Faculty Honored at School of Engineering Annual Awards Dinner (2018)

The School of Engineering held its annual Faculty Awards Dinner for 2018 on April 25th at the Franklin Plaza in Troy. Engineering faculty members were honored with education, research, and team awards as well at the announcement of the Outstanding Professor of Engineering Award.

Kurt Anderson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education presented the Classroom Excellence Award, to Prof. Ali Tajer, Electrical, Computer, and Systems.

Herbie Hancock Tells Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2018 Graduates To Nurture Their Humanity

When legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock took the podium at the 212th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, he told a story from his own years as a young graduate, at a time when he was playing piano with the Miles Davis Quintet. In the midst of a “magical” performance in Stockholm, Sweden, as Davis was building his solo, Hancock played a chord “that was so wrong, it was like lighting a match to the gorgeous house of sound we had been building.”

Meet the Rensselaer Class of 2018: An Overview of Commencement

On Saturday, May 19, 1,945 students will receive degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological research university in the United States, beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) stadium on campus. They represent the next generation of leaders, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, patent holders, game designers, architects, and innovators, in fields ranging from engineering to architecture, fine arts to science, game design to information technology, and business to active military service.

Commencement 2018 Profile: Amber and Alwaleed Zia

The support of family is an integral part of any college student’s experience. In the case of Amber and Alwaleed (Al) Zia’s parents, that support meant moving the whole family from Darien, Connecticut, to Lee, Massachusetts, so that their daughter and son could commute together to and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute daily. And together they will graduate on May 19.

Commencement 2018 Profile: Alejandra Jaime-Rodriguez

Along with the challenges of pursuing a dual degree at a technological university, Alejandra Jaime-Rodriguez joined the university’s equestrian team, and with passion and perseverance, but no prior experience, qualified for a regional competition of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.

Unfortunately, just prior to the competition, she was thrown from a horse, and was too sore to compete. She did, however, return to riding as soon as she was able.

“You don’t learn how to fall; you learn from the fall—learn from it and get back on the horse,” she says.

Commencement 2018 Profile: Laura Antoniello

The day Laura Antoniello attended a campus job fair at Rensselaer Polytechnic Instititue changed everything. She was an electronic media, arts, and communication (EMAC) major and the fair was geared for engineering jobs. But Hasbro was at the event and Antoniello was really interested in working at the company, having grown up near its headquarters. The Hasbro recruiter gave her valuable pointers.

Building With Bottles

Powerful hurricanes and earthquakes have wreaked havoc in the United States and around the world in recent years, often leaving people stranded for months and even years without access to water, food, and shelter. A unique collaborative project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks to provide a sustainable solution, while also considering the environment.

AI, ML, and Finance: What's Engineering got to do with it?

Wondering what RPI School of Engineering is doing in AI (Artificial Intelligence)? Watch this presentation by Shekhar Garde, Dean and ECSE Professors Rich Radke and Qiang Ji, and MANE Prof. John Christian from the Lally School of Management’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Financial Services Workshop to see part of the many excellent things the SoE is doing!