Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Engineering will induct 200 new members into the Order of the Engineer at 6 p.m. on November 17, 2022. The event will take place in Darrin Communications Center (DCC) 318.
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).
Data analytics students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have the opportunity to partner with scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to address global challenges.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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, 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.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is renowned for innovative ideas and research. However, less is known about how Rensselaer students are actively instructed, advised, and encouraged on how to make their world-changing ideas reality.