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Rensselaer Thin Films Expert Joel Plawsky Named Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

August 4, 2015 - Joel Plawsky has been named head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Launches Initiative on Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development Knowledge: Semantic and Data Analytic Support

August 3, 2015 - Rensselaer has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the purpose of supporting the Healthy birth, growth and development (HBGD) initiative.

Rensselaer STEM Education Pipeline Initiative Highlighted in Nature Geoscience

July 30, 2015 - Nature Geoscience today featured news of a climate board game and downloadable teaching module developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students and faculty in collaboration with Troy High School. 

Rensselaer Economics Professor Receives 2015 Upjohn Institute Award

July 28, 2015 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced that Assistant Professor of Economics Russell Weinstein is the recipient of a 2015 Upjohn Institute Early Career Research Award for his work on the labor-market effects of the relocation of financial firms to Delaware in the 1980s.

Rensselaer Professor Peter Fox Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

July 28, 2015 - Peter Fox, director of the interdisciplinary Information Technology and Web Science program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

How X-Rays See Through Your Skin

July 27, 2015 - Rensselaer biomedical imaging expert Ge Wang detailed the history and mechanics of the X-ray and computed tomography (CT) scanners in a recent TED-Ed video titled “How X-rays see through your skin.” 

Rensselaer Professor and Research Data Expert Francine Berman Co-Authors Article on Gender Diversity in Data Science With NIH Associate Director for Data Science

July 27, 2015 - Rensselaer Professor Francine Berman is featured in the July 27 issue PLOS Biology in an article titled “Let’s Make Gender Diversity in Data Science a Priority Right from the Start.

How Real is Reality TV?

July 8, 2015 - Reality TV, a new publication by June Deery, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media at Rensselaer encompasses the history and evolution of reality television.

Strategic Communications and External Relations Launches New Website

June 26, 2015 - To help “tell the story” of Rensselaer and The New Polytechnic, the Office of Strategic Communications and External Relations (SCER) has launched a new website.  

Internet of Things Turning New York's Lake George Into “World’s Smartest Lake”

June 26, 2015 - The Jefferson Project at Lake George  - an ambitious research project using Big Data and analytics technology - is entering a new phase of data capture and analysis. 

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