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Business 101: How One Area Business School is Working to Support High School Entrepreneurs

29 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/28/13 - It’s never too early for young students to turn an idea into a viable business, according to the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. To support the concept,the Lally School will host its annual business plan competition for high school students May 29.



After Emergency Appendectomy, Class of 2013 Rensselaer Graduate Receives Diploma from President Jackson at the Hospital

28 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/28/13 - Second Lt. Paul Maloney, USMC, Rensselaer Class of 2013, had a memorable Commencement; perhaps a bit more memorable than he and his family had bargained for.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute To Host Conversation With U.S. Civil Rights Icon, Military Expert, Fortune 500 CEO, and Technology and Philanthropy Pioneer on May 24

23 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/23/13 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will convene the 11th annual President’s Commencement Colloquy, engaging its 2013 honorary degree recipients—leaders in the government, military, business, philanthropy, nonprofit, and technology sectors—in a discussion titled “Leading Cultural Shifts: Courage, Creativity, Commitment,” to be moderated by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduates Urged To Build Stronger Communities at 207th Commencement

25 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/25/13 - U.S. Representative John R. Lewis (D-GA) — one of the nation’s most dedicated and courageous civil rights leaders — urged graduates to use their skills to build a kinder, more equitable society, at the 207th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Saturday.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Presents Graduating Seniors With Newly Created CLASS Awards

23 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/23/13 - As Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute prepared to host the 207th Commencement ceremony, the Division of Student Life carved out time to honor several graduating seniors as the first recipients of the newly created CLASS Awards.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute To Host Conversation With U.S. Civil Rights Icon, Military Expert, Fortune 500 CEO, and Technology and Philanthropy Pioneer on May 24

23 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/23/13 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will convene the 11th annual President’s Commencement Colloquy, engaging its 2013 honorary degree recipients—leaders in the government, military, business, philanthropy, nonprofit, and technology sectors—in a discussion titled “Leading Cultural Shifts: Courage, Creativity, Commitment,” to be moderated by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson.



Rensselaer Hosts Conference on “Assistive Technology” for the Arts

22 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/22/13 - Sponsored by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, a one-day conference at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will center on technologies that aid mobility disabled people in making art and music.



Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Launches First Interactive, Online Lighting Design Resource for Homes

20 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/20/13 - The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched the first interactive website to help homeowners, contractors, and builders choose the right light bulbs, fixtures, and controls to maximize energy savings, calculate lighting costs, and achieve lighting effects to meet a wide range of needs in their homes.



Class of 2013 Shout-out: Thank You RPI

21 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/21/13 - Before leaving, Cary Ann Kaczowka, a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2013, had some parting words that she wanted to share with the campus.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2013 Parting Gift: A Giant Rubik's Cube

21 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/21/13 - Each year at Commencement, the graduating class presents the university with a unique and spirited gift. And now the fastest selling toy in history will find a home on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus.



NYSERDA Awards $1.8 Million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute To Boost Efficiency of Supercomputing Center

14 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/14/13 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced $1.8 million in funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for critical upgrades to the electrical and mechanical infrastructure of the university’s supercomputing center, the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI).



Troy Riverfront Park Playscape Furniture on Exhibit

09 May 2013 16:00:00 EST

05/09/13 - Recreation gets a redesign in an exhibit of "playscape" furniture designed for the Troy Riverfront Park as part of a collaboration between the City of Troy and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture.



Beat the Odds: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Community Set to Raise Funds and Cancer Awareness

25 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

04/25/13 - More than 1,000 members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute community, along with family and friends, will participate in the eighth annual Relay For Life event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.



Capital Region’s Top Research Institutions Host Symposium on Building Collaborations in Research Leading to Medical Advances

24 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

04/24/13 - Biomedical researchers, industry leaders and policymakers joined together Wednesday to discuss ways to build collaborations among Capital Region institutions that will be able to translate basic scientific research into practical, commercial health care applications.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Inducts New Members Into Phalanx Honor Society

22 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

04/22/13 - Twenty-three students have been inducted into the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Phalanx Honor Society for 2013.



