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MRI
John Schenck was a key member of the research team at GE that developed the first high-field MRI scanner in the early 1980s.
Gurley Building
In 1852, the Gurley brothers founded W. & L.E. Gurley, one of the first manufacturers of precision measuring instruments in the United States based in Troy, New York.
Olympics
Willisam Klages established his reputation as a lighting designer in the early days of television and has lighted landmark shows, such as the 1984 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremonies. The recipient of seven Emmy Awards, he was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 2012.
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Conceived in 1995, the Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame was created to honor the past while celebrating all generations of Rensselaer pioneers. The inaugural class was inducted in September 1998. Seven additional classes were inducted in October 1999, September 2001, September 2003, September 2005, September 2007, October 2009, September 2011, and October 2013. Etched glass windows have been placed centrally on the Rensselaer campus to commemorate their contributions.

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To Be Inducted October 2015

Seven new members have been selected for induction into the Alumni Hall of Fame, bringing the total membership to 79. They include the manufacturers of scientific instruments, the inventor of the floppy disk, an award-winning lighting designer, a pioneer in the science of light, an MRI pioneer, and an MRI technology innovator. The 2015 class of inductees carries on the tradition of Rensselaer’s distinguished legacy.
Lewis Gurley William Gurley Stephen Harris William Klages
E. Trifon Laskaris David Noble John Schenck

Lewis E. Gurley - Manufacturers of Scientific Instruments (1826-1897)
William Gurley - Manufacturers of Scientific Instruments (1821-1887)
Stephen E. Harris - Pioneer in the Science of Light (1936-  )
William M. Klages - Lighting Designer (1927-  )
E. Trifon Laskaris - MRI Technology Innovator (1944-  )
David L. Noble - Inventor of the Floppy Disk (1918-2004)
John F. Schenck - MRI Pioneer (1939 -  )


Inducted October 2013

B. Jayant Baliga - Power Electronics Innovator (1948 -  )
Lewis B. Combs - Co-founder of the Seabees (1895–1996)
Thomas W. Phelan Jr. - Dean, Historian, Counselor (1925–2006)
Alfred Tredway White - Pioneer in Housing Reform (1846-1921)

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