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November 25, 2020

Aida Ayuk and Ammar Barbee were both selected as winners of the Paul J. and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship’s Change the World Challenge competition for the fall 2020 semester. The two honorees each took home a prize of $1,000.

November 24, 2020

Handshake is the leading online career community that connects universities, students, and employers. Since the company was founded in 2013, the Handshake network has grown to include over 7 million active student users, 1,000 plus college and university partners, and 500,000 plus employers, including 100% of the Fortune 500 companies. As of earlier this year, that network includes Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

November 23, 2020

As part of the inaugural class participating in The Arch at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lisa Sulmasy ’21, a mechanical engineering major, secured a fall semester away internship at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

November 23, 2020

Malcolm Porterfield, a doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been offered the position of National GEM Consortium Fellow in the Technology Development Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

November 18, 2020

The latest episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast features conversations with two scientists whose work modeling the spread of COVID-19 is helping to inform and guide decision-makers in education, health care, government, and other industries.



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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.