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Expert in Antitrust and Regulatory Matters Named Virginia and Lloyd W. Rittenhouse ’35 Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

October 21, 2016 - Vivek Ghosal, an expert in the fields of antitrust and regulatory economics has been named the Virginia and Lloyd W. Rittenhouse ’35 Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Power of Smart Lighting: Occupancy Detection Using Lighting Becomes a Reality

October 19, 2016 - Faculty and graduate students from the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications at Rensselaer and Boston University were awarded a U.S. patent titled “Sensory Lighting System and Method for Characterizing an Illumination Space.”     

Special Landing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter on ’86 Field

October 12, 2016 - This year, as part of the National Manufacturing Day program hosted by the School of Engineering at Rensselaer, a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter will land on 86' Field on Friday, Oct. 14. 

School of Engineering To Host Fifth Annual National Manufacturing Day

October 12, 2016 - Nearly 300 high school students from around New York’s Capital Region will visit the Rensselaer campus to attend the National Manufacturing Day program on Friday, Oct. 14. 

Advanced Manufacturing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Educating the Next Generation of Innovators

September 20, 2016 - This past summer, a team of Rensselaer students garnered second place during the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers/ Society of Manufacturing Engineers Student Manufacturing Design Competition.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ranked 39th Among National Universities

September 13, 2016 - Rensselaer once again ranks among the best universities in the United States, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest rank for the Institute in the last 11 years.

The Rensselaer Medal: Celebrating 100 Years of Supporting Academic Achievement in Math and Science

September 9, 2016 - For more than a century, Rensselaer has awarded the Rensselaer Medal scholarship to promising high school juniors who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. To date, 5,643 alumni and alumnae have received the award. 

Incoming Faculty Bring New Areas of Research to Rensselaer

September 9, 2016 - From strategic marketing decisions, to material fabrication, to bio-imaging for musculoskeletal research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is welcoming new experts in research as 13 professors join the faculty in the 2016-17 academic year.

The Group Meeting Re-imagined: Designing Intelligent Rooms

September 7, 2016 - To create smart service systems for facilitating long-term technical group meetings, researchers at Rensselaer and industrial partners, led by computer vision expert Richard Radke, are working to design intelligent rooms. 

The Origin of Life: RNA World Deep Beneath the Surface

September 6, 2016 - Where did life begin—in a shallow lagoon, or in a vent of superheated water spewing from the ocean floor? If we knew, we might know where to look for life elsewhere in the universe.


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