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Miranda Cuckson

Composition Contrasts With Improvisation When Miranda Cuckson Meets Architeuthis Walks on Land at EMPAC Violin soloist Miranda Cuckson is known for her graceful tone, technical refinement, and elegant interpretation of classical repertoire. Complementing Cuckson will be viola-bassoon duo Architeuthis Walks on Land, who have established a unique reputation for using these classical instruments toward free… Read More

Neuromorphic: Rensselaer Researchers To Design the Next-Generation Supercomputer


With a $1.3 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory, researchers at Rensselaer will explore the design and potential of next-generation supercomputers that incorporate a highly efficient “neuromorphic” processor, which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design. In the Rensselaer project, titled “Massively Parallel Modeling and Simulation of Next-Generation Hybrid Neuromorphic… Read More

Students To Present Environmental Solutions

Fourth annual New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Research and Development Student Competition to be held on campus April 22

Anasha Cummings

Twelve student teams from eight colleges and universities across New York state will present their solution to an environmental problem within their community at the fourth annual New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Research and Development Student Competition on April 22 at Rensselaer. The competition, to be held in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary… Read More

Rensselaer Team Earns Top-Five Finish in Putnam Mathematics Competition


A team of Rensselaer undergraduate mathematics students has placed third out of more than 430 teams in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, widely regarded as the most prestigious pure mathematics competition in North America. Several previous top winners of the competition have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics and the International… Read More

Time to Celebrate New Orleans Style: Grand Marshal Week 2015

Rensselaer hosts annual week of student clubs, activities, and elections


This year, Grand Marshal Week at Rensselaer paid homage to “The Big Easy” with a New Orleans theme and an appropriately titled slogan, “Keep Your Rhythm.” A long-standing tradition at Rensselaer, Grand Marshal Week (GM Week), a week of campuswide celebrations featuring student organizations and student elections, was held April 10-17. Each spring, the campus… Read More

Bridge to the Bicentennial

First Women Graduates: April 22, 1945


Lois Graham and Mary Ellen Rathbun Kolb were the first two women to graduate from Rensselaer, on April 22, 1945. The two women and their classmates (as part of the Class of 1946) completed a war-accelerated program in two and a half years. In addition to traditional academic trials, Mary Ellen Rathbun Kolb remembered “there were… Read More

The Next Great Idea! Student Innovation Achievements Lauded

Change the World Challenge winners announced; Class of 1951 Student Entrepreneurship Award winners also named

Culture Shift

The Change the World Challenge Competition Extraordinary achievements in student innovation at Rensselaer were recognized recently with several hallmark entrepreneurship awards—the spring 2015 and the overall “Best of the Best” in the Change the World Challenge, and the Rensselaer Class of 1951 Student Entrepreneurship Award. The Change the World Challenge competition is a twice-yearly event… Read More

AT&T Tech Valley Civic App Challenge Hosts Check-In and Hacking Event

Event designed to answer questions, provide mentoring, discuss project progress, and provide technical support

AT&T—in partnership with Rensselaer, University at Albany, TechConnex (an affiliate for the Center for Economic Growth), Tech Valley Center of Gravity, Saratoga TechOUT, Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, New York BizLab, Beahive, Tech Valley Mobile Developers Network, Accelerate 518, and Hack Upstate—last month launched the AT&T Tech Valley Civic App Challenge. This two-month “virtual hackathon” challenges… Read More

Making Music To Connect the World: Earth Week Music Celebration

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences to debut innovative artistic performance April 24


In celebration of Earth Week, the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) is set to debut an innovative artistic performance combining music, philosophy, and the sounds of nature on Friday, April 24, on the Rensselaer Troy campus in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The program will… Read More

Team TROOPER Prepares for Final DARPA Challenge


Team TROOPER will take on contenders from around the globe—and tackle some of the most daunting disaster response tests—during the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge finals June 5-6 in Pomona, California. The team is a partnership of Rensselaer, Lockheed Martin, and the University of Pennsylvania. One of the world’s most difficult robotics… Read More