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Inside Rensselaer

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More than 2,000 students will receive degrees from Rensselaer May 17 at 9:30 a.m. on the Harkness Field.
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Megan Salt sees her future as influencing the direction of cancer research, either as the principal investigator or as head of a research team.
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Ian Jacobi is part of a Rensselaer-MIT team engaged in research on the Semantic Web.
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Paul Morrow has developed innovations that could improve magnetic data storage and sense low-level magnetic fields.

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Jeffrey Martin has creating a lab-on-a-chip device that builds complex, highly specialized sugar molecules.
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Thanks to an invention devised by Class of 2008 graduate Sarah DiNovo, our law enforcement officers can protect themselves while protecting us.
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Research is one of several elements that made Tolga Goren’s undergraduate experience unique.
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When Kristy Kolb receives her degree, she will follow in the footsteps of her grandmother, one of Rensselaer’s first two women graduates.
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Rebecca Moore is determined to make a difference. She will volunteer with the Peace Corps after graduating from Rensselaer.
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Budding entrepreneur Chris Keenan offers a solution — a free online study resource to help students tackle the AP courses and exams.
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Phil Bracken, an aeronautical engineer with a clear goal of becoming an astronaut, will begin his career as a propulsion engineer with a Dulles, Va.-based company.
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Three graduates have created a game with an important purpose — to foster independence among disabled individuals.
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Weixiao Huang’s new transistor has captured the attention of some of the biggest American and Japanese automobile companies.
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Laura Wontrop will join automotive giant General Motors as a vehicle definition engineer, and play a key role in solidifying the design of next-generation concept cars.
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Inside Rensselaer is published by the Division of Strategic Communications and External Relations (SC&ER).
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 2, Number 9, May 16, 2008
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