Troy, N.Y. — More than 150 area middle and high school students from the greater Capital Region will participate in the 25th Annual Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 21. The daylong event, which will include students from more than 20 regional schools, will be held on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus in the Walker Laboratory building.
Zvi Rusak, professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Rusak was recognized for his contributions to the field of fluid mechanics, including research that informs the aerodynamic design of aircraft.
Richard W. Siegel, Robert W. Hunt Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, was elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for "outstanding contributions to our understanding of cell-nanomaterials interactions and for leading the one-of-a-kind education and outreach project titled Molecularium."
Troy, N.Y. – John Tichy, professor and former head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received the Mayo D. Hersey Award by the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Troy, N.Y. – The United States Department of Commerce has awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal to Frank Lombardo, research assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The gold medal is the highest honorary award granted by the Secretary of Commerce.
Troy, N.Y. – Richard Kauffman, chairman of Energy and Finance for New York in the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, will give the keynote address this week at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES). The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, N.Y. from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Troy, N.Y. – In celebration of National Engineers Week, the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is hosting its annual Exploring Engineering Day event on Saturday, Feb. 21. Experimenting with electromagnetics, understanding nuclear power, exploring biological cell function, understanding how cars work, and building water sheds, are just a few of the engineering activities 360 children in grades 3 to 6, and their parents will explore as part of the program.