The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Engineers Without Borders in Panama

15 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

04/15/13 - Life is simple for the community of Sandubidi the island of Isla Popa in the Bocas del Toro region of the Republic of Panama. However, a daily challenge they face is access to clean water.



The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Celebrating Student Leadership

11 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

04/11/13 - GM Week, currently under way, is an annual student-run event, focusing on the election of new student government representatives, with the Grand Marshal serving as the highest elected official in student government.



GameFest 2013 at Rensselaer: Future Play – Competition of Student Designed Video Games From Four Regional Collegiate Programs

10 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

04/10/13 - Four collegiate game design programs, 40 student-designed video games, speakers from five game design companies, and one rollicking concert of game music favorites in EMPAC.



Designing a Structure One Can at a Time To Help Feed Local Families

09 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

04/09/13 - This year, a team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute architecture students took home the “Structural Ingenuity” award at the 2013 Canstruction event at the New York State Museum.



Manufacturing Pioneer To Receive Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Davies Medal

08 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

04/08/13 - Celebrated innovator and metallurgist Hugo. S. Ferguson, Class of 1956, will receive the prestigious Davies Medal for Engineering Achievement from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Engineering.



Renowned Human Rights and Civil Liberties Pioneer Congressman John Lewis To Address Rensselaer Graduates at 207th Commencement

03 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

04/02/13 - U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) — one of the nation’s most dedicated and courageous civil rights leaders — will address Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduates at the 207th Commencement May 25, 2013.



Three Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Student Teams Earn Top Honors for Entrepreneurial Ideas

28 Mar 2013 16:00:00 EST

03/28/13 - Student creativity and entrepreneurial thinking to make bridges and buildings more resilient to earthquakes, aid bone regeneration, and enhance the online shopping experience have received funding from the Rensselaer Class of ’51 Entrepreneurship Fund.



Sensing Environments – Rensselaer Research Celebrates Earth Day

20 Mar 2013 16:00:00 EST

03/20/13 - Rensselaer will celebrate the countdown to Earth Day with a weeklong festival of performances, lectures, films, exhibits, and workshops centered on environmental sustainability.



Rising Research Rockstars: Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair To Celebrate Promising Middle and High School Researchers on March 23

18 Mar 2013 16:00:00 EST

03/18/13 - More than 100 Capital Region middle and high school students will participate in the 23rd annual Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair Saturday, March 23.



First Meeting of New Research Data Alliance March 18 in Sweden Will Feature Leading ‘Big Data’ Experts and Others Working To Make Research Data Easier To Share

15 Mar 2013 16:00:00 EST

03/13/13 - U.S. involvement is led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Computer Science Professor Francine Berman and Professor Beth A. Plale, of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.



U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce Patrick Gallagher To Kick Off Inaugural Rensselaer CATS/CEG Advanced Manufacturing Conference

11 Mar 2013 9:00:00 EST

03/11/13 - Patrick D. Gallagher, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will provide the keynote address for the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Conference.



Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize Winner Seeks Brighter, Smarter, and More Efficient LEDs

03 Mar 2013 9:00:00 EST

03/05/13 - Ming Ma has developed a new method to manufacture light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are brighter, more energy efficient, and have superior technical properties than those on the market today.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Moving Smarter Lighting Systems from the Laboratory to the Marketplace

26 Feb 2013 9:00:00 EST

02/26/13 - Lighting industry leaders will deliver a pair of keynote addresses today at the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) fourth annual Industry-Academia Days.



Supporting Budding Entrepreneurs

26 Feb 2013 9:00:00 EST

02/26/13 - It’s never too early to encourage college students to find a way turn an idea into a viable business, according to the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. To support the concept, the Lally School will host its annual business plan competition for undergraduate and graduate students Feb. 26-27.



