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Through the Rutgers 250 mobile app, you can take a virtual historical tour of Rutgers' three main locations, browse "Today in Rutgers' History," and learn about Rutgers 250 events.
Download the App
Available now on the iTunes App Store and for Android on Google Play.
The App features Today in Rutgers History
The Rutgers 250 App was developed in collaboration with the following departments and individuals:
Project Management: Graduate assistant, Julie Park GSNB'18 working with support and research coordinator, Steve Shimchick SC&I'15 led the development of the app.
Photography Research: The application's imagery was researched in collaboration with Rutgers University Archives and Special Collections, University Communications and Marketing Office of Creative Services, Elijah Reiss SAS'18, Saskia Kusnecov SAS‘15, and Rutgers 250 student interns.
Historical Tours: Historical and thematic walking tour content was created with the help of Rutgers University Archives and Special Collections, Saskia Kusnecov SAS‘15, Elijah Reiss SAS'18, and students in the course "Public History: Theory, Method, and Practice" within the Department of American Studies (301:01), taught by professor Andy Urban at the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Saskia, a member of the class, joined the Rutgers 250 Office as an intern during the summer of 2015 to help collect, edit, and refine tour content and graphics for the mobile application.
Today in Rutgers’ History section: Tom Struble (CC'81), a volunteer, provided research, editing, and content development assistance for the "Today in Rutgers' History" component of the app.
Graphic Design: Graphic elements were designed by University Communications and Marketing, assisted by students in the course "Design III, B" (432:01), led by professor Jacqueline Thaw from the Visual Arts Department of the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Tara Savage MGSA'16 was a member of the class and joined the Rutgers 250 Office and the Office of Creative Services as a graphic arts intern to help complete and consolidate the final work of the class.
Programming and Application Development: The structural elements of the application were created by Rutgers University Mobile App Development Group (RuMAD), a student organization, founded by Nis Frome RBS'14 and Yair Aviner RBS'14, and is currently led by Vivek Seth SAS'16, and also includes Joshua Romer SAS'16 and Shreyas Hirday ENG'17.