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February 25, 2019
Catalin Picu, associate head of undergraduate studies for the department of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in Romania. Picu is also a member of Rensselaer’s Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine. His research is focused on the mechanics of solids, micro […]
Catalin Picu Awarded Honorary Doctorate
February 21, 2019
Sometimes, life come full circle. As a high school student at Schalmont High School in Rotterdam, New York, Rachel Stagnitti looked forward to the days when the RPI Engineering Ambassadors would visit. Today, Stagnitti is a senior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and now she is one of the ambassadors making those visits to local schools. […]
RPI Engineering Ambassador Pays it Forward
February 20, 2019
An innovative interactive medical simulation toolkit (iMSTK), created by a team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kitware Inc., and University of Central Arkansas, makes it possible for surgeons, interventional endoscopists, and other clinicians to virtually hone their skills, plan new procedures, and develop novel medical devices and platforms. The potential life-saving benefits of this […]
Interactive Medical Simulation Toolkit Released to Public
February 19, 2019
The National Science Foundation has awarded Kristen Mills, assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer, a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award grant for her research on cancer cell growth. According to the award description, “The scientific impact of this work will be significant, as it will significantly contribute to the […]
Kristen Mills Honored With Prestigious NSF Award
February 13, 2019
Mallory Gaspard, a dual major in physics and mathematics and a member of the Rensselaer Center for Open Source (RCOS), is one of five finalists in the Red Hat 2019 Open Source Woman of the Year Academic Award competition. The winner will be selected following a public voting process, which ends at on February 25. […]
RCOS Member is Finalist in Red Hat Open Source Woman of the Year Academic Award



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