Connecting Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Students With Successful Capital Region Entrepreneurs

22 Feb 2013 9:00:00 EST

02/22/13 - With several teams of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute undergraduate and graduate students vying for the top prize in the upcoming Rensselaer Business Plan Competition, the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship in the Lally School of Management and Technology and the Albany-based Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) are collaborating to connect Rensselaer students with local, highly successful entrepreneurs.



Working To Help Students Plan for Future Careers

13 Feb 2013 9:00:00 EST

02/13/13 - To help Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students who are interested in identifying, planning for, and achieving future career goals, the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) is hosting the annual Spring Career Fair.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson Urges the Congress to Strengthen the U.S. Innovation Ecosystem

06 Feb 2013 9:00:00 EST

02/06/13 - The health, prosperity, security, and global leadership of the United States depends on our strength in science and technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson told a U.S. Congressional panel today.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson Calls for New Approaches To Harness the Power of Science and Technology To Address Global Challenges

23 Jan 2013 9:00:00 EST

01/23/13 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson has called for a new way of working and learning to harness the power of science and technology for the urgent purpose of developing answers to the intersecting challenges of energy, food, water, health, and national security, climate change, and natural resource allocation.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson to Speak at the Royal Academy of Engineering and Participate in 2013 World Economic Forum

21 Jan 2013 9:00:00 EST

01/21/13 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson will deliver the annual ERA Foundation International Lecture at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London on January 22, 2013.



Rensselaer Awarded Gift to Establish Fellowship in Astrobiology

20 Dec 2012 9:00:00 EST

12/20/12 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced today a $480,000 gift from the Emily Landecker Foundation.



Lighting Research Center Celebrates 25 Years of Research and Education

17 Dec 2012 9:00:00 EST

12/17/12 - The Lighting Research Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for March 20, 2013 in Troy, N.Y.



Students Drive Effort To Introduce “Smart Lighting” on Rensselaer Campus

12 Dec 2012 9:00:00 EST

12/12/12 - An effort by students, faculty, and staff at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to install ultra-efficient LED light bulbs in one campus facility will save the university about $21,000 per year.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hudson Valley FLL, and Time Warner Cable Set To Host FIRST LEGO® League Robotics Tournament for Local Elementary and Middle Schools

05 Dec 2012 9:00:00 EST

12/06/12 - More than 120 students have been working together to use their imagination and creativity in combination with science and technology to seek ways to improve the quality of life for seniors as part of the FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament at Rensselaer.



Lending a Helping Hand

05 Dec 2012 9:00:00 EST

12/05/12 - To assist communities and residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy, on Saturday, Dec. 8, Rensselaer will host a live telethon event to raise funds to help victims.



Orchestra and Chorus to Perform in Dec. 16 Holiday Concert at Rensselaer

05 Dec 2012 9:00:00 EST

12/05/12 -Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a holiday concert featuring the Rensselaer Orchestra, the Rensselaer Concert Choir, and a Festival Chorus on Sunday, Dec.16, at 3 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.



A Walk that Makes a Difference

19 Oct 2012 10:00:00 EST

10/19/12 - The journey to end breast cancer may often start with a simple step. On Sunday, Oct 21, several members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus will join thousands of individuals participating in the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.



Welcome to Campus: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Set to Host Family Weekend Oct. 19-21

19 Oct 2012 10:00:00 EST

10/19/12 - As the leaves turn color and the cool autumn weather settles in, more than 4,400 people are expected to visit campus this weekend to celebrate Family Weekend.



Rensselaer Speakers Forum To Present Facebook Entrepreneurs the Winklevoss Twins

18 Oct 2012 10:00:00 EST

10/18/12 - Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss—commonly known as “the Winklevoss twins”—were launched into the public eye in 2004, when they filed a lawsuit against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.



“NanoSpace” Answers Call To Improve Science Literacy

16 Oct 2012 10:00:00 EST

10/16/12 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has unveiled NanoSpace, an online “molecular theme park” populated with more than 25 games, activities, and animations to educate and excite young students about the world of atoms and molecules.



