Rensselaer Industry Day to Foster Collaboration in Solving Global Challenges

November 19, 2019

Rensselaer Industry Day to Foster Collaboration in Solving Global Challenges

Event highlights the research-industry partnerships that are necessary to advance society

TROY, N.Y. — The innovations that will enable greener energy systems, next generation computing, artificially intelligent solutions, and even health-care technology are all being developed right now on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus. These solutions are ripe for research and industry partnerships.

On Wednesday, November 20, Rensselaer is hosting an Industry Day to bring together companies, university researchers, and leaders of research centers on campus. In the spirit of The New Polytechnic, the event is aimed at fostering collaboration across disciplines and institutions to solve global challenges.

“University-industry collaborations are important to gain exposure to modern real-world problems as well as to translate fundamental discoveries and inventions from laboratories to the marketplace. I welcome our industry partners and also encourage the Rensselaer community to participate in this exciting event,” said Shekhar Garde, dean of the School of Engineering at Rensselaer.

Industry Day, which starts at noon at the Heffner Alumni House, will feature a keynote presentation by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski ’86, ’91, who is the co-owner and managing partner of Extreme Molding in Watervliet. The contract injection molder of thermoplastics and silicones specializes in infant care, female health care, and high-end consumer applications.

Momrow-Zielinski’s keynote will be followed by a roundtable with other business leaders and the director of the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems at Rensselaer. Researchers on campus will also have an opportunity to share their work in manufacturing, energy, automation, computation, aerospace, logistics, and biomedical applications.


For general inquiries:

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, over 30 research centers, more than 140 academic programs including 25 new programs, and a dynamic community made up of over 6,800 students and 104,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include upwards of 155 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. To learn more, please visit