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New NASA Research Consortium To Tackle Life’s Origins

February 14, 2019

NASA is uniting experts across multiple disciplines to investigate life’s beginnings on our planet—and to explore if and how life sprung up elsewhere in the universe.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Athletics and National Grid Foundation to Recognize Local Children

February 13, 2019

Students from the Troy City School District will be awarded trophies for high academic achievement


Rensselaer To Host Exploring Engineering Day on February 9

February 7, 2019

Hundreds of Capital Region elementary and middle school students to learn on campus

The Approach

Rensselaer blog about the innovative ideas, creative endeavors, and research discoveries of students and faculty.
  • February 13, 2019
    RCOS Member is Finalist in Red Hat Open Source Woman of the Year Academic AwardMallory Gaspard, a dual major in physics and mathematics and a member of the Rensselaer Center for Open Source (RCOS), is one of five finalists in the Red Hat 2019 Open Source Woman of the Year Academic Award competition. The winner will be selected following a public voting process, which ends at on February 25. […]
  • February 5, 2019
    ACS Recognizes Graduate Student Montwaun Young for Outreach EffortsThe American Chemical Society has recognized Montwaun Young, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, for his outreach efforts with a 2019 Outreach Volunteers of the Year award for the Eastern New York Local Section. Department head Wilfredo Colón, noting that each local section may recognize only one individual annually for […]
  • February 5, 2019
    ALSETLab Receives Support from Dominion EnergyThe ALSETLab at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received an award of $100,000 from Dominion Energy, a Virginia-based company, to support research on flexible alternating current transmission systems. ALSET stands for Analysis Laboratory for Synchrophasor and Electrical Energy Technology, but perhaps more importantly, it is “Tesla” – as in, Nikola Tesla – spelled backwards. The lab […]

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