On Tuesday, November 17, MIT Professor James DiCarlo, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver a lecture titled “Reverse Engineering the Mind: The convergence of neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, and engineering” at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). DiCarlo, the Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience at MIT, is head of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.
Troy, N.Y. — Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms bonded in a hexagonal pattern, is simultaneously the thinnest, strongest, and stiffest known material, and also serves as an excellent conductor of both heat and electricity. However, these superior properties have yet to be realized for graphene-derived macroscopic structures such as graphene fibers.
Troy, N.Y. – Michael Shur, the Patricia W. and C. Sheldon Roberts Professor of Solid State Electronics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received an Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Achievement award for pioneering contributions to deep ultraviolet light emitting diode technology.
To celebrate the launch of Art_X @ Rensselaer, members of the campus and community are invited to the third in a series of events highlighting the new initiative. A panel discussion, titled “(Bio)Designing the Future of Medicine: Accelerating Discovery and Innovation at the Intersection of the Arts, Science, and Engineering,” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) Auditorium.
Troy, NY – Today, the development of clean energy is critical to the economy and the environment of the state and the nation. Recently, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) was selected to receive a state grant redesignating the center as part of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) Program.
New research shows that a single conserved mechanism governs the movement of two structurally distinct variants of kinesin-14 – a class of molecular motors that moves materials and facilitates chromosomal separation within cells. The finding indicates that a mechanism using strain to advance the protein along its path has survived the pressures of evolution in diverse designs of motor proteins within this subfamily of kinesins.
Troy, N.Y. — Manufacturers, policy makers, academics, and stakeholders in the manufacturing ecosystem continue to seek innovative strategies to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. In support of this, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched a new certificate program for graduate students in advanced manufacturing.
Troy, N.Y. — To celebrate the launch of Art_X@Rensselaer (Art_X) members of the campus and community are invited to a series of concerts co-sponsored by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) and the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS). The concerts scheduled for October 6 and October 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m., will take place in the CBIS auditorium on the Troy campus.
Troy, N.Y. — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute alumni and alumnae will gather from across the country and around the world Oct.1-4 at their alma mater with fellow Rensselaer graduates to participate in Reunion & Homecoming weekend festivities. This year, a series of events pay homage to the theme of space, and explore Rensselaer connections to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).