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Rensselaer Professor Shares 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

11/20/14 - Troy, N.Y. – As a founding member of the Supernova Cosmology Project, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Heidi Newberg will share the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics with members of two competing teams that discovered Dark Energy. The 51 collaborators from the two teams will split the $3 million prize awarded November 9. The Supernova Cosmology Project was cited for “the most unexpected discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, rather than slowing as had been long assumed,” according to a news release from the Breakthrough Prize.


Rensselaer Receives $498,000 Grant To Support High School STEM Education

11/14/14 - New York State Stem Cell Science (NYSTEM) has awarded a four-year $498,000 grant to Rensselaer to support Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) training for high school students.  


Rensselaer to Host Business Opportunities to Success Summit Nov. 12

11/5/14 - Entrepreneurs routinely encounter difficult questions along the path of entrepreneurship. More than 60 Capital Region-based entrepreneurs, business executives, and academic experts will participate in the Business Opportunities to Success Summit (BOSS) on Nov.12. 


Founders Day Celebration To Include Tree-Lighting, Video Premiere

10/31/14 - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute community will gather November 5, to commemorate the founding of the Institute in a celebration that will include the annual weR Bright tree-lighting ceremony and the premiere of a crowdsourced video featuring alumni and students.

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