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Professor Robert Linhardt of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded the 2019 Karl Meyer Lectureship Award bestowed by the Society for Glycobiology. The award honors “widely recognized major contributions to the field of Glycobiology” and will be presented at the society’s annual meeting in Phoenix this November.
Pindaro Demertzoglou, a senior lecturer in the Lally School of Management and the academic director of the Business Analytics Graduate Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently published his 10th book on Structured Query Language (SQL), a standardized language used within multiple business databases.
High school students participating in the STEAMM Inventor’s Studio at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a green roof to offset the effects of climate change, a cooling system for athletes, and lightweight leg supports that eliminate the need for a cane — all in just two weeks.
Dominick Prudente, a graduate student in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received a scholarship award from The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust.
The DFI Educational Trust Awards are given to students studying in the fields of geotechnical and foundation engineering, and are aimed at supporting and encouraging students to pursue a career in the deep foundations industry.
Thomas Zimmie, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will receive the 2019 William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
He is being recognized for “influencing generations of students as RPI’s ASCE Student Chapter Adviser for 39 years, and his ability to mesh his consulting experience with academic research, making his teaching especially relevant to his students.”
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.