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  1. Better Tools for Supercomputer ResearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. The U.S. Department of Energy will fund research into a novel approach to improving efficiency of next-generation supercomputer simulations with an award to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute doctoral candidate Caitlin Joann Ross. Ross, a researcher in the lab of Chris Carothers - a Rensselaer professor and director of the Center for Computational Innovations - has won a prestigious six-month Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program award to pursue her research at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago.

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  2. The Heat Is On: Temperature Heals Lithium DendritesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 29 | Newswise

    Researchers at Rensselaer have developed a new technique using heat to enable lithium-metal self-healing to eliminate dangerous dendrite buildup in battery anodes, paving the way for more powerful battery technologies Image shows the temperature driven merging and fusing of lithium dendrites into a uniform surface, which eliminates the risk of electrical shorting in lithium-ion batteries. TROY, N.Y. - Rechargeable lithium-ion, the dominant battery technology for portable electronics, is increasingly becoming the battery of choice for electric-vehicle and electric-grid energy-storage applications.

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  3. Rensselaer Introduces First in the Nation "Data Dexterity" Requirement for All Undergraduate StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. Data is a critical building block of a fast-approaching future, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is ensuring that all of its students are adept architects with the adoption of a new institute-wide requirement in data education. The requirement, the first of its kind in the nation, will propel all Rensselaer students beyond the current collegiate standard of "data literacy" to "data dexterity" - proficiency in using diverse datasets to define and solve complex real-world problems.

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  4. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professors Offer Insights on Cognitive ScienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. - Sergei Nirenburg , professor and head of the Department of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was the guest editor of the Winter 2017 edition of AI magazine , the official publication of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. The special issue is devoted to new research in the field of cognitive systems, and features essays by leading scholars in the field, including Nirenburg and Marjorie McShane , associate professor of cognitive science at Rensselaer.

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  5. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Among the Best Schools for Game DesignRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | Newswise

    New rankings by The Art Center Project and GameDesigning.org are latest in a long line of honors for Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program Newswise - TROY, N.Y. - The accolades keep coming for the highly regarded Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute . The latest comes from two sources: The Art Career Project, a nationally recognized resource for art students and art professionals, and GameDesigning.org, "a central hub for all things game design."

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  6. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor's Book Transforms the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. - Gina Colarelli O'Connor , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute associate dean for academic affairs and professor of marketing and innovation management at the Lally School of Management, has co-authored Beyond the Champion: Institutionalizing Innovation Through People . The new book, which hit store shelves this month, is published by Stanford Business Books with co-authors Andrew Corbett, professor and entrepreneurship division chair at Babson College, and the late Lois S. Peters, former associate professor and director of the M.S. in Technology, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship program at Lally.

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  7. AIAA Announces 2018 Winners for Outstanding Educators and Literary Excellence in Aerospace AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently honored recipients of the 2018 Educator Awards presented to several faculty, including rotorcraft and adaptive structures expert Farhan Gandhi , the Rosalind and John J. Redfern Jr. '33 Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute . The awards were presented during the fifth annual AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition , the world's largest event for aerospace research, development, and technology, held earlier in January at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida.

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  8. Transforming Patient Health Care and Well-Being Through LightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. - The world of health care is changing rapidly and there is increased interest in the role that light and lighting can play in improving health outcomes for patients and providing healthy work environments for staff, according to many researchers. Recently, the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , together with the Illumination Engineering Society , sponsored a workshop to explore pathways to define and promote the adoption of lighting systems specifically for health-care environments.

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  9. Tracking Traffic in the Divided World of a Nerve CellRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. The split personality of a nerve cell illustrates a puzzle. Nerve cells are divided in two domains the axon sends signals and the dendrites receive them.

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  10. Developing a "Living Lab" To Study Energy-Efficient LogisticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | Newswise

    The Rensselaer project, titled "Collaborative Approaches to Energy-Efficient Logistics in the Albany - New York City Corridor," features a collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory, George Mason University, and multiple public and private-sector organizations operating in the Albany and NYC regions. The project will be led by Jose Holguin-Veras, the William H. Hart Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment at Rensselaer.

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  11. Developing Next-Generation Sensing TechnologiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | Newswise

    The DOE Science News Source is a Newswise initiative to promote research news from the Office of Science of the DOE to the public and news media. Researchers at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of New Mexico, and ABB awarded over $2 million from ARPA-E for Transformational Energy Technology The Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, along with the University of New Mexico and LESA industry partner ABB, are working to create a low-cost, privacy-preserving sensor technology for counting, locating, and tracking occupants in any commercial space that will be developed and tested.

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  12. The Future of Today's Electric Power SystemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. - Energy and sustainability are among the grand challenges facing humanity. Faculty research in electric power engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has led to groundbreaking discoveries and innovative contributions in all aspects of generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electric energy.

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  13. Supporting the Development of Offshore Wind Power PlantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | Newswise

    The DOE Science News Source is a Newswise initiative to promote research news from the Office of Science of the DOE to the public and news media. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Future Energy Systems to host webinar on "Turbine and Transmission System Technologies for Offshore Wind Power Plants" Dec. 20 Power electronics expert Jian Sun, who serves as director for the the Center for Future Energy System at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will present a webinar titled "Turbine and Transmission System Technologies for Offshore Wind Power Plants."

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  14. The Next Great Idea! Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announces...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2017 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. - An autonomous robotic painting system, an intuitive smart desk, a platform that facilitates peer-to-peer renewable energy sales, and a compact nuclear detector are the winning ideas from the entries in the fall 2017 Change the World Challenge at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute . The Change the World Challenge competition is a twice-yearly event created to support entrepreneurship education and inspire Rensselaer students to develop their unique ideas into a viable business concept.

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  15. More Than Meets the Eye: How Operational Risk Rocked the Financial Sector FoundationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. - How banks respond to regulations and manage risk isn't always what it seems. Research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by Brian Clark , assistant professor of banking and corporate finance at the Lally School of Management - " Risk Shifting and Regulatory Arbitrage: Evidence from Operational Risk ," with Alireza Ebrahim of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency - studied this concept closely.

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  16. AAAS Announces 2017 FellowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. - A recognized global leader in chromatographic bioprocessing, Steven Cramer , the William Weightman Walker Professor of Polymer Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science . The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874.

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  17. New Deposition Technique Puts the Heat on SiliconRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. In 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 field.

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  18. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Students Named University Innovation FellowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 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 University Innovation Fellows by the Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design . The Rensselaer students were nominated by the Paul J. '69 and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at the Rensselaer Lally School of Management as well as the Emerging Ventures Ecosystem at Rensselaer.

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  19. Exploring the Common Gut Bacteria BacteroidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. Probiotic yogurts and pills promise better health, but the bacteria we ingest find a complex and challenging environment when they enter our gut. Food sources shift with every meal we eat, and the threat of pathogens is ever-present.

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  20. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Member Joins U.S. Securities ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | Newswise

    Troy, N.Y. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lally School of Management Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Aparna Gupta has been invited, following a rigorous selection process, to join the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its Division of Economic and Risk Analysis as a visiting researcher. The SEC DERA serves as the think tank of the commission, integrating financial economics and rigorous data analytics into its core mission.

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