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March 13, 2020

The Princeton Review recently ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as one of the top schools at which to pursue a graduate degree in game design.

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March 11, 2020

In research recently published in Advanced Electronic Materials, a team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrated a new technique for visualizing the behavior of needle-like nanotube structures within a ferroelectric material, known as ferroelectric domains.

March 9, 2020

If members of the Rensselaer community are considering getting a new car, an electric vehicle might be a good option. Community members interested in learning more can participate in a free webinaron March 12.

March 9, 2020

Ravishankar Sundararaman, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently received the AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award, in recognition of his career success and promise. Specifically, the award recognized "seminal contributions to transmute and harness quantum electronic structure calculations for computational materials design in diverse fields of materials research including electrochemistry and plasmonics."

March 9, 2020

Pawel Keblinski, the head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected a fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). He receives this honor for his influential contributions to “the development of computational methods leading to fundamental understanding of thermal transport in materials on nanometer length scales.”

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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 7,900 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.