RPI Aerospace Expert Explains What Landing on the Moon’s South Pole Means for Future of Space Exploration

Above: South pole of the moon. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Sandeep Singh, assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace and nuclear engineering, answers questions about the significance of landing on the moon’s south pole and how his lab is tackling some of the challenges associated with traveling between the Earth and moon. What is significant about the recent Indian and Russian lunar missions to the south pole of the moon?

EMPAC Releases full Event Details for landmark Shifting Center exhibition, on view October 27-29 and November 3-18

EMPAC, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic University, releases complete event info for its buildingwide Shifting Center exhibition, previewed in June and announced in September 2023. Public receptions in Kingston and Troy, the Hudson River itinerary and recommended viewing locations for Ilopango, the Volcano that Left, exhibition tours with the curators, and more, invite audiences to experience sound, sculpture, and moving-image artworks from internationally significant artists throughout the center October 27-29 and November 3-18.

RPI Professor Wins Bio Leadership Fellowship

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Mattheos Koffas, Ph.D., Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering, has won the inaugural June Wispelwey Bio Leadership Fellowship. The fellowship provides a grant “to assist scientists and engineers in spearheading projects that may lead to important technical, business, or community advancements in the biological engineering field.”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Begins Installation of First-Ever IBM Quantum System One on a University Campus

On October 13, 2023, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and IBM held a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the first-ever deployment of an IBM Quantum System One on a university campus. The event, held at the RPI’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), featured a grand reveal of the IBM Quantum System One chandelier, the intricately wired golden structure containing the quantum processor chip.


IBM Quantum System One Groundbreaking Celebration October 13, 2023 Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Theater Welcome John Kelly III '78G, '80 Ph.D., D.H.L. (Hon.) Board of Trustees Chair, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Remarks

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