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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

June 7, 2017

Volume 11, No. 10

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

Graduates Urged To Embrace Change at 211th Commencement

Describing the dizzying pace of technological innovation, former United States Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz urged graduates to “anticipate career change, welcome it, and manage it to your and your society’s benefit” at the 211th Commencement on May 20. ... Read More

Rensselaer Hosts Inaugural “Lavender Graduation” Ceremony for Class of 2017 Graduates

Rensselaer Hosts Inaugural “Lavender Graduation” Ceremony for Class of 2017 Graduates“Lavender Graduation” is an LGBTQ+ graduation celebration that was founded at the University of Michigan by Ronni Sanlo in 1995. In the years since, Lavender Graduation has spread to a number of colleges and universities ... Read More

Engineering Efficient Greenhouses

Engineering Efficient GreenhousesToday, as consumers demand more locally sourced vegetables and the farm-to-table trend builds momentum, New York greenhouses are faced with conflicting tasks focused on producing more quality vegetables while reducing overall energy consumption. Now, a ... Read More

Rensselaer Team Develops a New and Practical Method to Measure Cell Stiffness

Rensselaer Team Develops a New and Practical Method to Measure Cell StiffnessA team including researchers at Rensselaer has developed an innovative approach to measuring cellular mechanical properties (i.e., cell stiffness) that is part of an emerging label-free (i.e, no histology dyes or immunolabeling) biophysical marker that ... Read More

Suvranu De Named Fellow of U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics

Suvranu De Named Fellow of U.S. Association for Computational MechanicsSuvranu De, the J. Erik Jonsson ’22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, has been selected as a fellow of the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics ... Read More

Advances in Cognitive Systems

Advances in Cognitive SystemsRensselaer hosted the fifth annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems May 12-14, featuring presentations from researchers at organizations including Naval Research Lab, MIT, Google, Georgia Tech, and IBM. On May 11, the Cognitive and ... Read More

IBM and Rensselaer Team To Research Chronic Diseases With Cognitive Computing

IBM and Rensselaer Team To Research Chronic Diseases With Cognitive ComputingIBM and Rensselaer recently announced the creation of the new Center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and Semantics (HEALS). Located on the Rensselaer campus, the HEALS center is a five-year collaborative research effort aimed ... Read More