Advance Rutgers: February 2022
In a time of great disruption and rapid change, Rutgers remains devoted to advancing the public good and lighting paths forward. The stories below highlight four transformational efforts underway at the university. They’re all part of Rutgers’ plan to create opportunities for our students to become better citizens and make our world a better place.
Serving the Common Good
Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway recently announced the creation of the Rutgers Summer Service Internship (RSSI) Initiative, which will offer students paid public service internships. The effort reflects Holloway’s vision, detailed in an essay in the New York Times, for uniting a divided country through civic service.
Pushing the Frontiers of Science
An interdisciplinary effort strives to spur economic change and leverage social opportunities in the age of intelligent tools. Learn more in the Advance Rutgers podcast.
Uplifting Innovative Thinkers
Scarlet Promise Grants, which provide undergraduate financial aid and emergency relief, enable talented students like Steven Perez-Badillo to create game-changing innovations. Watch the short video below to learn how Perez-Badillo, a mechanical engineering student, is building a better world.
Examining the Ethics of Algorithms
Predictive algorithms are causing inequities in American society. In “The Ethics of Algorithms,” learn how a major initiative at Rutgers is harnessing the power of machine learning to make it more transparent—and a cause for good.