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Rensselaer Professor Chaitanya Ullal Receives NSF CAREER Award

April 20, 2017 - Chaitanya Ullal, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institutewill use an NSF CAREER award to study the structure of hydrogels – jelly-like materials that have some of the properties of solids, but are largely composed of water.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Edmund Palermo Receives NSF CAREER Award

April 20, 2017 -   Edmund F. Palermo, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won a Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He will use the five-year, $539,177 award to study “Biomimetic Macromolecules at the Materials-Microbe Interface.”

Rensselaer Student Entrepreneur Launches Nextbillion.org To Help Those With Disabilities Through Mentorship

April 19, 2017 - Extraordinary achievements in student innovation at RPI were recognized recently with several hallmark entrepreneurship awards.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduate Student Wins Fulbright Award

April 13, 2017 - Emily Kosmaczewski, a graduate student in astronomy, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant for the 2017-2018 academic year. She will spend her Fulbright tenure conducting research on radio galaxies in Krakow, Poland.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Examines Mastering Market Intelligence in Emerging Economies

April 12, 2017 - Rensselaer business school professor’s research studies new approaches to gathering and using market intelligence in rapidly changing economies.

Musical Metamorphosis

April 7, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — New York-based composer Nina C. Young writes music characterized by an acute sensitivity to tone and color, manifested in aural images of vibrant, arresting immediacy, according to her artist’s bio. Young serves as assistant professor in the Department of the Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

A Moldable Scaffold for Bone

April 7, 2017 - A team including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is developing a bioactive foam that can be used to replace skull bone lost to injury, surgery, or birth defect. 

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Gregory Pardlo To Speak at McKinney Writing Contest Awards Ceremony April 12

April 6, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo will read from his work while at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on April 12 during the annual McKinney Writing Contest awards ceremony. The program will be held in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Howard P. Isermann Auditorium, beginning at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Names New Men’s Hockey Head Coach

April 6, 2017 - Rensselaer has named Dave Smith as head coach of the Division 1 Engineers men’s ice hockey program. Smith has led the Canisius College men’s ice hockey team for 12 seasons.

Ernest J. Moniz, Former Secretary of Energy, To Serve as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2017 Commencement Speaker

April 4, 2017 - Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson has announced that the Honorable Ernest J. Moniz, former Secretary of Energy and the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus, will address graduates on May 20, 2017, during the 211th Commencement Ceremony.