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Jim Malazita, an assistant professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies with an appointment in the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been awarded a fellowship from The Strong, a museum based in Rochester, New York, devoted to the history and exploration of play.
Faculty members from the School of Engineering recently received four of the prestigious annual Institute Awards.
Leon Montealegre is the inaugural recipient of the Nuvalence Builder Award, which recognizes one or more graduating seniors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who have demonstrated superior skills through extracurricular projects in hardware and software innovation.
Alex Connor, a Ph.D. chemical and biological engineering candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, won first place in the Agtech and Food Industry track in the 12th annual New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) for his presentation on Ripely, his proposed business geared toward extending the shelf life of fresh produce. Connor was also named a finalist in the Grand Prize competition.
Winners have been announced for the end-of-year entrepreneurship competitions at the Paul J. and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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