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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. 

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).

Rensselaer Board of Trustees Welcomes Three New Members

February 12, 2016 - Today Rensselaer announced the addition of three new members to the Rensselaer Board of Trustees: Frank M. Fischer ’64, Daniel T. Pickett III ’90, and Siva Sivaram, Ph.D. ’86. “The Board is proud to welcome our new colleagues,” said the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa ’62, chairman.

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. 

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.

Rensselaer Moves Into Proctor’s Theater

December 16, 2015 - When 31 members of the Rensselaer Finance and Procurement Services group move into new offices in Proctor’s Theater later this month, it will bring to full circle Rensselaer’s involvement with this historic building in downtown Troy.

Rensselaer TALKS

December 14, 2015 - The fourth installment of Rensselaer TALKS focuses on the theme of “Chaos.” The program will begin at noon in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies auditorium on Dec. 14. 

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).  

James DiCarlo To Speak on Neuroscience and Cognitive Computing at Rensselaer Nov. 17

November 17, 2015 - On Tuesday, November 17, MIT Professor James DiCarlo, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver a lecture on the subject of “Reverse Engineering the Mind" at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). 

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