Man on a Mission
In one example of his impressive record of teaching, Glenn, who is the founder and codirector of the Coastal Ocean Observation Lab (the COOL Room) in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, led a team of faculty, students, and staff that successfully deployed and navigated the first unmanned research glider to cross the Atlantic in 2009.
Undergraduate students participated in every stage of the “Scarlet Knight” Rutgers RU27 underwater glider mission, from planning to recovery. In the process, they experienced the hallmarks of a great education—a demand for critical thinking and creative problem solving coupled with real-life experience and shared discovery.
“Professor Glenn is always energetic and excited to help and provide us with learning opportunities that most undergraduates never get to experience,” says junior Amelia Snow. “He treats his students as equals and really allows us to be involved in all the activities of the lab.”