The Approach Blog
Langdon Winner, a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been awarded the 2020 John Desmond Bernal Prize by 4S, the Society for Social Studies of Science.
Named for John Desmond Bernal, a molecular biologist and activist intellectual who wrote extensively about science and society, the Bernal Prize is a career award for distinguished contributions to the field of social studies of science, technology, and medicine, which is often referred to as STS.
Bowen Wang, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering, has been selected to receive the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award for his abstract presentation, titled “Fracture Risk in Type 2 Diabetes: Longitudinal Glycemic Control-based Prediction and Efficacy of Medications.”
Nathan Meltz, a senior lecturer in the Department of Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an award-winning printmaker, has been chosen to exhibit his work in a show that encourages artists to explore the impacts of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Meltz’s work, Collapse, will be on display in a group exhibition called “Infinite Uncertainty” from Sept. 1 through Oct. 10 at the Opalka Gallery on the Albany campus of Russell Sage College. For the exhibition, which showcases artists responding to a changing world, only 33 artists were selected from more than 250 submissions.
Providing managers with the freedom to be entrepreneurial and take risks is essential to corporate innovation, according to recently published research conducted by faculty members in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an alumnus of the Institute.
The Center for Career and Professional Development at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute continues to strategically build partnerships with companies to create an array of opportunities for students to pursue as part of The Arch at Rensselaer. One notable partnership Rensselaer cultivated is with Corning Incorporated.
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.