The Approach Blog

November 11, 2022

Dr. Vivek Ghosal, Head of the Department of Economics and the Virginia and Lloyd W. Rittenhouse Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Industry, Competition, and Trade (JITC).

November 10, 2022

Data analytics students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have the opportunity to partner with scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to address global challenges.

November 7, 2022

This academic year, Rensselaer’s Information Technology and Web Science Program (ITWS) will host a series of panel discussions on Women in Tech. Students will learn from successful alumnae about what it takes to succeed in a male-dominated industry.

October 26, 2022

Air taxi designed for passengers with reduced mobility

A team of Rensselaer graduate students recently took home the top honors at the 39th Annual Student Design Competition of the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) for their “Oliwhoper,” an air taxi designed for passengers with reduced mobility (PRM).

Accessible air taxi



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