Rensselaer Seeking Creative, Clever Students to Help Name New Supercomputerr

15 Oct 2012 10:00:00 EST

10/15/12 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is looking to its brilliant students, world-class faculty, and peerless staff to help name its new supercomputing system.



Researcher Brigitte Arduini Named Director of Stem Cell Research Core at Rensselaer

11 Oct 2012 10:00:00 EST

10/11/12 - Brigitte Arduini has been named director of the New York state-funded Stem Cell Research Core Facility, within the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer.



Rensselaer To Host Area High School Students for 2012 National Manufacturing Day

27 Sept 2012 10:00:00 EST

09/27/12 - As part of its ongoing mission to educate and inspire the next generation of technology leaders, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host local high school students for a morning and afternoon of activities to celebrate national Manufacturing Day.



Faculty Performances and Exhibition Celebrate Milestones at Rensselaer

27 Sept 2012 10:00:00 EST

09/27/12 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Department of the Arts with a series of events, including a concert and exhibition of electronic arts showcasing the full spectrum of talent within the department.



President and CEO of Wing Power Energy Named Entrepreneur of the Year

11 Sept 2012 10:00:00 EST

09/11/12 - Harry Ruda—a high-tech, serial entrepreneur whose career spans more than 35 years in the areas of information technology, software, and telecomm—has been selected as the 2012 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson Participating in the 2012 World Economic Forum “Summer Davos” in China

10 Sept 2012 10:00:00 EST

09/10/12 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson is participating in the 2012 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Summer Davos,” to be held September 11-13, 2012, in Tianjin, China.



Rensselaer Engineers Help High School Students Explore the Physics of Everyday Life

10 Sept 2012 10:00:00 EST

09/10/12 - Professor Patrick Underhill and senior Hannah Fix spent the summer developing four “kits” that contain everything needed for researchers to run a fun-filled, memorable educational outreach workshop on the topic of fluid physics at their local high school.



Rensselaer Appoints Biotechnology, Administrative, and Education Leader Jonathan S. Dordick as Vice President for Research

04 Sept 2012 10:00:00 EST

09/04/12 - Jonathan S. Dordick, the current director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) and Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been appointed vice president for research, effective today.



Two Rensselaer Alumni Honored as Presidential Early Career Award Winners

22 Aug 2012 10:00:00 EST

08/22/12 - Two Rensselaer graduates have been honored as recipients of the national Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.



Rensselaer Welcomes Members of the Class of 2016

21 Aug 2012 10:00:00 EST

08/21/12 - The incoming Class of 2016 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute promises to be an exceptional group, with an increase in average SAT scores, and more than 100 receiving a perfect 800 SAT critical reading or math score. In addition, three students scored 1600, and two students received a perfect 2400. Sixty-six percent of the students are coming from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.



Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson Selected as an International Fellow of the British Royal Academy of Engineering

19 Jul 2012 10:00:00 EST

07/19/12 - Dr. Jackson is one of only four International Fellows in the 2012 Class.



Rensselaer Co-Hosts Manufacturing Education Conference

16 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EST

07/16/12 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will co-host the 2012 Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) Manufacturing Conference. Now in its sixth year, the event is attended by K-12 and university instructors from North America and aims to strengthen manufacturing education.



Area Youth Gearing Up To Explore Math and Science Adventure at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

28 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EST

06/28/12 - Forty-eight area middle school students are curing the summer “brain drain” this year with a heavy dose of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fun at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.



Rensselaer Dean of Engineering To Deliver Keynote Address at Professional Society Meeting

08 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EST

06/08/12 - David Rosowsky, dean of the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will deliver the keynote address today at the annual meeting of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) in Saratoga Springs.



Graduates Urged To Seize Modern Day “Sputnik Challenge” and “Take Chances” at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 206th Commencement

26 May 2012 12:00:00 EST

05/26/12 - Former U.S. House of Representative Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon told graduates to use their education to answer today’s “Sputnik challenge,” while U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu spoke to the value of individual conviction at the 206th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Saturday.



