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November 6, 2020

Drive Green with National Grid  is offering the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute a new webinar series to answer questions related to electric vehicles (EVs). National Grid is offering a $350 gift card for anyone who purchases or leases an EV before December 31, 2020.

November 4, 2020

A new episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast focuses on discoveries in space. Specifically, it highlights a recent finding about the nature of the Milky Way galaxy and technology being used aboard the International Space Station to make strides in pharmaceutical research and other areas.

November 2, 2020

Lucy Zhang, an associate professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Suvranu De, the J. Erik Jonsson ’22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering and head of the same department, have each been elected fellows of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

October 28, 2020

The workings of the human brain — from decision-making and dealing with stress to analyzing and improving certain cognitive functions — are the focus of a new episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast.

October 23, 2020

A cross-disciplinary team of faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have launched the Alzheimer’s Prevention Project and created a website designed to encourage citizens to engage in activities that scientific research has identified will reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

graphic of human head with maze in shape of brain



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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.