Hull Named Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems

Troy, N.Y. – Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, the Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the first director of the Institute’s new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS). The appointment is effective October 1, 2014.

CBIS 10th Anniversary Celebration Symposium

Troy, N.Y. – The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a symposium on the intersection of engineering, biomedicine, and healthcare.

The symposium, presented by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the CBIS Auditorium. A reception featuring poster presentations from CBIS students will immediately follow the keynote address.

Rensselaer Delta Phi Fraternity Alumni Renovate George M. Low Gallery

Troy, N.Y. – Nestled in the heart of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus is a permanent exhibit of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) memorabilia and other materials that honor the life of former Rensselaer President George M. Low ’48. The George M. Low Gallery, open daily to the public, is located on the fourth floor of the Low Center for Industrial Innovation.

Rensselaer to Host Greeting at the Approach and Welcome Fest Events

Troy, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the city of Troy will officially welcome members of the Class of 2018 to campus and also introduce them to the local community today.

The annual Greeting at the Approach will take place from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the 8th Street Approach. Vice President for Student Life Timothy Sams will introduce the new members of the Class of 2018.

Making Old Bones New Again

Troy, N.Y. – As we age, our bones grow more brittle and more susceptible to fracture. Individuals with diabetes or with certain types of osteoporosis often are similarly afflicted with brittle bones.

A new study from biomedical engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrates how the compound N-phenacylthiazolium bromide, or PTB, dissolves the sugary impurities within bone tissue that cause our femurs, fibulas, and other bones to become more fragile.