RPI To Host National Organic Chemistry Symposium in 2025

For the first time ever, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) June 22-26, 2025 at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. NOS is the premier event sponsored by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry.

CASE Faculty Invited To Speak at NYS Innovation Summit

Alexandros Tsamis, the associate director of the Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently spoke at the New York State Innovation Summit. Tsamis was invited to participate in the panel discussion on materials innovation for manufacturing sustainability.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Researchers To Produce State-of-the-Art Fishing Rod with Douglas Outdoors

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has received a Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund 2023 Manufacturing Grant in the amount of $50,000 to introduce unique innovations to the recreational fishing industry that may also be applied to commercial fishing through a collaboration with Douglas Outdoor LLC (DO). Daniel Walczyk, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering and director of the RPI’s Manufacturing Innovation Center (MIC), will serve as the principal investigator, and RPI students will benefit from research and employment opportunities.

RPI Alumnus Featured in Discovery Network’s “Veteran’s Playbook”

U.S. Army Veteran and RPI alumnus Daryian Rhysing, who graduated in 2016 with a degree in computer and systems engineering, was featured in an episode of Veteran’s Playbook airing on Discovery Network’s Destination America Channel. The show seeks to inspire active military and veterans to consider business ownership as a viable path to success and fulfillment.

RPI Alumnus Sheldon Weinbaum ’59 Named Recipient of National Medal of Science

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced that President Joe Biden has bestowed the National Medal of Science on globally recognized biomechanical engineer Sheldon Weinbaum, a member of the RPI Class of 1959. The award is the highest honor for scientific achievement bestowed by the United States government. The award recognizes individuals deserving of special recognition for their outstanding cumulative contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering, or behavioral or social sciences, in service to the nation.

Run to Remember 5K: Honoring Heroes and Gold Star Families

On September 30, 48 participants gathered to run in the annual Run to Remember 5K hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Detachment 550. The event, which took place in honor of our fallen heroes, served as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by those who serve our nation.

RPI To Host Boston Regional Inorganic Colloquium

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the Boston Regional Inorganic Colloquium (BRIC) at the Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. The first BRIC was held in 2004 to connect inorganic chemists in academia and industry and to promote community and collaboration. BRIC has since expanded beyond Boston to include all of New England.

Rensselaer Doctoral Student Wins Graduate Student Research Award

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute doctoral student Lucas Bowman Sutton has been selected as one of 60 recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. The SCGSR prepares graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers that are critical to the DOE Office of Science mission. Thanks to the award, Sutton will spend 12 months at Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducting research on the circadian clock.

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