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August 12, 2021

Friendship Cabins, an architectural research project from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute using environmentally friendly, next-generation interlocking plastic bottles to create sustainable outdoor dining structures, received an inaugural Alfresco Award from Alfresco NYC – a coalition of community organizations that supports the Open Restaurants program in New York City.  

August 6, 2021

Nishtha Langer, an associate professor of business analytics in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named an associate editor for the peer-reviewed, academic journal, Management Information Systems Quarterly (MIS Quarterly).

August 4, 2021

Michael Shur, a professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected as a fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP). Fellow is the highest level of membership within the Institute, and is awarded in recognition of a researcher’s accomplishments in the field of physics.

July 22, 2021

Nathan Meltz, senior lecturer in the Department of the Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was recently awarded the Prix Invitation Presse Papier for his collective entry in the 12th Biennale internationale d'estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières in Quebec.

July 20, 2021

Social and cognitive network expert Boleslaw Szymanski has been awarded the Network Science Society 2021 Service Award in Network Science. The Network Science Outstanding Service Award is granted for exceptional service to the Network Science Society.

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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.