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.
Tarek Abdoun, the Thomas Iovino Chaired Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has won the 2015 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Bronze Award for developing a Web-based module that gives students remote, real-time experience with centrifuge testing.
In celebration of National Engineers Week, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineering Ambassadors and Congressman Paul Tonko will visit Watervliet City Schools for a full day of hands-on activities, presentations, and discussion of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program will run from 8 a.m. through 2:20 p.m.
Jason Hicken, assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation.
Midshipman Amanda Gallo, a senior majoring in nuclear engineering, was one of 125 midshipmen and only six women nationwide selected from this year’s NROTC graduating class for the U.S. Navy’s submarine force. The U.S. Navy only opened service in the submarine force to female officers in 2010.
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.
Troy, N.Y. — Special effects engineering expert Richard Radke has been appointed deputy director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Radke serves as associate professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer.
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.