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Earth Day Pollution Prevention Contest To Be Held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

April 17, 2015 - Twelve student teams from universities across New York state will compete at the fourth annual New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Research and Development Student Competition on April 22 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Zinc Deficiency Linked to Activation of Hedgehog Signaling Pathway

April 16, 2015 - Zinc deficiency – long associated with numerous diseases, e.g. autism, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancers – can lead to activation of the Hedgehog signaling pathway.

Rensselaer To Host 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference

April 14, 2015 - The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) April 17-19. 

Neuromorphic: Rensselaer Researchers To Design the Next-Generation Supercomputer

April 6, 2015 - With support from the Air Force Research Laboratory, researchers at Rensselaer will explore supercomputers that incorporate a highly efficient “neuromorphic” processor, which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design. 

Ascension of Marine Diatoms Linked to Vast Increase in Continental Weathering

March 23, 2015 - A team of researchers, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Morgan Schaller, show that continental erosion over the last 40 million years has contributed to the success of diatoms, marine algae that play a key role in the global carbon cycle.

A Mathematical Explanation for the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam System Problem First Proposed in 1953

March 23, 2015 - A team of researchers, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Yuri Lvov, has found an elegant explanation for the long-standing Fermi-Pasta-Ulam (FPU) problem, first proposed in 1953, and now considered the foundation of experimental mathematics. 

Rensselaer Appoints Geochemist Morgan Schaller Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

March 23, 2015 - Morgan Schaller has been appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences within the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Schaller joins Rensselaer from Rutgers University.

Rensselaer Professor Francine Berman Nominated to National Council on the Humanities

March 20, 2015 - Troy, N.Y. – President Barack Obama yesterday announced his intent to nominate Francine Berman to be a member of the National Council on the Humanities.  Berman is the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Materials Interface Expert Named Head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering

March 19, 2015 - Materials interface expert Pawel Keblinski has been named head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Team Wins NSF Grant To Develop Geo Explorer Game for Geotechnical Site Investigations

March 19, 2015 - The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year $650,000 grant to two Rensselaer professors to develop Geo Explorer, a game that will allow engineering students to inspect, design, and test flood protection systems virtually.

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