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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.

The Science of Magic: Rensselaer and Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc. Advance the Frontiers of Cognitive Computing

March 19, 2015 - An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is collaborating with Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc., part of the theme park design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. 

Use of Transplanted Regulatory T Cells Could Provide Relief for Inflammatory Diseases

March 18, 2015 - Professor Juergen Hahn has received a $2 million NIH grant to investigate the use of transplanted regulatory T cells (Tregs) in reducing inflammation in diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, which currently has no known viable treatment options. 

25th Annual Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair March 21

March 16, 2015 - More than 150 area middle and high school students from the greater Capital Region will participate in the 25th Annual Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 21. 

Sangwoo Lee Receives Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

March 16, 2015 - Sangwoo Lee, assistant professor in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded a 2014 Cozzarelli Prize in Engineering and Applied Sciences from
 the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

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