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October 28, 2020

The workings of the human brain — from decision-making and dealing with stress to analyzing and improving certain cognitive functions — are the focus of a new episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast.

October 23, 2020

A cross-disciplinary team of faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have launched the Alzheimer’s Prevention Project and created a website designed to encourage citizens to engage in activities that scientific research has identified will reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

graphic of human head with maze in shape of brain
October 21, 2020

The latest episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast features excerpts from three lectures that were part of the Engineering the Anthropocene speaker series held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

October 21, 2020

Adam Fellows, a second-year student of Economics in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was recently honored with a national service award from Hormel Foods.

October 16, 2020

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute mathematics student Daniel Kosmas has been awarded a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship. The three-year award will support Kosmas’ research in disrupting human trafficking networks.



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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.