Troy, N.Y. — The contract to design the Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Building at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded to a joint venture of two architectural firms with experience in biotechnology design — Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann of Butler, Pa., and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson of Pittsburgh.
Troy, N.Y. — Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and James M. Tien, professor and chair of decision sciences and engineering systems at Rensselaer, have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
Two New York universities debut the first musical created for Internet2 Troy, N.Y. — An experimental musical, titled The Technophobe & the Madman, will debut simultaneously at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New York University using Internet2 to carry the action in real time. The performance is the first Internet2-distributed musical, combining music, video, and interactivity.
Troy, N.Y. — Rensselaer has begun a new research project to increase learning effectiveness in its core engineering courses by using its extensive information technology infrastructure to help faculty better account for different student learning styles.
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson Receives the George Washington Carver Award New York — Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was one of three Americans honored at the 15th Annual Black History Makers Award ceremonies Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Host Bill Cosby presented Jackson with the George Washington Carver Award on behalf of Associated Black Charities, sponsor of the event.
Troy, N.Y. — Martin E. Glicksman, the John Tod Horton Professor of Materials Engineering at Rensselaer, was selected as a recipient of a coveted Humboldt Senior Research Prize by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany. As part of his prize, Glicksman will conduct research in Germany for two six-month periods in 2002 and 2003. He will meet the German president in a ceremony this July.
Troy, N.Y. — Meningococcal meningitis has been diagnosed affecting a single student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The student, a sophomore, is hospitalized in good condition and is recovering. Meningococcal meningitis — an inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord — and its accompanying bloodstream infections are rare but potentially dangerous. The risk for contracting this disease is low.
Baltimore, Md. — Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, ushers in the new millennium of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference by becoming the first woman to win the top award. The selection was announced today by Career Communications Group, Inc. (CCG), producers of the 15th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference.
Virtual Trading Room, Automatic Double Dutch Machine Highlight 3rd Annual Family Technology Awareness Day
DATE: Saturday, February 3 TIME: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. PLACE: Registration at Rensselaer Student Union; Activities at various campus locations EVENT: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is hosting a free Family Technology Awareness Day in honor of Black Family Technology Awareness Week to encourage all community families to participate in the fast-moving world of technology.
Troy, N.Y. — John Wen, professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The fellow grade is conferred upon a member in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of electrical and electronics engineering.