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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. 

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.

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