The Approach Blog

September 23, 2022

Yael Erel, assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is participating in WAITING ROOM/Immersive Art for Wellbeing, an exhibition by six artists who use light, shadow, and movement to create immersive experiences. The show is hosted by HOT•BED, a gallery and creative lifestyle space in Philadelphia that unites art, horticulture, and design.

September 23, 2022

Nathan Meltz, a senior lecturer in the Department of Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently organized the Screenprint Biennial at Opalka Gallery at Russell Sage College in Albany, New York.

September 20, 2022

Peter Burr, a Ph.D. student in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently appeared on the talk show Art and Technology.

Peter Burr
September 16, 2022

In July, Rensselaer doctoral student Leaf Swordy presented a poster at the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation conference in Montreal, Canada.

Star Generator
September 12, 2022

$160,000 grant will be used to increase the production of biofuels by leveraging the circadian clock in fungal systems



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