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February 2, 2021

Michael Podowski, a professor emeritus of nuclear engineering and engineering physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently received the Seaborg Medal and the Technical Achievements Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

January 26, 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute community contributed more than $70,000 for the Rensselaer 2020 United Way campaign.

January 19, 2021

Daniel Gall, a professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received the 2021 Bill Sproul Award and Honorary International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) Lectureship Award from the American Vacuum Society (AVS).

December 21, 2020

Tianyi Chen, an assistant professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Ph.D. dissertation award.

December 17, 2020

John Wen, the head of the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the winner of the 2020 International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications Best Paper.



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