Bringing a Piece of History Back To Life in Downtown Troy

24 May 2012 12:00:00 EST

05/24/12 - Today, after more than 150 years of residing on an architecturally diverse streetscape in the center of the City of Troy’s historic district, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Columbia Development Companies held a ribbon cutting to unveil the project that has converted the Chasan Building into office space for the Rensselaer Institute Advancement team.



Meet the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2012: An Overview of the 206th Commencement

24 May 2012 12:00:00 EST

05/24/12 - This year, 1,613 students will receive degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, May 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) stadium.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute To Host Colloquy With Leaders From Each Branch of the U.S. Government—Executive, Legislative, Judicial—Along With Pioneers in the Business and Academic Sectors, May 25

16 May 2012 12:00:00 EST

05/16/12 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will convene the 10th annual President’s Commencement Colloquy, engaging its 2012 honorary degree recipients in a discussion titled Honoring Tradition, Responding to a Changing World, moderated by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson.



Rensselaer Students Build Sustainable Bedroom for Haitian Orphanage

15 May 2012 12:00:00 EST

05/10/12 - Members of the student group Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been hard at work transforming a used 20-foot steel shipping container into a safe, comfortable, and transportable bedroom for orphaned children in Haiti.



GameFest 2012 at Rensselaer Expands to a Regional Reach

25 April 2012 12:00:00 EST

04/25/12 - Get ready for the biggest GameFest yet, as the annual showcase of student-designed video games grows to include more than 40 entries from students of the Rensselaer Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) program, as well as game design programs at Rochester Institute of Technology and Champlain College.



Rensselaer Celebrates Graduates Who Engineered Fenway Park

19 April 2012 12:00:00 EST

04/19/12 - As Boston Red Sox and baseball fans prepare to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park’s inaugural game on April 20, 1912, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is celebrating two alumni who played a key role in designing and building the storied ballpark.



Astrobiology Conference Session Dedicated to Seminal Origins of Life Researcher James Ferris of Rensselaer

19 April 2012 12:00:00 EST

04/19/12 - Students, mentees, and scientific collaborators of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor of Chemistry James Ferris gathered at a special session of the 2012 Astrobiology Science Conference in Atlanta, Ga., on April 19 to honor the scientist.



It’s Not Just for Boys: Girls Are Into Math and Science Too

18 April 2012 12:00:00 EST

04/18/12 - More than 200 10th and 11th grade girls from the Capital Region, other parts of New York state, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and across New England will participate in the “Design Your Future Day (DYFD)” program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, April 21.



Rensselaer To Host First Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

17 April 2012 12:00:00 EST

04/17/12 - On April 25 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the first of a planned series of regional workshops to design a proposed $1 billion federal program, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). This inaugural workshop will take place at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center on the Rensselaer campus in Troy, N.Y.



Manufacturing Innovation and Economic Growth at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

16 April 2012 12:00:00 EST

04/16/12 - Michael Molnar, chief manufacturing officer of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), will deliver the keynote address at the Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) 2012 Technology Showcase and Conference.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Inducts New Members Into Phalanx Honor Society

09 April 2012 12:00:00 EST

04/09/12 - Twenty-five students have been inducted into the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Phalanx Honor Society for 2012.



Leading Innovation Expert and Former U.S. House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee Chairman Barton J. Gordon Will Speak at 206th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Commencement May 26

04 April 2012 12:00:00 EST

04/04/12 - Barton J. Gordon — one of the nation’s leading bipartisan experts on innovation during his 26-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives — will deliver the main address at the 206th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Commencement here on May 26.



A Selfless Act

30 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST

03/30/12 - Two years ago, Class of 2003 graduate Lt. Miroslav “Steven” Zilberman, who was serving as a Naval pilot aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, made a decision that saved the lives of three of his crewmates. For his selfless act of bravery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a special plaque dedication ceremony in honor of Lt. Zilberman on Saturday, March 31.



