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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.

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 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.

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. 

Proteins That Can Take the Heat

March 30, 2017 - Ancient proteins may offer clues on how to engineer proteins that can withstand the high temperatures required in industrial applications, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 

Rensselaer Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students Receive Spinal Cord Injury Fellowships

March 24, 2017 - Two doctoral students in biomedical engineering at Rensselaer, Anthony D’Amato and Christopher Johnson, have been awarded New York State Department of Health Spinal Cord Injury Research Board Predoctoral Fellowships.

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.

A Blood Test for Autism

March 16, 2017 - An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study. 

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