The Scarlet Spout Issue 3

Hi everyone, Issue 3 of our newsletter is out! We've wrapped up the 2011 fall semester and our current and upcoming events in which you can get involved into this newsletter.

Also, don't forget that by donating before Sunday, January 15th you can help us reach our goal of becoming the chapter with the greatest number of donors and win $5,000 -- we are intensely close (a few people) to winning! Spread the word to your family and friends!

You can mention Swing for Water, our fourth annual golf outing, too, and register now! Be there in the spring when the Rutgers University Golf Course opens!

To see the best of the best, download the attachment or get started reading immediately after the jump...

The Scarlet Spout Issue 2
Hi everyone, Issue 2 of our newsletter is out! The team has been working hard to assemble some of our most important happenings into a single newsletter. Read about updates for our Kenya and Guatemala projects and other chapter news! To see the best of the best, get started below after the jump...

Tuko Pamoja


Thanks to everyone who came out to join us last Friday, October 21, 2011 on College Avenue for Tuko Pamoja – We Are Together, our African-themed festival hosted by the Kenya committee. The awareness event featured activities and exhibitions including the TWESE African Dance Troupe, African conga drums, the Rutgers Swahili Language club, Sigma Phi Delta, and plenty of food. Thanks to the aforementioned groups and everyone who contributed to make the event so successful, especially Nicole Kent and all of the Kenya Committee.

In other news, the Guatemala Committee will be hosting the Second Annual Video Game Tournament on Friday, November 4 in SERC Room 209. To help out, contact Guatemala Project Lead Natalie Wright ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Guatemala Fundraising Chair Divya Vijapurapu ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). We will feature a tournament with prizes, games (Halo, FIFA, COD, Super Smash Bros., Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and more) and plenty of food from Chipotle, Jimmy John's, Dunkin Donuts, Au Bon Pain, and Starbucks! Click to enlarge the flyer.

Don't forget to come by our Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:30pm in BCC Room 122.

Within the World's Reach: Technologies for All
Within the World's Reach: Technologies for All

Please join us
at 5p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011
in the Busch Campus Center Multipurpose Room
with our special guest Dr. Christopher C. Obropta of the Water Resources Program
to learn about technologies that greatly impact societies at large.
* Featuring the Technologies Workshop: Biosand Filters*
* Food and refreshments will be served *

Technologies Without Borders: Technologies Across Borders

Engineers Without Borders - USA Rutgers
presents an event in the series
Technologies Without Borders: Technologies Across Borders

Across the nation, the uttering of the word "technology" draws with it extravagant images of the latest  high performance devices on the market.  However, the field of technology extends beyond the social applications of laptops, data phones, and iPads; technology is the usage and knowledge of tools, techniques or systems that are employed to promote a service or solve a problem.  Around the world technology is being applied to tackle pending issues that face communities.  Engineers Without Borders - USA Rutgers seeks to assist developing communities worldwide in an effort to improve their quality of life.  Through the use of sustainable technologies, EWB-USA Rutgers strives to breathe life back into communities - generally by delivering vital water to target villages.  Technologies that may pass unnoticed to us, can provide life internationally.


Speaker Bio

Christopher C. Obropta, Ph.D., P.E is the Extension Specialist in Water Resources with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and he is an Associate Professor with the Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University. He has a doctorate in Civil Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Obropta was an environmental consultant for 12 years at Omni Environmental Corporation. Dr. Obropta has a background in watershed management, water quality modeling, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and coastal engineering. His specific experience includes watershed restoration,onsite wastewater treatment system design and management, wasteload allocations and TMDL studies, stormwater management, wetland design, effluent dilution analyses, longshore sediment transport, computer-aided design, and geographic information systems (GIS). He teaches Bioresource Engineering Design I & II, where he directs student design teams to develop solutions to complex real-life engineering problems. With his extensive and impressive background, Dr. Obropta leads his highly specialized staff from the Water Resources Program to create innovative solutions to water quality issues in New Jersey.


Associate Extension Specialist in Water Resources
Rutgers Cooperative Extension
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551
P: (732) 932-9800 ext. 6209
F: (732) 932-8644
C: (908) 229-0210



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