The Approach Blog
Amir Hirsa, a professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has developed a device that could yield valuable insights about the fluid mechanics at play in diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. Such an understanding could lead to better treatment or prevention strategies for these diseases. The only hitch is that, in order for the device to work, it requires a zero-gravity environment.
Peter Wayner Jr., a professor emeritus of chemical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently won the 2020 Max Jakob Memorial Award, which recognizes “eminent achievement of distinguished service in the area of heat transfer.”
From large-scale Fortune 100 companies to local startups, the 2021 virtual spring career fair attracted a variety of organizations that appeal to Rensselaer students, including Deloitte, Bristol Myers Squibb, Amphenol, EYP Architecture & Engineering, National Security Agency, The Raymond Corporation, IBM, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Sandia National Laboratories.
Shivani Patel, an undergraduate student in business and management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently won third place in the 8th Annual Stanley M. Grossman Innovators Invitational at the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) at Brooklyn Law School.
As part of the inaugural class participating in The Arch at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kaelyn Edwards ’21, a biology major, secured a fall semester away internship at FirstHealth of the Carolinas Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,600 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.