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Rensselaer Thin Films Expert Joel Plawsky Named Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

August 4, 2015 - Joel Plawsky has been named head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Launches Initiative on Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development Knowledge: Semantic and Data Analytic Support

August 3, 2015 - Rensselaer has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the purpose of supporting the Healthy birth, growth and development (HBGD) initiative.

Business Insider Ranks Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 12th Best Computer Science and Engineering Schools in the United States

July 31, 2015 - Business Insider ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute among the top 50 computer science and engineering schools in the United States. According to the website, the ranking is based on a survey of Business Insider readers asking which degrees they deem most valuable.

Rensselaer Economics Professor Receives 2015 Upjohn Institute Award

July 28, 2015 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced that Assistant Professor of Economics Russell Weinstein is the recipient of a 2015 Upjohn Institute Early Career Research Award for his work on the labor-market effects of the relocation of financial firms to Delaware in the 1980s.

How X-Rays See Through Your Skin

July 27, 2015 - Rensselaer biomedical imaging expert Ge Wang detailed the history and mechanics of the X-ray and computed tomography (CT) scanners in a recent TED-Ed video titled “How X-rays see through your skin.” 

Rensselaer IDEA and College Factual Host Datathon

July 23, 2015 - The Datathon was an early indicator of the potential of an NSF-sponsored initiative to teach basic data analytics to most math majors. 

How Real is Reality TV?

July 8, 2015 - Reality TV, a new publication by June Deery, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media at Rensselaer encompasses the history and evolution of reality television.

Strategic Communications and External Relations Launches New Website

June 26, 2015 - To help “tell the story” of Rensselaer and The New Polytechnic, the Office of Strategic Communications and External Relations (SCER) has launched a new website.  

Rensselaer Researchers Model Global Risk Across Multiple Systems

June 24, 2015 - Using data from the World Economic Forum annual assessment of global risks, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a computational quantitative model of global risk network dynamics. 

Future Plans for Members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2015

June 16, 2015 - As members of the Rensselaer Class of 2015 crossed the stage on May 30, many will continue their studies or pursue jobs in offices and locations within the Capital Region, across the nation, and also overseas.   

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