Delivering medication innovatively - Can plastic carry a cure? Polymers may transport treatments for host of conditions. A tiny piece of plastic may hold the key to delivering medications more effectively and efficiently to treat some of mankind’s most devastating illnesses, ensuring patients receive the best care they need in the right timeframe and improving and possibly saving lives.… ... Learn More
Transforming waste into products - How can falling trees improve sustainability? By turning waste products into plastics. It might not seem logical, this goal of simultaneously helping the environment and helping a soldier. It might seem futuristic to, in effect, fashion a tree into a helmet for a warrior, a spice into a coating for a tank. It might seem… ... Learn More
Exploring life-saving treatments - Can cool research save lives? When temperatures decrease, hope increases for stroke patients. We know the symptoms but maybe not the stats: Nearly 800,000 people a year in the United States suffer a stroke, and almost 130,000 people die from a stroke – the fifth leading cause of death. For those who survive, stroke is… ... Learn More
Seeking virtual answers to real-world problems - Can a virtual world help solve real-world problems? The VR Center at Rowan does – across many fields. In the Virtual Reality Center at the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University, physicians virtually dissect their patients, peering into lungs and brain without wielding a scalpel. Engineers evaluate a town’s sewer system without getting their… ... Learn More
Seeking insight, protecting the Earth - Why chase an asteroid? To learn about, and protect, the Earth. For starters, to gather information and possibly protect the planet, that’s why. Since 2008, Dr. Harold Connolly Jr. has been part of the first NASA mission to collect an asteroid sample and return it to Earth for analysis. The approximately $1 billion OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and… ... Learn More
Building better roads and runways - How can we CREATE better roadways? Study where the rubber meets the road. More than 4 million miles of paved roads traverse the United States, interstates traveled by truckers transporting products critical to our GNP, highways used by families heading on vacation, streets that lead from home to work to supermarkets to soccer games. And… ... Learn More
Exploring fossils, eyeing the future - Why dig up the past? Because fossils can tell us about the future. More than 65 million years ago, a massive asteroid struck Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs and 75 percent of the species on our planet. New clues about this pivotal, momentous and mysterious event are emerging from a former marl mine in… ... Learn More
Seeking solution for fatal childhood disease - How does research provide hope for sick children? By developing innovative ways to provide treatment. Perhaps the saddest thing anyone can tell parents of children afflicted by disease is that there is no hope. This is what physicians currently tell loved ones of children with Canavan disease – a fatal childhood neurological condition that usually… ... Learn More

Contact Us: For more information about any of these initiatives, please contact:
Dr. Joe Cardona, cardona@rowan.edu, 856-256-4236.