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The Future of Automation and Robotics in New York State

October 20, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — Founded in 1988, the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has a long history of working with industry in programs encompassing applied research through manufacturing system design and pilot line development – so that they can grow and create jobs. This year, CATS will host the New York Automation and Robotics Conference on Monday, Oct. 23.

New Game App Fosters Understanding of the Molecular Nature of Our World

October 19, 2017 - Gamers of all ages will be blown away by a new free app called My Molecularium, a fun, action-packed molecule building game. This fast-paced, free game app challenges players to build a wide variety of fascinating molecules, from H2O and vitamin C to caffeine and adrenalin.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Team to Conduct Research at Tetris Championship

October 19, 2017 - A team from Rensselaer will attend the Classic Tetris World Championship in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 20-22, to collect data from the world’s best Tetris players.

Extreme Light Trapping

October 18, 2017 - Shawn-Yu Lin, professor of physics, applied physics, and astronomy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has built a nanostructure whose crystal lattice bends light as it enters the material and directs it in a path parallel to the surface, known as “parallel to interface refraction.” 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Launches $1 Billion Capital Campaign

October 16, 2017 - On Friday, October 13, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson hosted alumni, guests, and campus members at the launch of a capital campaign designed to position Rensselaer for its third century of leadership in research and education. “Transformative: Campaign for Global Change” will seek to raise $1 billion for student scholarships, faculty support, and campus enhancements.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Hosts International Symposium on Adaptive Technology for Music and Art

October 6, 2017 - The International Symposium on Assistive Technology for Music and Art (ISATMA) will be held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute October 20-22.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture Ranks 13th in the Nation

October 5, 2017 - The School of Architecture has been ranked the 13th best undergraduate program in the nation by the architectural research organization DesignIntelligence.

World-Leading Expert on Humanitarian Logistics From Rensselaer To Discuss Puerto Rico’s Supply Chain Struggles To Disperse Aid

October 5, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — Two weeks after Hurricane Maria wrecked devastation on Puerto Rico, destroying the power grid and leaving millions without access to necessities, distributing aid remains an issue. Extreme events pose serious logistical challenges to emergency and aid organizations active in preparation, response, and recovery operations, as the disturbances they bring about turn normal conditions into chaos. On Thursday, October 5, José Holguín-Veras, the William H.

Rensselaer Biologist Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer Named to NYS Drinking Water Quality Council

October 4, 2017 - Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer, professor of biological sciences and associate director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been appointed to the Drinking Water Quality Council by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The council will guide New York’s actions to ensure that all communities across the state have access to clean drinking water.

School of Engineering To Host Sixth Annual National Manufacturing Day

October 4, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. – On Friday, Oct. 6, in celebration of Manufacturing Day, the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will open doors to students, educators, businesspeople, media, politicians, and regional manufacturers to share Rensselaer’s vision and expertise in innovative education and research in manufacturing, showcase facilities, and highlight career opportunities in field. Prior to the start of the program, members of the campus and local community are invited to view the 7:30 a.m.

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