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December 8, 2017

Volume 11, No. 17

Welcome to Inside Rensselaer, for the community of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

This publication communicates the many and varied things happening with Rensselaer people and programs, from research highlights to professional milestones, from faculty accomplishments to events and everyday news you can use.

Inside Rensselaer

Rensselaer Engineers Take To Flight

Amir Hirsa, professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, and a group of undergraduate and graduate students recently returned from Sanford International Airport in Florida after completing an experiment in zero gravity. “I couldn’t have asked for better people—smarter, more ... Read More

President’s Annual Holiday Concert Set for Dec. 10

President’s Annual Holiday Concert Set for Dec. 10The 2017 President’s Holiday Concert will take place on Sunday, December 10, at 3:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on campus. The Rensselaer Orchestra, under the ... Read More

Steven Cramer Named AAAS Fellow

Steven Cramer Named AAAS FellowA recognized global leader in chromatographic bioprocessing, Steven Cramer, the William Weightman Walker Professor of Polymer Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The tradition of ... Read More

Liberty League Names Grant O’Connor Runner of the Year

Liberty League Names Grant O’Connor Runner of the YearRensselaer student-athlete Grant O’Connor has been named the Liberty League Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Year, and the Engineers coaches, led by John Lynch, garnered Staff of the Year, the conference has announced. A ... Read More


Three Rensselaer Students Named University Innovation Fellows


Three Rensselaer Students Named University Innovation FellowsRensselaer students Jacqueline Curtsinger ’18, M.S. in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship; Jacquelyn Demshick ’19, biomedical engineering and design, innovation, and society; and Ria Shroff ’19, biomedical engineering and design, innovation, and society, have been named ... Read More

Steinway Recognizes Mary Simoni as Steinway Artist

Steinway Recognizes Mary Simoni as Steinway ArtistPresident Shirley Ann Jackson hosted a reception for Rensselaer alumni, parents, students, and friends at Steinway Hall in New York City on Nov. 15. The evening included a performance led by Mary Simoni, dean of ... Read More

New Deposition Technique Puts the Heat on Silicon

New Deposition Technique Puts the Heat on SiliconIn the early history of electronic devices, germanium, a more efficient elemental semiconductor than silicon, was the material of choice. Ultimately, the high cost of developing germanium crystals eclipsed its efficiency, and silicon captured the ... Read More