The Approach Blog

November 29, 2022

The Rensselaer Astrophysical Society  is inviting the public for a viewing of Mars at opposition at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. on December 8, 2022.

November 28, 2022

Rensselaer students in the Information Technology and Web Science (ITWS) program had great success in the recent National Cyber League (NCL) cybersecurity competition. The NCL “enables students to prepare and test themselves against practical cybersecurity challenges that they will likely face in the workforce, such as identifying hackers from forensic data, pentesting and auditing vulnerable websites, recovering from ransomware attacks, and much more!”

RPI students competed in a cybersecurity competition
November 21, 2022

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Dr. Gaetano Montelione, Constellation Endowed Chair in Structural Bioinformatics and professor of chemistry and chemical biology, along with co-investigators Drs. Namita Dube, Swapna Gurla, Yuanpeng Huang, and Ben Shurina, have been awarded a grant of access to the state-of-the-art Anton-2 supercomputer by the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

November 21, 2022

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Humberto Terrones Maldonado, Rayleigh Endowed Chair Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, has been named one of the most highly cited researchers of 2022 by Clarivate. The distinction applies to only one in 1,000 researchers. According to Clarivate, “Highly Cited Researchers have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade.”

November 16, 2022

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Jonathan Dordick has received the 2022 James E. Bailey Award from the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE). The honor is presented to individuals who have made great impacts on the field of bioengineering.



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