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In the second episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast, a health-care data expert and a biomedical engineer discuss how data analysis can be used to tackle today’s biggest health challenges.
The Engineering Innovation for Society (EIS) student design competition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute aspires to enable that type of novel innovation by inviting undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the Northeast to the Troy campus for a “hackathon” of sorts focused on engineering design and development.
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Hack RPI will hold a November 2-3 hackathon event aimed at welcoming experienced coders and neophytes alike. The hackathon will draw 400 students for a 24-hour session devoted to natural disaster mitigation, artificial intelligence, and accessibility and education.
On the inaugural episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast, an artificial intelligence expert and an accomplished musician consider how humans could and should responsibly deploy new technologies like AI.
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 7,900 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.