On behalf of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) and New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), welcome to the Rutgers 250th anniversary, which began on Charter Day (Nov. 10, 2015) under the theme, "Rutgers. Revolutionary for 250 Years."
This yearlong Rutgers 250 celebration is the centerpiece of many notable observances at SEBS and NJAES in 2016, including the 100th anniversary of the Rutgers Gardens and the 70th anniversary of the Department of Food Science. Many events have been planned by the school, including the Dean's 250th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series and a student debate. We encourage everyone—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members—to join us. Moreover, NJAES will add to the celebrations across New Jersey by increasing its presence at county fairs and by highlighting the many products developed in our breeding programs such as our Scarlet Strawberry™, which made its commercial debut in Spring 2015.
I invite you to explore, participate, learn, hear our call to action, and celebrate with us during Rutgers' 250th anniversary year. I urge you to think about what you can do to ensure that our future is bright. I'm confident that school and NJAES faculty, students, alumni, and staff will strive to be "revolutionary" for the next 250 years.
— Executive Dean Bob Goodman