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May 5, 2020

Alex Connor ’23 is this year’s 1st Place winner of the Paul J. and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship’s combined spring competition. Connor, a chemical and biological engineering Ph.D. candidate, took the top prize of $8,000 for his presentation on MegaSilk, a synthetic silk for multiple industries in need of strong lightweight material.

April 29, 2020

The life-saving use of naloxone and the social movement to make it more available in order to combat opioid overdoses is the focus of the latest episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast.

April 23, 2020

Three Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

April 22, 2020

In a new episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast, leading figures from the team behind AiMOS, the powerful new supercomputer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, explain how machines like it are transforming research and society.

April 15, 2020

In the latest episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast, leading experts in lighting and bone health reveal how their research tackles Alzheimer’s disease in new and unexpected ways.



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