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August 18, 2021

As part of The Arch at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Alex Akopyan ’22, a computer science and games and simulation arts and sciences dual major, completed his spring 2021 semester-away internship opportunity at MathWorks in Natick, Massachusetts.

August 17, 2021

The CESMII SMIC at Rensselaer is currently engaged in a project with industry partner Toward Zero to collect operational manufacturing process data from a broad variety of manufacturing equipment and make it available by way of a single seamless interface.

August 12, 2021

Friendship Cabins, an architectural research project from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute using environmentally friendly, next-generation interlocking plastic bottles to create sustainable outdoor dining structures, received an inaugural Alfresco Award from Alfresco NYC – a coalition of community organizations that supports the Open Restaurants program in New York City.  

August 6, 2021

Nishtha Langer, an associate professor of business analytics in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named an associate editor for the peer-reviewed, academic journal, Management Information Systems Quarterly (MIS Quarterly).

August 4, 2021

Michael Shur, a professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected as a fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP). Fellow is the highest level of membership within the Institute, and is awarded in recognition of a researcher’s accomplishments in the field of physics.



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