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Advancing the Frontiers in Future Energy Systems Technology

February 24, 2015 - Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York in the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, will give the keynote address at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Rensselaer Center for Future Energy Systems on Feb. 26. 

New Seed Grant Program Tackles Societal Challenges With Broad-Based Research Teams

February 18, 2015 - The new Knowledge and Innovation Program (KIP) of the Rensselaer Office of Research has awarded four grants to spur multidisciplinary research.

Army Research Laboratory Extends Support of Research Into Social and Cognitive Networks

February 6, 2015 - The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has renewed its multimillion-dollar support of a consortium of three industrial research labs and 14 universities, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Rensselaer Professors Francine Berman and James Hendler Advise New PeerJ Open Access Computer Science Journal

February 3, 2015 - Rensselaer computer and data science experts Francine Berman and James Hendler will help guide a new open access computer science journal which launched today.

Economic Impact of Rensselaer on the Region More Than $1 Billion Annually

January 20, 2015 - The economic impact of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on the Capital Region was more than $1 billion in 2013, representing an increase of $300 million over the last eight years, according to a new study released January 15.

Researchers Develop "Radio-genetics" – New Method Triggers Gene Expression With Radio Waves or Magnetic Field

December 15, 2014 - A team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rockefeller University is developing a system that would make it possible to remotely control biological targets in living animals — rapidly, without wires, implants, or drugs. 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Bulent Yener Selected as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

December 11, 2014 - Troy, N.Y. — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Bulent Yener has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Yener is a professor of computer science and founding director of the Data Science Research Center.

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.

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.

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