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Life After Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee: Using Augmented Reality To Renew Local Communities

July 25, 2016 - With assistance from a $90,000 grant from the New York State Council of the Arts, Rensselaer lecturer Lillian Spina-Caza and Schoharie Area Long Term Inc.,are working to develop the “Geo to Go” interactive website and augmented reality arts, cultural, and heritage trails project for Schoharie, N.Y.

Rensselaer Tennis Player To Receive ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award

June 13, 2016 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Emily Laurilliard ’16 has been selected to receive the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the Northeast Region.

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. 


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