Rensselaer Symposium To Feature National Medal Laureates

TROY, N.Y.—Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson, recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Science, will lead a panel discussion with three alumni who are recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation at an event to be held during Reunion weekend in October. Titled “Creative Connections, Transformative Innovations,” the symposium will include B. Jayant Baliga, Ph.D. ’74, inventor of power electronics devices, Marcian “Ted” Hoff ’58, inventor of the microprocessor, and Steven J. Sasson ’72, inventor of the digital camera.

Rensselaer President Named 2016 Citizen Laureate

TROY, N.Y.—The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a recipient of the University at Albany Foundation’s Citizen Laureate Award. Established in 1977, the Citizen Laureate Awards honor outstanding leaders in business and industry, government, and academia, and are the most prestigious honors bestowed by the foundation.

Advanced Manufacturing at Rensselaer: Educating the Next Generation of Innovators

Troy, N.Y. — Advanced manufacturing is accelerating the translation of American innovations in science and technology into new products and processes. This hits close to home at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as it continues to develop new strategies and programs to educate the next generation of innovators.

Rensselaer To Participate in University Startups Demo Day in Washington, D.C.

Troy, N.Y. —The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2), an association of university Startup Officers, will hold its first University Startups Demo Day on September 20, in Washington, D.C. According to the organization, universities create over 800 startups each year around the country, and 200 companies were submitted and screened to find the “Best University Startups 2016.” A company founded by a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ph.D.

Science and Engineering Connect From the Classroom to the Marketplace

Marta Manning earned her doctorate in chemistry. But as part of her program, she also studied aspects of engineering, learned about commercial issues like intellectual property and conflict resolution, and mapped her academic path with biologists and chemical engineers, as well as chemists. After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Manning founded Promatrix Technologies, a company that is developing a diagnostic blood test for bipolar disorder based on proteomics.

Rensselaer Ranked 39th Among National Universities

Troy, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute once again ranks among the best universities in the United States, according to the annual list of college rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s list ranks Rensselaer at 39th among national research universities, the highest rank for the Institute in the last 11 years.

A Broader View for the Darrin Fresh Water Institute

As it broadens its reach, the Darrin Fresh Water Institute has transitioned from a research center based within the School of Science to an Institute wide center. The change supports the DFWI as it increasingly serves as a platform for multidisciplinary research and education, hosting faculty members, researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students from schools and departments across Rensselaer.