Articles in Academics

Researchers Develop “Radio-genetics”

New method triggers gene expression with radio waves or magnetic field


It’s the most basic of ways to find out what something does, whether it’s an unmarked circuit breaker or an unidentified gene—flip its switch and see what happens. New remote-control technology may offer biologists a powerful way to do this with cells and genes. A team at Rensselaer and Rockefeller University is developing a system… Read More

Institute Advancement Recognized by CASE for RPiDay

Single largest giving day makes history


CASE District II has awarded Rensselaer a Gold Accolade in the Social Media category for its work on RPi Day. Award recipients will be recognized at the District II Annual Conference February 1-3 in Washington, D.C. On Friday, March 14, a total of 819 donors, 797 of them Rensselaer alumni, made history by participating in… Read More

Center for Career and Professional Development To Host Spring Career Fair

Event will be held Feb. 11 in the Alumni Sports and Recreation Center

Job Fair

According to the recent  National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job 2015 report, employers plan to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2015 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2014. This news comes just in time, as the Center for Center for Career and… Read More

Call for Entries: 2015 Trustees’ Outstanding Teacher Award

Nominations due Feb. 24

Mark Mistur

In 1994, through the generosity of several members of the board of trustees and at the direction of the president, the Trustees’ Outstanding Teacher Award was established. This award, which is given annually, recognizes outstanding accomplishments in classroom instruction and consists of a $10,000 honorarium. The selection will be made based on evidence of sustained… Read More

2014 Herman Family Fellow Named

Award supports women in entrepreneurship


The Lally School of Management has awarded Nika Ogievetsky ’15, a master of business administration (MBA) and a master of engineering in materials science and engineering candidate, the Herman Family Fellowship award for Women in Entrepreneurship. The annual prize supports women enrolled in the Lally School MBA program with a tuition scholarship in support of… Read More

Winners of Fall 2014 Change the World Challenge Student Innovation Competition Announced

Twice-yearly event created to inspire students to consider ways to improve the human condition


A mobile application and website for tracking local infections, a biomedical device for developing drugs targeting treatment in the brain, and a wearable data collection platform that attaches to your eyeglasses are among the 10 winning ideas from the 76 entries in the fall 2014 Change the World Challenge at Rensselaer. Established in 2005 by… Read More

FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament

Local elementary and middle schools competed in regional qualifier on campus in December


When it comes to teaching adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn, what ideas can young students offer? Just ask the 12 elementary and middle school teams from the Capital Region that competed in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament on Dec. 6 at Rensselaer. More than 120 students… Read More

President Shirley Ann Jackson Participates in 2015 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

This year's theme is "The New Global Context"


Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson has joined other global leaders at the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) held this week in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s meeting is titled “The New Global Context,” and has convened a record number of participants. In addition to 1,500 top business leaders from over 140 countries,… Read More

EMPAC-Produced Albums Earn Top Marks

Rolling Stone lists Ben Frost’s as No. 1 avant-garde album

Ben Frost

Good news started rolling in over holiday break as music magazines, radio stations, blogs, and awards organizations selected a number of albums produced at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) for their lists of 2014’s best. Ben Frost’s AURORA, Vicky Chow and Tristan Perich’s Surface Image, David Brynjar Franzson’s The… Read More

Fall 2014 Faculty Promotion and Tenure List


Rensselaer’s faculty includes National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellows, National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award winners, and members of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and other eminent professional organizations. “Rensselaer faculty members take immense pride in their teaching and scholarship,” said Prabhat Hajela, provost. “They represent a dedicated… Read More