Bringing the Rutgers experience to southern New Jersey and the Delaware Valley, Rutgers University–Camden prepares the next generations of leaders by delivering interdisciplinary and innovative research, rigorous academic programs and engaged experiential learning opportunities, and solution-oriented services that change communities. As one of the nation’s highest-ranked public regional universities, Rutgers University–Camden offers access to a top-quality educational experience to a diverse population; our size allows undergraduate and graduate students to thrive in an intimate and supportive atmosphere within a preeminent public university. Rutgers University–Camden continues to build on its core strengths by creating distinct areas of research excellence, strengthening interdisciplinary graduate and professional programs, and improving student success through a wide range of supportive programming. Our prominence as a research institution is strong and rising. Rutgers University–Camden is home to an increasingly productive faculty that, on a per capita basis and adjusted for the scale of our campus, generates original research, publishes in leading scholarly journals and with top publishing houses, and attracts research funding at a comprehensive and truly impressive rate. Our research faculty engage with K-12 populations to encourage overall STEM enrollments, particularly from underserved populations. And our commitment to engaging students in original research at all levels is a signature characteristic of the Rutgers–Camden learning experience
Q-STEP at Rutgers University–Camden strives to increase the numbers of successful graduates in the sciences and mathematics and to enhance the level of their quantitative skills. A fundamental activity of the Q-STEP program is the creation of a community of scholars in the quantitative sciences. The community provides a supportive social network, increased chances for group study and problem-solving, peer tutoring, and opportunities for early and consistent involvement in research. Q-STEP Scholars are entering freshmen, while Q-STEP Mentors are more advanced students (in their junior year). This program is supported through the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The Computational Biology Summer Program provides meaningful summer research experiences to 10 undergraduate students and combines experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches with a focus on the intersection of the mathematical, computational, and biological sciences. In addition to the research experience, students receive computational biology training, professional skills development, and enrichment sessions geared towards broadening their understanding of the application of and issues surrounding scientific research. Faculty and post-graduate mentors guide the research projects and advise students toward further study and career development.
The Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University–Camden started the Research Academy to enable students to participate in research in computer science during their undergraduate studies. Students who are part of this academy have an opportunity to study advanced courses early on in their studies at Rutgers–Camden. Through these courses the students are trained to do research and to do so with the Rutgers–Camden computer science faculty. Conducting research as an undergraduate helps students find jobs as well as make them attractive for admissions into graduate schools. Several computer science students from Rutgers–Camden have been admitted to top graduate programs. Eligible students may also receive financial support.