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Rensselaer Receives $498,000 Grant To Support High School STEM Education

New York State Stem Cell Science Awards Glenn Monastersky

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New York State Stem Cell Science (NYSTEM) has awarded a four-year $498,000 grant to Rensselaer  to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) training for high school students. The program is intended to introduce stem cell research fundamentals to pre-college students, generating a pipeline of future researchers in the field. The grant will focus on human… Read More

Curt Breneman Named Dean of Science

Appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2015

Curt Breneman

Curt Breneman has been named dean of the School of Science. The appointment is effective January 1, 2015. Breneman has served as head of the university’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology since 2010. “Dr. Breneman has a distinguished record of interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurial thought, and educational leadership,” said President Shirley Ann Jackson. “I am… Read More

Professors Berman, Garde, and Wang Selected as 2014 AAAS Fellows

Recognized for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications”

Shekhar Garde

Three faculty members at Rensselaer have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and the publisher of Science and other scholarly journals. Rensselaer professors Francine Berman and Ge Wang and Dean of Engineering Shekhar Garde were among the 401 newly selected AAAS fellows… Read More

Student-Athletes’ Academic Success Rate at 99 Percent

Above national average

Students at Rensselaer exhibit hard work, determination, dedication, and commitment to meet every challenge head-on. With support, guidance, and co-curricular activities, Rensselaer students connect to a network of faculty, staff, and other students, ensuring that they are part of a strong community of learners. As students strive to become the leaders of tomorrow, the Rensselaer… Read More

Yener Selected as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Cited for “contributions to network design optimization and security”

Bulent Yener

Bulent Yener has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Yener is a professor of computer science and founding director of the Data Science Research Center. In elevating him to a fellow, the IEEE cited Yener for “contributions to network design optimization and security.” Yener researches along two tracks:… Read More

Celebrating and Supporting Women In Computing

Students and faculty attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference

Earlier in the semester, a group of female undergraduate students from the Department of Computer Science, along with faculty members, attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference held in Houston, Texas. Co-founded by Anita Borg and Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, Anita Borg… Read More

Creating a Space To Support Women in STEM

Program connects women students with mentors

Women in STEM

In an effort to create a space to support and mentor Rensselaer women pursuing a career in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, last month members of the Women at Rensselaer Mentor Program and the Society of Women Engineers hosted the 10th annual “Women Excelling in STEM” program. One hundred and twenty-five undergraduate… Read More

George Washington Bridge Tour

Civil engineering students get behind-the-scenes tour

On Nov. 5, Civil Engineering Department Head Chris Letchford and 24 civil engineering 
students visited the George Washington Bridge for an in-depth “engineer’s tour” of the bridge structure and the inner workings of one of the country’s busiest transportation facilities. This was the seventh annual tour, which started with a visit from Professor Thomas Zimmie and… Read More

Georges Belfort Appointed Adviser to Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Global bioseparations expert is a respected academic and industrial chemical engineer

Institute Professor Georges Belfort has been named an adviser to the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a member of the Academic Steering Committee of the Alexander Grass Center for Bioengineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also has been selected to chair the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), a technological community within the American… Read More

Chanaka Edirisinghe Named Kay and Jackson Tai ’72 Senior Professor in the Lally School of Management

Recognized leader in the areas of finance, quantitative finance, and management finance

Chanaka Edirisinghe

Chanaka Edirisinghe, a recognized leader in the areas of finance, quantitative finance, and management finance, has been named the Kay and Jackson Tai ’72 Senior Professor in the Lally School of Management. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member. “We are very excited to welcome Professor Edirisinghe as… Read More