Rensselaer Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Troy, N.Y. – Five Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, and six more have been recognized with honorable mention. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.

Rensselaer To Host 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) April 17-19. The conference will include plenary speakers, session keynotes, contributed papers and posters, and networking sessions and panel discussions, as well as an undergraduate senior design competition. NEBEC is an annual regional conference with an attendance of 400 to 500 people.

Materials Interface Expert Named Head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Troy, N.Y. – Materials interface expert Pawel Keblinski has been named head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Keblinski, a professor of materials science and engineering, was recently named a fellow of the American Physical Society for “significant contributions to fundamental understanding of interfacial heat flow using computational materials science tools.”

Using Transplanted T Cells to Relieve Inflammatory Diseases

Troy, N.Y. — With a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a team of researchers – including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Juergen Hahn – will investigate the potential of using transplanted regulatory T cells (Tregs) to reduce inflammation in diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, which currently has no known viable treatment options.

Rensselaer Hosting New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition

Troy, N.Y. – It’s all about robots, 3,000 pounds of metal, gears and electronics, and recycling. Get ready to see the ultimate display of science, mathematics, and technology in action as 36 teams of high school students put their robots to the test and compete in the New York Tech Valley FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from March 19 to 21. 

Sangwoo Lee Receives Cozzarelli Prize from PNAS

Troy, N.Y. – Sangwoo Lee, assistant professor in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded a 2014 Cozzarelli Prize in Engineering and Applied Sciences from
 the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). His paper, “Sphericity and symmetry breaking in the formation of Frank-Kasper phases from one component materials,” co-authored
 with Chris Leighton and Frank S.