Troy, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson today announced that Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, will address Rensselaer graduates on May 28, 2016, during the 210th Commencement Ceremony. Cousin will receive an honorary degree at the ceremony for her contributions as leader of the world’s largest humanitarian organization and her role in raising awareness of food insecurity and chronic malnutrition.
Five members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) faculty have been selected for induction into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
The AIMBE College of Fellows includes the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers in the country, representing the most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs.
Rensselaer strives to produce graduates known for their intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and global view. As the Rensselaer Plan 2024 articulates, “we do this through theoretical and experiential learning grounded in the fundamentals, and linked to an appreciation of the social forces that shape human history.” Rigorous disciplinary education combined with world-class student experience, and excellent support systems distinguishes the Rensselaer education.
Through its new Cancer Research Group (CARGO), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is drawing on its trademark interdisciplinary approach to help battle a disease that kills nearly 600,000 Americans per year and affects countless more.
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Statement from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Regarding Brussels Attacks
Troy, N.Y. — The thoughts of the entire Rensselaer community are with those suffering in the wake of the deadly attacks in Brussels, Belgium.
Steven Cramer, the William Weightman Walker Professor of Polymer Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has received a 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) award in Separations Science and Technology. Cramer is recognized “for contributions to a molecular-level understanding, adsorption isotherm formalisms, and the development and application of chromatographic bioprocesses for the purification of biopharmaceuticals.”
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a $500,000 grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap) to help complete a $2 million network of smart sensors that are part of the Jefferson Project at Lake George.
Statements from Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President, and
Dr. James Hendler, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences on the Passing of Raymond S. Tomlinson, Rensselaer Class of 1963
March 7, 2016 – TROY, N.Y. -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson and Dr. James Hendler, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences, today commented on the passing of Raymond S. Tomlinson, member of the Rensselaer Class of 1963.