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Pavilions Designed by Rensselaer Students Named Best Design-Build Projects Worldwide

July 21, 2017 - Two projects designed and built by students in the School of Architecture have been recognized among “The Best Student Design-Build Projects Worldwide 2017” by the architectural news website ArchDaily.

Rensselaer Team Takes Third Place at ASME Design Competition

July 21, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. A team of Rensselaer students earned third place at the ASME Student Manufacturing Design Competition at the Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference at the University of Southern California. The students designed “Invisbell,” a bike bell that mounts on either side of a bicycle’s handlebars to accommodate both left- and right-handed riders.

Hollywood Special-Effects Legend Phil Tippett Joins Artist Lucy Raven for Evening of Film and Conversation

July 18, 2017 - Troy, NY — On Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m., Hollywood special-effects legend Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, RoboCop) will join artist Lucy Raven at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for an evening of conversation and film screenings, including the sci-fi classic Starship Troopers, for which Tipp

Rensselaer Ranks in Top 10 Undergrad Schools in the U.S. for Game Design and Animation

July 18, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — When it comes to studying game design and animation, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program (GSAS) keeps hitting the mark. The program was recently ranked No.

Rensselaer Speakers Forum To Present: Ndaba Mandela

July 11, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela had a “long walk to freedom,” yet his footprints still remain. Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch – and run with it. Today, Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on as Ndaba Mandela continues to keep its beacon of hope bright, fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference. He will visit the Rensselaer campus on Tuesday, September 19, as the featured guest to kick off the Rensselaer Union Speakers Forum program.

Detection for the Masses

July 5, 2017 - Jacob Shelley is developing a plasma-based ambient mass spectrometry instruments that could lead to user-friendly analyses with broad capabilities for applications in law enforcement, manufacturing, and healthcare. 

Edison Award Grant Committed to LESA Researcher

June 30, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — Recent advances in solid-state lighting technology are enabling the development of “designer” crops, according to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute plant physiology expert Tessa Pocock, who serves as a senior research scientist at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA).

Bacteria Make Natural Pigment From Simple Sugar

June 29, 2017 - Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have shown that four strains of E. coli bacteria working together can convert sugar into the natural red anthocyanin pigment found in strawberries, opening the door to economical natural colors for industrial applications.

Building a STEM Pipeline

June 28, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. – This summer, Capital Region middle-school students eager to participate in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning will have an opportunity once again to explore the STEM fields at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For the 12th consecutive year, the ExxonMobil Foundation and Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., the first African-American to walk in space, will sponsor summer science camps at colleges across the country.

Rensselaer Hosts ACM Web Science Conference

June 26, 2017 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the ninth International Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Web Science conference from June 26 to June 28, with tutorials and workshops hosted on June 25, with support from the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) and the Rensselaer Tetherless World Constellation.