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Rensselaer Professor Shares 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

November 20, 2014 - Troy, N.Y. – As a founding member of the Supernova Cosmology Project, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Heidi Newberg will share the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics with members of two competing teams that discovered Dark Energy. The 51 collaborators from the two teams will split the $3 million prize awarded November 9. The Supernova Cosmology Project was cited for “the most unexpected discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, rather than slowing as had been long assumed,” according to a news release from the Breakthrough Prize.

Rensselaer Receives $498,000 Grant To Support High School STEM Education

November 14, 2014 - New York State Stem Cell Science (NYSTEM) has awarded a four-year $498,000 grant to Rensselaer to support Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) training for high school students.  

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Cites Work by Rensselaer Professor E. Fred Schubert in Background Materials for 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

October 27, 2014 - The work of Professor E. Fred Schubert was cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences earlier this month, when the group announced the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.

NY CAP Research Alliance Showcases Success and Impact of Regional Collaboration

October 24, 2014 - The New York Capital Region Research Alliance today showcased leading-edge biomedical research resulting from the unprecedented regional collaboration between Albany Medical Center, Rensselaer, and UAlbany.

New $1 Million NIH Grant Enables Clinical Trials of Artificial Pancreas for Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes

October 21, 2014 - A multi-university research team led by Rensselaer has received a $1 million NIH grant to conduct clinical trials of their closed-loop artificial pancreas for individuals with Type 1 diabetes.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announces Major Gift From Trustee and Alumnus John E. Kelly III ’78 and His Wife, Helen-Jo Kelly, To Support Data Visualization Laboratory at the Margaret A. and David M. Darrin ’40 Fresh Water Institute

October 17, 2014 - A major gift from Rensselaer trustee and alumnus John E. Kelly III, class of 1978, and his wife, Helen-Jo, will create an endowed fund to support ongoing research in the new Data Visualization Laboratory at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute in Lake George.

Jefferson Project at Lake George Reaches New Milestones and Celebrates Year of Collaboration, Scientific and Technological Advances

October 17, 2014 - The Jefferson Project at Lake George today announced new milestones in the multimillion-dollar collaboration that seeks to understand and manage the complex factors impacting Lake George, a pristine natural ecosystem and cornerstone of New York’s tourism industry.

Aquatic Ecologist To Head Jefferson Project at Lake George for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

October 17, 2014 - Rick Relyea, a world-renowned aquatic ecologist, has been named the director of the Jefferson Project at Lake George for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and appointed the David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences

Research By Rensselaer Professors Bolek Szymanski and Gyorgy Korniss Highlighted by Defense Threat Reduction Agency

October 10, 2014 - Research from Rensselaer professors Bolek Szymanski and Gyorgy Korniss was highlighted as a success story by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) within the U.S. Department of Defense.

Rensselaer Professor Deborah McGuinness Collaborates on New $15 Million NSF Award for DataONE Environmental Science Project

October 10, 2014 - The National Science Foundation has awarded $15 million to a team of environmental and earth science data researchers, including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who are providing tools and infrastructure that improve access to vast amounts of scientific data.

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