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A Race to the Finish Line: Middle and High School Teams From Across the Nation Set To Compete Racing Challenge at Rensselaer

April 28, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — Nearly 400 middle and high school students from across the nation will be competing in the 10th annual National STEM League (NSL) finals competition April 29-30. The Student Racing Challenge is the flagship series in the National STEM League, a program of Ten80 Education.

Intersecting Orbits

April 24, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — GameFest, an annual tradition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, celebrates the creativity and innovation in digital games, with a student showcase and competition, music performances, and presentations from veteran game designers, critics, scholars, and indie developers. The event will be held Friday, April 28 to Saturday, April 29 in downtown Troy and on the Rensselaer campus. It is open to the campus and local community.

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. 

Gearing up for the Class of 2021: Freshman Applications Surge Past 19,400 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

April 3, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. —A record total of 19,485 high school students have filed applications to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall, according to numbers released today by the Rensselaer Office of Admissions. This year’s total represents an increase of 5 percent from last year at this time, and nearly a 10 percent increase over the past two years.

EMPAC at Rensselaer Offers Intensive Spatial Audio Summer Workshop for Composers and Programmers

March 28, 2017 - Recent advances in multichannel audio technology have created exciting new possibilities for the spatialization of sound. EMPAC will offer an intensive workshop for those interested in learning to use these emerging spatial audio platforms.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. To Speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute April 11

March 22, 2017 - The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, will take part in a conversation with Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, a recent recipient of the National Medal of Science, on Tuesday, April 11.

Turning Basketball Courts Into DIY Science Labs

March 20, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — Every year, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Research Paper Competition brings exciting and innovative insight and changes to how we analyze sports.

STEM Stars: High School Students Showcase Engineering Excellence in FIRST® STEAMworksSM

March 16, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. —   This year, 36 teams of high school students from the Capital Region, New York state, South Carolina, Canada, India, and Turkey, along with hundreds of teachers, industry mentors, parents, and 3,000 pounds of metal, gears, and electronics, will test their skills in a unique competition where math, science, and engineering excellence are celebrated.

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