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Inside Rensselaer

Welcome to Inside Rensselaer, for the faculty and staff of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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More than 11,000 high school students have filed applications to attend Rensselaer, according to numbers released Jan. 17 by Rensselaer Admissions.
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Shengbai Zhang has been named senior chair of the Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ’70 Constellation in Physics, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship.
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Design optimization pioneer Achille Messac has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
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Assad Oberai has won the 2007 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Special Achievement Award for Young Investigators in Applied Mechanics.
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In October, Rensselaer will celebrate the grand opening of the new Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center with a series of gala events.
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Researchers at Rensselaer and Rice University have created the darkest material ever made by man. The researchers have applied for a Guinness World Record.
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Two theoretical physicists at Rensselaer have used “pen-and-paper math” to described the motion of interstellar shock waves.
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The NSF has awarded grants to colleges, including Rensselaer, to graduate more minority students from STEM programs.
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Researchers have developed a new way to seek out and render harmless specific proteins.
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The exhibit illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand mankind’s understanding of life on Earth.
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At least two Rensselaer alumni are part of the organization that received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Rensselaer will once again open the refurbished Hirsch Observatory to the community Friday evenings starting Feb. 1 through mid-November.
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Human Resources recently welcomed four new members to its team of experts. Collectively, they bring a wealth of experience from for-profit, nonprofit, and higher education environments.
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CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District II has selected several Rensselaer programs and people as winners and honorees in the 2008 Accolades Awards program.
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In honor of Black History Month, the Shelnutt Gallery and the Black Students Alliance are hosting an exhibit.
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Inside Rensselaer is published by the Division of Strategic Communications and External Relations (SC&ER).
Web design and production by SC&ER Web Communications. Podcast by Colleen Carey, Web Producer.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 2, Number 2, January 31, 2008
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