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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. 

Rensselaer Professor Recognized for Reimagining Geotechnical Engineering Education

February 29, 2016 - Tarek Abdoun, the Thomas Iovino Chaired Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has won the 2015 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Bronze Award for developing a Web-based module that gives students remote, real-time experience with centrifuge testing.

Rensselaer Engineering Ambassadors and Congressman Paul Tonko Celebrate National Engineering Week With Students at Watervliet City School District

February 19, 2016 - In celebration of National Engineers Week, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineering Ambassadors and Congressman Paul Tonko will visit Watervliet City Schools for a full day of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Business Education With a Twist: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Business Students Gain Marketplace Success

February 8, 2016 - Graduates of the business school at Rensselaer, the Lally School of Management, are in strong demand.

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.


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