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October 16, 2019

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is excited to announce a new electric vehicle discount program for the Rensselaer community: Drive Green with National Grid.

October 14, 2019

In research recently published in Nano Letters, a team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrated a new way to manipulate tungsten diselenide (WSe2) — a promising two-dimensional material — to further improve its computing and information storage potential.

October 14, 2019

Heart disease and lung cancer are serious and potentially deadly health conditions that share many of the same risk factors and are often found in the same people.

If doctors could screen for both conditions at the same time, using the same imaging technology, diagnosis could happen sooner and lives could be saved. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working on a project, supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to combine screening for both cardiovascular disease and lung cancer into one low-dose CT scan.

October 11, 2019

Xavier Intes, professor of biomedical engineering and co-director of the Biomedical Imaging Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected a fellow of The Optical Society (OSA), an international society for optics and photonics.

October 10, 2019

Advanced robotics manufacturing has the potential to vastly improve, speed up, and create safer manufacturing processes to design and create the things we interact with each day, while saving money. It combines cutting-edge robotics, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is leading a number of projects aimed at improving next-generation manufacturing. 



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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 7,900 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.