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Rensselaer blog about the innovative ideas, creative endeavors, and research discoveries of students and faculty.
  • June 12, 2019

    A research article written by a team including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Doug Swank has been chosen for APSselect, a collection showcasing some of the best recently published physiological research. Swank, an expert in muscle protein and contraction, is a professor of biological sciences and member of the Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies.


    The American Physiological Society chose the article, “The load-dependence of muscle's force-velocity curve is modulated by alternative myosin converter domains,” which was published in a May edition of the American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology.

  • June 11, 2019

    A team of students from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer recently won a Best Performance Award for their performance during the second half of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Investment Challenge, an equity portfolio management competition.


    The competition, held annually, challenges students to build and manage a portfolio under strict constraints, such as keeping it market neutral. With the support of a CQA mentor, students practice various investment strategies and make adjustments to their portfolios based on market conditions throughout the course of several months.

  • June 5, 2019

    For the second year in a row, Rensselaer has been named a finalist in the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) College Game Competition. The nominated game, Grave Shadows, was created this spring by students enrolled in a game development course taught by Rebekah Arcovitch, lecturer in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer.


    Grave Shadows follows Colton Graves, a private investigator and former cop, who, after suffering a terrible accident, is stuck between life and death with a new ability to merge into shadows. The game’s developers include Rensselaer students Jordan Faas-Bush, Grant Doney, Eric Franco, Simon Hopkins, Amy Schumacher, and Zack Schwartz.


    Rensselaer is one of just five schools in the nation selected as a finalist. The winner of the competition will be announced at E3 2019, which takes place June 11 to June 13 in Los Angeles.


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