (HSRL) has an undergraduate research position and multiple intern positions in areas of shellfish biology, including aquaculture, genetics, physiology, and parasitology. Position start dates are from March through June 2018.



The Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension
Vegetable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program has:

Positions available statewide

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Field Technicians are trained and supervised by Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension IPM personnel to monitor vegetable crop pest and disease levels on farms.  Technicians work directly with vegetable growers, enabling growers to develop management strategies for crop pests. 
Additionally, technicians participate in research projects designed to further environmentally sound pest management strategies.  Field technicians will gain excellent field experience for careers in agriculture, entomology, plant pathology, environmental science, and other science related disciplines.  Hours may be full or part time, wages are based on education and relevant experience (starting at $15.00/hr), and mileage is reimbursed ($0.38/mi).  Use of your own vehicle is required.  Rutgers students and others may be eligible for college credit for this work experience through the Cooperative Education Program or related program at their college.  A biology, entomology, plant pathology, weed science, or agriculture background is highly desirable but not essential.  This job requires physical activity in all kinds of weather conditions.  Current positions are available in the following areas:

North Jersey:
1 Full time:  Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and northern Burlington Counties

South Jersey:
1 Part time (20-25 hrs/week):  Salem and Cumberland Counties
1 Part time:  Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic and southern Burlington Counties
To receive an application or to set up an interview contact:

For North Jersey Positions:
Kris Holmstrom, Research Project Coordinator II
For South Jersey Positions:
Joseph Ingerson-Mahar, Senior Project Coordinator

To phone, or visit:
Pest Management Office
Thompson Hall, Room 104
96 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
(848) 932-9802
(732) 932-9751 fax



Hey Rutgers Students! Got 30 minutes? You could win 1 of 5 $25 prizes. To learn more, go to tinyurl.com/FoodStudy250 Got questions? Email foodstudy@aesop.rutgers.edu


Participate in a PAID study on Leafy Greens

The Department of Food Science at Rutgers is looking for healthy, non-smoking men and women interested in participating in a PAID expert sensory panel. Information about the study: An expert panel is a group of people who train for several weeks to accurately and reliably evaluate the sensory characteristics of a food in this case, fresh basil and leafy greens. Candidates for this expert panel must be in good health, have normal taste and smell ability and enjoy working in a group setting. Volunteers will participate in a series of screening exercises. If selected for the panel, participants will undergo training (~2 sessions/wk for ~4-6 weeks) followed by formal evaluation sessions (~3-5 sessions/month) for approximately 2.5 years. For more information, contact rutgerssensorylab@gmail.com or by phone at 848-932-5419.


Loree Courtyard Organization

The Loree Courtyard Organization is a new SEBS service organization focused on beautifying the Cook/Douglass community for the enjoyment of its residents. Our main focus is renovating and maintaining the outdoor courtyard within the Loree Classroom building, providing a quiet, tranquil escape for all students between classes to study, meditate, or socialize. Activities of our club are perfect for those who love nature, gardening, fresh air, and community service! As the weather gets nicer, check out the Loree Courtyard and our April events!

Composting Workshop with SEA: Friday, April 20th 4:00pm, ENR Building


George Street Playhouse on Cook campus—new play opening soon!

The world renowned theater company is now located at the Ag Museum on College Farm Road. Opening on April 24, The Nerd, a rollicking farce by award-winning comic playwright Larry Shue. The play runs from April 24 through May 20. Student tickets $15 at all times. For tickets & more info go to https://georgestreetplayhouse.org/?gclid=CKn3h-Wr19YCFdOFswodKq0OtA


Internships for Social Change

The state's largest student-run nonprofit organization is hiring interns for the Fall 2018 semester! From environment to public health to democracy, NJPIRG empowers students to change their world from the bottom up. Now more than ever, students need to take action on the issues we care about. If you are interested in grassroots action, building your leadership skills, or becoming a volunteer or intern with NJPIRG Students, sign up for an information & interview session here: https://goo.gl/forms/jOMfN9YRjAg3XedO2


INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY LAB 11:115:313 ISBEING OFFERED DURING SUMMER B 2018! TU/TH 1:30-5PM LIPMAN 207 Come join us for fun with, spectrophotometry, standard curves, enzyme kinetics and more! Rising Seniors and those currently taking 11:160:209, 11:160:307 or equivalent contact allison.pohorence@rutgers.edu for SPN.