The Approach Blog
The Frightened President, a comedy-horror film by Jefferson Kielwagen, a lecturer in the Department of Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, premiered at the fourth annual Guarufantástico Film Festival in Guarulhos, Brazil. The film is available for online viewing until the end of August.
The short feature was one of 60 independent films chosen as part of the professional category. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the premiere was virtual.
Vincent Oliveto, a doctoral student in nuclear engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, funded by the Department of Defense (DOD).
A new LED design, the details of which were recently published in Science Advances, provides a promising layout for future LED — light-emitting diode — technology, one that solves the challenge of declining brightness at higher energy levels, known as efficiency droop.
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 7,600 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.