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March 24, 2017

Volume 11, No. 5

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

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. To Speak at Rensselaer April 11

The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, will take part in a conversation with Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, a recent recipient of the National Medal of Science. “We are delighted to draw visitors of ... Read More

A Blood Test for Autism

A Blood Test for AutismAn algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study. The algorithm, developed by researchers at Rensselaer, ... Read More

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students Receive Spinal Cord Injury Fellowships

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students Receive Spinal Cord Injury FellowshipsTwo doctoral students in biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Anthony D’Amato and Christopher Johnson, have been awarded New York State Department of Health Spinal Cord Injury Research Board Predoctoral Fellowships. The Spinal Cord Injury ... Read More

Graduate Engineering Programs Ranked 39th in the Nation

Graduate Engineering Programs Ranked 39th in the NationThe graduate programs in engineering at Rensselaer are once again considered among the best in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released last week. For the ... Read More

Turning Basketball Courts Into DIY Science Labs

Turning Basketball Courts Into DIY Science LabsEvery year, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Research Paper Competition brings exciting and innovative insight and changes to how we analyze sports. This year, an interdisciplinary team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute comprised of graduate ... Read More

Two Students Named University Innovation Fellows

Two Students Named University Innovation FellowsRensselaer students Zaire Johnson ’18, computer and systems engineering, and Vincent Arena ’17, mechanical engineering and design, innovation, and society, have been named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). ... Read More

Lecture by Portuguese Visual Artist Marta de Menezes Explores Identity

Lecture by Portuguese Visual Artist Marta de Menezes Explores IdentityInternationally recognized Portuguese visual artist Marta de Menezes, whose research explores the intersection between art and biology, delivered a lecture—titled “Identity: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?”—on Wednesday, March ... Read More