Message from Dean Tom Farris

For more than 150 years, the School of Engineering has provided the spark that has ignited the imagination of students from New Jersey, around the world, and across a host of engineering disciplines. Our continued success depends on our ability to expand and improve as changing times demand.

We are now in the midst of a dynamic era, reshaping programs to address specific societal issues and building the facilities to advance our goals. From new energy initiatives and drug delivery mechanisms, to stepping up to meet our deteriorating infrastructure demands, the School of Engineering is preparing students to be innovators and leaders.

The Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering will not just provide a state-of-the-art facility for student learning and research, it will also transform the Busch campus. Designed to anchor the School of Engineering complex, the new facility is part of the Rutgers-New Brunswick redevelopment project as presented in the university’s Strategic Plan. It will be the first structure to be built as part of this historic multi-year, multi-campus effort.

However, completing this project to its fullest extent with well-equipped labs and cutting-edge technologies requires the support and commitment of our alumni, industry, research partners, and friends. I hope you will consider the naming opportunities in this new flagship building, and join our effort with your leadership support.

Thomas N. Farris, Ph.D.
Dean, Rutgers University School of Engineering