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Amanda Gallo Selected To Serve on Navy Submarine Force

February 3, 2016 - Rensselaer midshipman Amanda Gallo, a senior majoring in nuclear engineering, was one of 125 midshipmen and only six women nationwide selected from this year’s NROTC graduating class for the U.S. Navy’s submarine force. 

Empire State Development Announces More Than $1.3 million in Funding To Establish Digital Gaming Hubs

February 1, 2016 - Empire State Development has announced that three new Digital Gaming Hubs in New York state: Rensselaer, New York University, and Rochester Institute of Technology, will receive $150,000 each, per year for three years.

President Shirley Ann Jackson Named Recipient of National Medal of Science

December 22, 2015 - President Barack Obama has selected The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., to receive the National Medal of Science, the highest honor for scientific achievement bestowed by the U.S. government.

Student-Led Company Receives Grant To “Amp It Up”

December 21, 2015 - Doctoral candidate Matthew Dion ’12 and his partners in Amp It Up have been awarded a prestigious EXIST Business Start-up Grant to help fund their invention—an inexpensive device that could make prosthetic legs readily available to amputees in developing nations.

Mattheos Koffas Appointed as the Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

December 18, 2015 - Troy, N.Y. – Mattheos A.G. Koffas, a professor in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been appointed the Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor at Rensselaer.

New EMAC Concentration Fueled by IDEA, EMPAC

December 10, 2015 - The newest Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication concentration in Multisensory Data Design will equip  graduates to present data in multiple ways that better communicate the stories behind the data and its potential to improve everyday life.

The Free Energy Landscape — Exploring the Role of Amino Acid Sequence in Protein Folding

December 9, 2015 - Using pressure to perturb folded proteins, biotechnology researcher Catherine Royer will explore the path of a protein from its unfolded to folded state, advancing our ability to optimize proteins for industrial and pharmaceutical applications.

Rensselaer and Hudson Valley FLL To Host FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament for Elementary and Middle Schools

December 8, 2015 - More than 140 elementary and middle school students will compete in the FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifying Tournament on Dec. 12 at Rensselaer. 

“Old Worlds and New” -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Invites Community to Annual Holiday Concert

December 7, 2015 - Local residents are invited to join Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students, faculty, and staff for the Institute’s annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 13, in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).  

The Next Great Idea! Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announces Winners of Fall 2015 Change the World Challenge Student Innovation Competition

December 3, 2015 - Rensselaer names the winners in the fall 2015 Change the World Challenge Student Innovation Competition.


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