Rensselaer Professor Named Editor of JITC

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).

Oak Ridge Scientists Mentor Students

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

First Women in Tech Event, RPI and Beyond, on November 8

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.

Graduate Student Team Wins Vertical Flight Society Design Competition

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).

Student Group Inspires Girls in STEM

Recently, Rensselaer’s Talk Without Borders student group visited the Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls. Talk Without Borders is an enrichment program, sponsored by the Mueller Center at Rensselaer, that brings together students of all nationalities for volunteer projects that celebrate diversity. 

Juergen Hahn Elected Leader of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Council of Chairs for 2023

Dr. Juergen Hahn, Professor and Department Head for Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected leader of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) Council of Chairs for 2023. BMES consists of the department heads/department chairs of all BME departments across the nation. This appointment follows Dr. Hahn being named a BMES Fellow in early September.

Yinan Wang Selected as Panel Fellow for National Science Foundation CMMI Game Change Academies

Dr. Yinan Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected as a Panel Fellow in the 2023 cohort of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of CMMI Game Changer Academies for Advancing Research Innovation (CGCA). The annual program hosted by the NSF aims to improve group dynamics during panel discussions, increase awareness of bias and identity, and enhance understanding of high-risk, high-reward ideas.

Dr. José Holguín-Veras Receives Honorary Doctorate

Dr. José Holguín-Veras, the William H. Hart Professor and Director of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE), has received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia.

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