Freshman Applications Surge Past 15,000 at Rensselaer

26 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST

03/26/12 - It’s official. A record total of 15, 201 high school students have filed applications to attend Rensselaer this fall, according to numbers released today by the Rensselaer Office of Admissions.



Rising Research Rockstars!:Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair Set to Celebrate Promising Middle and High School Researchers on March 24, 2012

23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST

03/23/12 - More than 100 area middle and high school students will participate in the greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 24 on the Rensselaer campus in the Walker Laboratory building.



New Lecture Series at Rensselaer To Focus on Nuclear Engineering Research

22 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST

03/22/12 - A new lecture series at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is dedicated to fostering discussion and public interest in topics related to nuclear engineering. The Rensselaer Nuclear Engineering Program will launch the Richard T. Lahey Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series in Nuclear Engineering at 2 p.m. Monday, April 9, in the auditorium of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies.



Three Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Student Teams Earn Top Honors for Entrepreneurial Ideas

16 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST

03/16/12 - Student creativity and entrepreneurial thinking for detecting bacteria in water, the development of a portable water filtration system, and a revolutionary approach to designing a low-cost, high-efficiency biomass home heating source have received funding from the Rensselaer Class of ’51 Entrepreneurship Fund.



Hyde Collection Exhibits Rensselaer School of Architecture Student Conceptual Design

03 March 2012 08:00:00 EST

03/01/12 - The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is mounting an unusual exhibit, titled “Building Futures: Re-Envisioning the Hyde at Rensselaer.” The exhibit presents conceptual proposals for expanding the Hyde campus, designed by faculty and students of the Rensselaer School of Architecture.



Student Club Creates Unprecedented 360-Degree Video of Weather Balloon’s 89,777-Foot Ascent

23 Feb 2012 08:00:00 EST

02/23/12 - Members of a student club at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a unique 360-degree video chronicling a weather balloon’s 89,777-foot ascent into space.



Let’s Go! Exploring Engineering Day Arrives Feb. 18 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

17 Feb 2012 08:00:00 EST

02/17/12 - In celebration of National Engineers Week, the School of Engineering at Rensselaer will host its annual Exploring Engineering Day event.



Rensselaer Web Scientists to Help Lead Conference on Computation in Healthcare and Life Sciences

17 Feb 2012 08:00:00 EST

02/17/12- Web scientist and Research Associate Professor Joanne Luciano in the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is co-chairing the 2012 Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS) conference Feb 22-24 in Boston, Mass.



Innovating Smarter Lighting Systems and a Brighter Future at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

13 Feb 2012 08:00:00 EST

02/08/13 - U.S. Representative Paul D. Tonko will deliver the keynote address today to help kick off the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) third annual Industry-Academia Days.



Rensselaer Names Assistant Vice President for Advancement

08 Feb 2012 08:00:00 EST

02/08/12 - Joseph Medina has been appointed assistant vice president for advancement strategy, services, and infrastructure at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.



It’s All About STEM, the Arts, the Electric Slide Dance, and Future Careers

02 Feb 2012 08:00:00 EST

02/02/12 - More than 1,000 area students, families, teachers, and community organizations are expected at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Saturday, Feb. 4, to participate in the 14th annual Black Family Technology Awareness Day.



Rensselaer Research Vice President Francine Berman Appointed Co-Chair as National Academy of Sciences Board on Research Data and Information Names New Members

31 Jan 2012 08:00:00 EST

01/31/12 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Vice President-Research Francine Berman was named a co-chair of The Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) of the National Academy of Sciences.



Energy-Saving Efforts at Rensselaer Athletic Complex Earn Recognition From NYSERDA

26 Jan 2012 08:00:00 EST

01/27/12 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has given Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute a High Performance Building Plaque for energy-saving investments that will reduce energy use and save the Institute $223,513 annually.



