Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair March 21

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.

Eric Ledet and Research Team Awarded International Society for the Study of the Lumber Spine Prize

Eric Ledet, associate professor and laboratory director of the Musculoskeletal Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his research team have been named the 2015 recipients of the prestigious ISSLS prize for lumbar spine research.

Richard W. Siegel elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

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."

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Rensselaer Assistant Professor Receives Department of Commerce Gold Medal

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.

Center for Future Energy Systems Annual Conference Feb. 26

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.

Exploring Engineering Day at Rensselaer

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.