Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section.
When she went to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Janki Shah knew she wanted to go above and beyond the conventional academic path to make a difference in the lives of others. That drive led her to start the Women’s Health Literacy Project, an initiative to get medical counseling and treatment for women and families in need.
Students and professors from Rutgers University have teamed up with consortium of community and school organizations to save the children of a beleaguered Newark, N.J., neighborhood from violent crime, severe economic inequality and other major life challenges.
A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields.
“We’ve gotten smart about how to build a bridge. We built a road bridge in Scotland that’s 90 feet long and has three spans. And we built it in four days — start to finish.”
Rutgers University student Katherine Lau knows a career in biomedical engineering has the potential to change lives. And this summer, she saw just what kind of impact she can have when she helped build a hand using 3D printing technology for a 4-year-old girl.
Seeing eye dogs are a necessity for many Americans, and one student group at Rutgers is helping to train the best.
About 1,000 babies are born in the United States each year with this debilitating disease, and about 70,000 to 100,000 Americans are estimated to have it.
Creighton Drury was part of an inspiring basketball team at Rutgers 25 years ago. Now, he’s leading a team that’s changing the lives of at-risk kids in New York.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) pop up in the news fairly often these days.
Ellen Anderson is living proof that answering a call for volunteers can lead to a worldwide movement.
It has been almost two years since Super Storm Sandy devastated the eastern seaboard, but the impact is still painfully apparent. Families and businesses are still trying to rebuild, and Rutgers is working to ensure that the new New Jersey is more resistent and better prepared for the next major storm.
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Students at Rutgers University are studying the relationship between humans and the buildings in which they live.
Priya Shah’s life was stable. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and economics from Rutgers in 2011. Out of college, she started work at a marketing firm in New Jersey. For someone who was born in India and immigrated to the United States at age three, the progression of life appeared ideal.
This year, the University of Maryland and Rutgers University join the Big Ten. Each school already has a tradition of living big, with students, faculty and alumni impacting the world with their service and research. As part of BTN LiveBIG share a Solution, student journalists at Maryland and Rutgers have shared some of these solution stories with us. Check them out below. And if you are a Big Ten student, share your solution story with us by April 18th and you may win an inaugural BTN LiveBIG Solutions Journalism Award.