Three Rensselaer Student Teams Earn Top Honors for Entrepreneurial Ideas

Student creativity and entrepreneurial thinking to increase the fuel efficiency of tractor trailers, automate a resume building and headhunting web service, and reduce household water consumption have received funding from the Rensselaer Class of 1951 Student Entrepreneurship Award. The fund was established over a decade ago to help transform undergraduate and graduate student ideas into successful ventures. This year the competition was sponsored by the Paul J. ’69 and Kathleen M.

Winners of FIRST® Robotics Competition NY Tech Valley Regional Advance to FIRST® Championship

Last month, more than 1,000 high school students and their robots competed in the ultimate Sport for the Mind™ at the inaugural New York Tech Valley FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition that was hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute March 13-15.

Students worked with professional engineering mentors to design a robot, within a six-week timeframe, that solves a problem using a standard kit of parts and set of rules (but no instructions).