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Jefferson Project at Lake George Reaches New Milestones

State-of-the-art data visualization laboratory unveiled Oct. 17


The Jefferson Project at Lake George has announced new milestones in the multimillion-dollar collaboration that seeks to understand and manage the complex factors impacting Lake George, a pristine natural ecosystem and cornerstone of New York’s tourism industry. Through their groundbreaking partnership, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George have developed preliminary models… Read More

Lally School Masters’ Scholars Learn Commercialization Pathways

Highly selective program pairs students with researchers on campus

Pittsburgh Building

Lally School master’s students are taking their academic knowledge to the next level by learning to identify commercialization pathways for lab research discoveries and inventions through the Lally Masters’ Scholars Research Program (MSRP). Now in its second year, more than 50 Lally master’s students have signed up to be considered for the highly selective voluntary… Read More

Aquatic Ecologist To Head Jefferson Project at Lake George

Rick Relyea joins Rensselaer to lead effort to make Lake George the world’s “smartest” lake


Rick Relyea, a world-renowned aquatic ecologist, has been named the director of the Jefferson Project at Lake George for Rensselaer. Relyea has also been appointed the David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences. The Jefferson Project is a groundbreaking partnership between Rensselaer, IBM, and The FUND for Lake George…. Read More

CBIS To Host Medical Device Day Nov. 5

Medtronic co-sponsors daylong symposium

Medtronic won FDA approval for the Advisa DR MRI SureScan, an MR-Conditional pacemaker.

The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) will host a daylong symposium on medical devices on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the CBIS Auditorium as part of its ongoing 10th anniversary celebration (2004-2014). The event, sponsored by Rensselaer and Medtronic, is a celebration of interdisciplinary research that lies at the cross section of a number… Read More

LRC Develops Sustainable Roadway Lighting Seminars, Guidebook

street light

Until recently, roadway lighting technologies changed very slowly. Technologies like high-pressure sodium (HPS) and other high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps used in cobra head-style fixtures were state-of-the-art for decades. In response, the best practices for roadway lighting design had remained largely unchanged since the 1970s and 1980s. A growing concern for preventing light pollution in the… Read More

Ravi Kane Named Head of Chemical and Biological Engineering

His research interests are at the interface of biotechnology and nanotechnology


Nanobiotechnology expert Ravi Kane, the P.K. Lashmet Professor, has been named head of the university’s Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). “Dr. Kane is an internationally respected scholar known for interdisciplinary research, an award-winning educator, and an exceptional mentor. We are delighted to have him lead CBE as the department head,”… Read More

Major Gift Will Support Data Visualization Laboratory at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute

New facility to be named the Helen-Jo and John E. Kelly III ’78 Data Visualization Laboratory

Data Visual Lab

Last week, Rensselaer announced a major gift from trustee John Kelly III ’78 and his wife, Helen-Jo, of Poughquag, N.Y. The leadership gift will create an endowed fund to support ongoing research at the Helen-Jo and John E. Kelly III ’78 Data Visualization Laboratory, located at the Margaret A. and David M. Darrin ’40 Fresh… Read More

Capital Region Ranks 11th in Top Small Cities for College Students

American Institute for Economic Research cites area for positive impact on student life

Troy NY

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… Read More

Student Life Departments Collaborate To Host Student Officer Summit

Student leaders learned about campus resources, programs

Student Summit

The Rensselaer Union—one of the only student-run Unions in the country—is home to more than 200 clubs, sports, and organizations. Last month, a special Student Officer Summit program was held to connect students with campus programs and resources in order to increase their understanding of club leadership and to assist them with creating club goals… Read More

New Report Recognizes Earning Power of Rensselaer Graduates

Rensselaer ranks 35 among more than 1,000 colleges on list


Graduates of Rensselaer command some of the highest salaries of any undergraduate degree holders in the nation, according to a new study from PayScale. The PayScale 2014-15 College Salary Report ranks Rensselaer 35 among the 1,002 colleges included on the list. The report shows Rensselaer alumni and alumnae with an undergraduate degree earn a median… Read More