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The Next Great Idea! Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Highlights Student Innovation Achievements

December 7, 2016 - Extraordinary achievements in student innovation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were recognized recently with several hallmark entrepreneurship awards, including the six winning ideas for the fall 2016 Change the World Challenge at Rensselaer. 

Rensselaer Announces More Than $24 Million Raised for Student Scholarship Support

November 30, 2016 - Rensselaer held its Inaugural Scholarship Gala—and announced that is has raised over $24 million in scholarship support in the last two years—at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City Nov. 17. The Gala raised support for the Institute’s scholarship initiative, Bridging the Gap, and presented its newest honor, the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, to three recipients—IBM, Howard N. Blitman P.E., Class of 1950, and Curtis R. Priem, Class of 1982.

Student Team Wins Third Place in Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition

November 30, 2016 - A team of students from Rensselaer presented an analysis and incident response approach to a simulated cyber attack in order to claim third place at the third annual Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition

Exploring the Sublime Nature of Romantic Tragedy Through Music

November 23, 2016 - Last weekend, members of the Rensselaer Orchestra, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, senior lecturer of music in the Department of Arts, presented a concert of works exploring the sublime nature of romantic tragedy. The fall concert series culminates on Dec. 18.

AT&T Challenge Provides Opportunity for Students To Showcase Entrepreneurial Skills

November 21, 2016 - Over 130 elementary school students have been challenged to channel their creativity by developing a business or product idea as part of the Cool Kid IP Challenge powered by AT&T. Three teams will present at a live pitch event Dec. 8.

Exploratory Programming: Gearing Up for the Ultimate 24-Hackathon

November 11, 2016 - Members of the Rensselaer student hackathon organization, dubbed “HackRPI,” view hacking as use of technology to create something that’s never been used before. Over 500 students will participate in a 24-hour “hackathon” this weekend.   

Global NY Foreign Direct Investment Road Show Visits Rensselaer

November 9, 2016 - On Nov. 3, representatives from 25 foreign countries and territories toured business and academic locations in the Capital Region—including Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute—as part of an initiative to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to New York state.

Freefall: Flying in Space

November 9, 2016 - Dr. Guion S.Bluford, the first African-American to travel into space, will deliver a lecture titled “Freefall: Flying in Space,” on the Rensselaer campus on Wednesday, Nov.16. 

Celebrating Community and a Campus Tradition

October 20, 2016 - As signs of autumn such as falling leaves and cool weather days can be found across the Rensselaer campus, the university will be buzzing with activity as thousands of Rensselaer families are expected to visit Oct. 21-23 to celebrate Family Weekend. 

Special Landing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter on ’86 Field

October 12, 2016 - This year, as part of the National Manufacturing Day program hosted by the School of Engineering at Rensselaer, a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter will land on 86' Field on Friday, Oct. 14.