Rutgers has excellent facilities for both field and laboratory research. The
program is located in two locations on the campus of Rutgers' Cook College. The
agricultural portion of the program is located in an eleven-acre, predominantly
wooded area. Open areas provide the opportunity for conducting field experiments
and projects. Generous laboratory space includes environmentally controlled
rooms, computer-controlled greenhouses, machine vision and analytical facilities
for examining the quality of plants, harvested crops and their storage
parameters. A fully equipped machine shop operated by a full time staff provides
all necessary support for fabricating and maintaining project-oriented
The environmental portion of the program is located in the Environmental
Sciences department with state-of-the-art environmental laboratories (http://www.envsci.rutgers.edu).
Laboratories in other programs can also be used for certain research projects.
The Rutgers library system, with holdings of more than three million volumes,
ranks among the top twenty-five university research libraries in the nation. The
Stephen and Lucy Chang Science Library is located on Cook College campus and
provides a great resource for students in the program.
Rutgers' Computing services department is among the strongest and most
innovative computer facilities in the nation. In addition, the program has
state-of-the-art microcomputers and software, as well as graphics, data
acquisition and process control equipment. Students also have access to
excellent graphics and word processing support for preparing technical papers,
reports and theses.