The Approach Blog

January 25, 2022

The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific society, has named Mohammed Zaki, a professor of computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to the newest class of ACM Fellows. 

January 19, 2022

Jarah Moesch, a lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has curated an art exhibition across two art galleries in Toronto, Canada that will explore the transformative power of rituals found in the expansive disability community.

headshot of Jarah Moesch, white woman, short black hair, glasses
January 14, 2022

Ge Wang, the Clark & Crossan Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been honored by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, with a prestigious 2022 society award, announced January 11.

January 12, 2022

Akila Udage, a doctoral candidate at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with an Honorable Mention in the 2022 Solid-State Lighting Workshop student poster competition for his research into the use of 3D printing to integrate electromagnetic elements into lighting systems.

January 11, 2022

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) students Fiona Clarke ’23 and Aditya Sivakumar ’24 have been named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.

Aditya Sivakumar and Fiona Clarke in front of the Pittsburgh Building on the RPI campus



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