Rensselaer Installs First of Its Kind Smart Lighting Testbed in Hospital Inpatient Setting

Troy, N.Y. — In an effort to study the effects of lighting on human health and diseases, the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) recently installed a novel hospital inpatient lighting test bed for the study of automated lighting at the University of New Mexico Health Center (UNMHC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Modeling, Design, and Controls Expert B. Wayne Bequette Named Fellow of IEEE

Modeling, design, and controls expert B. Wayne Bequette has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  Bequette, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), is being recognized for contributions to design and control of chemical and biological systems. Much of his recent work has been toward the development of a closed-loop artificial pancreas for individuals with type 1 diabetes.

Rensselaer Receives $9.44M Grant From Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has provided a $9.44 million grant to help refurbish and upgrade the electron linear accelerator (LINAC) at the Gaerttner LINAC Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Once the upgrades are complete, the Institute will be home to some of the nation’s most advanced technology for measuring neutron interactions with nuclear materials.

Rensselaer TALKS Lecture Series Explores Chaos and Resilience

Troy, N.Y. – To bring together world-renowned thinkers and speakers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) campus community and beyond, a team of Rensselaer students launched the Rensselaer TALKS lecture series in May 2014. On Monday, Dec. 14, the students continue with the fourth installment of TALKS, this time with the theme of “Chaos.” The program will begin at noon in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) auditorium. 

Rensselaer and Hudson Valley FLL To Host FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament

Troy, N.Y. — Have you ever thought about the disposable plastic straw in your drink at a restaurant? When you finish your meal and leave, what happens to the straw? Just ask the 14 elementary and middle school teams from the Capital Region that will compete in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament on Dec. 12 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

IBM Research and Rensselaer Pioneer Next-Generation Cognitive Environments

IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans for a multi-year collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pioneer new frontiers in the scientific field of immersive cognitive systems. The research collaboration will be housed in the newly established Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab (CISL) on the Rensselaer campus in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).