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President Obama Announces Winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions

June 21, 2016 - President Obama announced a $70M million federal award to the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, an industry-led national non-profit, to create a nationwide Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Rensselaer will lead the Northeast.

Rensselaer Tennis Player To Receive ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award

June 13, 2016 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Emily Laurilliard ’16 has been selected to receive the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the Northeast Region.

Rensselaer Advanced Professional Studies Student Earns Degree While Cutting Costs for Her Company

June 10, 2016 - Pratt & Whitney had just introduced its PurePower® Engines and the company wanted to meet demand. Melinda Dean, a manufacturing engineer, is pursuing her master’s through Advanced Professional Studies for working professionals.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduates Urged To Harness Advances In Technology To Improve Society at 210th Commencement

May 28, 2016 - Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin urged graduates to think first of others and be the first generation that embraces technology for all the right reasons at the 210th Commencement.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Business School Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

May 9, 2016 - The Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International.

The Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio Established at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

May 5, 2016 - Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., has announced that the Institute has received a significant gift from The Lemelson Foundation to establish the Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio, reinforcing the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. 

Meet the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2020

May 4, 2016 - According to Office of Enrollment Management, based on unprecedented demand for a Rensselaer education, the Institute will likely enroll the largest freshman class in the Rensselaer history. 

Rensselaer Professor Lirong Xia Named One of “AI’s 10 to Watch”

April 21, 2016 - Lirong Xia, a computer scientist whose research focuses on “social choice” – the analysis of individual preferences used to reach collective decisions or social objectives – has been recognized by IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine as one of “AI’s 10 to Watch.” 

Technology That Addresses User-Focused Design in Prosthetic Devices Selected as “Best of the Best” in Student Innovation Awards at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

April 13, 2016 - Extraordinary achievements in student innovation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) were recognized recently with several hallmark entrepreneurship awards.

Using Magnetic Forces To Control Neurons, Study Finds the Brain Plays Key Role in Glucose Metabolism

April 4, 2016 - A new method to control the activity of neurons in mice, devised by scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Rockefeller University, uses magnetic forces to remotely control the flow of ions into specifically targeted cells. 

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