Commencement 2015: A Letter From Engineering Graduate Meghan Olson

Troy, N.Y. – Five years have flown by for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student Meghan Olson, who last year completed a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Design, Innovation, and Society. On Saturday, May 30, Olson will receive a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering during the Institute’s 209th Commencement Ceremony, and begin a new chapter in her life.

Rensselaer Team Develops Innovative 3D-Shaped Particle Fabrication Approach

Troy, N.Y. — A team including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered an innovative approach to the optofludic fabrication process, which can be regarded as a rapid 3-D prototyping method for the development of smaller high-resolution objects. The research is important for the biomedical field since it can be used to create functional particles for drug delivery and vascularized tissue constructs. 

Rensselaer Ranked in Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program Report

Troy, N.Y. – The Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program has named Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on its recent classification of colleges based on “value-added” measures.

The rankings consider how well colleges’ alumni performed on three economic measures: midcareer earnings, student-loan repayment, and occupational earnings power, the average salary within the occupations of alumni of a given college or university.

Dr. George Xu Received Randall S. Caswell Award from NIST

Professor X. George Xu, the Edward E. Hood Endowed Chair of Engineering, was awarded with the Randall S. Caswell Award for Distinguished Achievements in the Field of Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards by the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) . This award is named after Dr. Randy Caswell, who as the Chief of the Ionizing Radiation Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology was instrumental in the formation of CIRMS.

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.