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October 5, 2020

Aida Ayuk, a third-year architecture student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, received a third-place honorable mention in the social impact category of the 2020 National Draper Competition for Women Entrepreneurs for her business plan and design proposal for BioFuture, a portable biomaterial digester for military waste.

October 2, 2020

Vincent Meunier, the head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named Editor-in-Chief of a Carbon Trends, a newly launched sister journal to Carbon, the premier research journal for carbon-related papers.

October 1, 2020

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers Sasha Wagner and Morgan Schaller, both assistant professors of earth and environmental sciences, are interested in constructing a clearer picture of how Western U.S. wildfire activity evolved throughout the Holocene, a period from about 11,650 years ago to today, and in bringing that historical perspective to modern wildfire regimes.

September 30, 2020

In research recently published in Nano Letters, a team of engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute continued to push the boundaries of material physics and performance by developing a new spectroscopy technique that allows researchers to examine particle interactions that before could not be measured.

September 10, 2020

Recent research co-authored by three faculty from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute revealed that credit default swap contracts affect the dynamic of the lender-creditor relationship in the financial industry.

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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.