Georges Belfort, Institute Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, was selected Chair of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AICHE) Society for Biological Engineering (SBE).
A multi-university research team led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct clinical trials of their closed-loop artificial pancreas for individuals with Type 1 diabetes.
Troy, N.Y. – As signs of autumn like falling leaves and some cool weather days can be found across the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus, the campus will be buzzing with activity as thousands of Rensselaer families are expected to visit Oct. 24-26 to celebrate Family Weekend.
For more than 60 years, parents, family members, alumni, and friends have made the annual trek to the Troy campus to attend Family Weekend.
Troy, N.Y. – According to the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), these days the “college experience” is about more than simply attending a top-notch university. The city or town where the school is located is also important. Recent data compiled by the organization ranked the 20 best small cities for college students, with the Albany-Schenectady-Troy region coming in at number 11 on the list.
Nanobiotechnology expert Ravi Kane, the P.K. Lashmet Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named head of the university’s Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE).
Troy, N.Y. — The Friends of the Folsom Library at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have announced the inaugural Carl A. Westerdahl Forum, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 16, on the Rensselaer campus. The two-part program is titled “Making the Connection: Rensselaer Graduates Who Built Bridges over the Hudson.” The program will highlight the role Rensselaer alumni played in the growth of bridge design in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In celebration of Reunion/Homecoming Weekend, President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. invites you to attend: The State of the Institute address - "Looking Back to Look Forward" - on Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the EMPAC Theater. Although Rensselaer has seen a great deal of change over its 190-year history, its founding mission - to apply science and technology to "the common purposes of life" - remains more relevant than ever. Join President Jackson as she discusses her vision of "The New Polytechnic" and the future of Rensselaer.
A century ago, faculty, students, and alumni of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute helped shape the nascent field of chemical engineering. They applied their talent and ingenuity to advance technologies critical to the era, seeking new ways to use, manufacture, and refine a range of chemicals.