Rensselaer Nuclear Safety Expert To Brief Congressional Staffer

25 Jan 2012 08:00:00 EST

01/25/12 - Nuclear safety expert Peter Caracappa, the campus radiation officer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will visit Capitol Hill Friday to brief congressional staffers on radiation and radioactivity.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson to Receive American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2011 Philip Hauge Abelson Award

23 Jan 2012 08:00:00 EST

01/23/12 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, to receive its prestigious 2011 Philip Hauge Abelson Award.



Rensselaer President and Three Institute Researchers to Deliver ‘Ideas Lab’ Presentation at World Economic Forum

24 Jan 2012 08:00:00 EST

01/24/12 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson and three top researchers from the Institute have been invited to deliver an “Ideas Lab” presentation at the World Economic Forum Jan. 25-29 in Davos, Switzerland.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Adopts New Faculty Senate Constitution

16 Dec 2011 08:00:00 EST

12/16/11 - The faculty, provost, president, and Board of Trustees of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have approved a new faculty senate constitution.



My Life: An Enduring Passion for Boxing, and a Desire To Raise Funds for and Awareness About Liver Disease

15 Dec 2011 08:00:00 EST

12/15/11 - Shannon Miller, 37, plans to return to the ring – not only for the love of the sport, but also to raise awareness and funds for liver disease.



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Time Warner Cable Set to Host FIRST LEGO® League Robotics Tournament for Local Middle Schools

08 Dec 2011 08:00:00 EST

12/08/11 - Thirteen middle school teams from around the Capital Region are set to compete in the FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Dec. 10.



Think Big: Ten Rensselaer Students Recognized for Innovative Ideas to “Change the World”

05 Dec 2011 08:00:00 EST

12/05/11 - A system to increase intravenous therapy, a breakthrough in detecting bacteria in water, an innovation that prevents disease and creates jobs and cogeneration water purification for China are just a few of the winning ideas in the Fall 2011 Change the World Challenge.



Rensselaer Business School Names 2011 Recipient of the Herman Family Fellowship

02 Dec 2011 08:00:00 EST

12/02/11 - The Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has awarded Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) student Cathy Wheelock its prestigious Herman Family Fellowship award for Women in Entrepreneurship.



Latin American Student Luminaire Design Competition Announced

18 Nov 2011 08:00:00 EST

11/18/11 - IThe Lighting Research Center is administering a Latin American Student Luminaire Design Competition sponsored by the AES Corporation and Philips Lighting.



Rensselaer Joins Nationwide Effort To Honor American Service Men and Women

09 Nov 2011 08:00:00 EST

11/09/11 - Rensselaer has joined a nationwide grassroots effort to honor American service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade.



Innovating Tomorrow’s Energy Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

08 Nov 2011 08:00:00 EST

11/08/11 - U.S. Representative Paul D. Tonko will speak Wednesday evening at the Rensselaer Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) 2011 Annual Conference and Industrial Advisory Board Meeting. The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies on the Rensselaer campus.



The College Life Series From Rensselaer: For the Love of the Dance

28 Oct 2011 08:00:00 EST

10/28/11 - Two Rensselaer undergraduate students, who are also members of the RPI Ballroom student club, have turned their love of swing dancing into a business opportunity.



Columbia Development Companies To Acquire Proctor’s Theater and Chasan Building in Troy and Launch Restoration

24 Oct 2011 08:00:00 EST

10/24/11 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced today an agreement with Columbia Development Companies to assume ownership and begin work on Proctor’s Theater and the adjacent Chasan office building on Fourth Street in Troy.



The College Life Series From Rensselaer: A Unique Place To Call Home

21 Oct 2011 08:00:00 EST

10/21/11 - Several members of the Rensselaer Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity have officially moved into a distinctive and historic new home. In February, the fraternity officially took ownership of the former St. Francis DeSales Church and rectory on Congress Street in the City of Troy.



Nobel Prize Laureate To Examine Science, Society, and Space at Rensselaer

11 Oct 2011 08:00:00 EST

10/18/11 - Sir Harold Walter Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute about science in today’s society.