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March 10, 2023

Luigi Vanfretti, professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will present research conducted with the help of students at the IEEE PES Grid Edge Technologies Conference and Exposition, to be held April 10-13, 2023 in San Diego.

Luigi Vanfretti (right) is pictured with his students (clockwise from top left) Justin Johnson, Galilea Olvera, Shunyao Xu, and Sergio A. Dorado-Rojas.
March 8, 2023

The Rensselaer Astrophysical Society invites the public to explore the wonders of the cosmos. After a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public viewings at the Hirsch Observatory will resume on Saturday, March 11.

Student looks up at the sky through binoculars
February 21, 2023

The first doctoral degree in computer science ever earned at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was in 1969. The sixth was presented to Margaret Kahles Guyder in 1972, and it was also the first ever earned by a woman.

February 15, 2023

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have joined the Joint University Microelectronics Program 2.0 (JUMP 2.0) led by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The public-private partnership will create a massive national research network aimed at advancing new microelectronic discoveries and technologies. The total investment exceeds $250 million and involves dozens of collaborating universities.

February 14, 2023

Students in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) are working with the Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus Inc. (RISSE) to develop plans to reimagine a multi-building complex that includes a 16,000-square-foot historic church listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Image of student inside the church used by RISSE.



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