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Academics

Using Augmented Reality To Renew Local Communities

7/25/16 - With assistance from a $90,000 grant from the New York State Council of the Arts, Rensselaer lecturer Lillian Spina-Caza and Schoharie Area Long Term Inc.,are working to develop the “Geo to Go” interactive website and augmented reality arts, cultural, and heritage trails project for Schoharie, N.Y.

Faculty

After the Quake – Data Can Help Predict Consequences of the Next Event

7/22/16 - Seismology geophysicist Steve Roecker is using a network of broadband seismometers to learn more about the complex overlap between tectonic plates that causes an 8.3 magnitude earthquake near Illapel, Chile in 2015. 

Institute

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson to Co-Chair Annual Meeting of the New Champions

6/23/16 - Rensselaer today announced that university president Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson will co-chair the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China, June 26-28, 2016.

Faculty

A New Approach To Building Efficient Thermoelectric Nanomaterials

6/16/16 - A team of researchers has found a new path to large improvements in the efficiency of materials for solid-state heating and cooling and waste energy recapture. 

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