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On May 21 the White House cited Rensselaer for its leadership role in using the Web to promote government transparency.
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Colloquy participants delivered a thought-provoking discussion titled “Re-Igniting the Innovation Economy: Science and Technology.”
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A Guggenheim Fellowship will enable Kathy High, associate professor of electronic arts, to continue her explorations into life blurred by biotechnology.
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A four-year, $2.45 million grant from NYSTEM will position Rensselaer as an upstate center for stem cell research.

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Students participated in an afterschool program that focused on incorporating environmental sounds into a musical performance.
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Patrick Underhill will use his five-year, $400,000 CAREER award to further his research into how transport phenomena affect biological processes.
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Summer@Rensselaer offers a plethora of credit courses, academic short courses, sports camps, and enrichment programs.
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Feminist Technology examines objects in our daily lives that enhance women’s ability to express their capacities.
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Peter Orszag addressed nearly 1,400 graduates and their families at Rensselaer’s Commencement, the first to be held in the stadium at ECAV.

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At the national Design/Build/Fly competition near the end of the spring semester, the Rensselaer student club finished ninth out of 69.
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The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) feted beloved professor Georges Belfort on June 7 with a daylong symposium.
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In his first semester here, Oksiuta introduced his students to biological architecture, a futuristic marriage of biotechnology and architecture.
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Rensselaer continues to build a national network of K-12 pipeline partnerships, focused on nurturing and identifying women and underrepresented minority groups.
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Leaders at Rensselaer are working to trim energy costs and reduce the carbon footprint of the university’s historic Troy campus.
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This affiliation allows for any interested Rensselaer alumni, faculty, or staff to join the Cornell Club at affordable rates.
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Ron Eglash has received a five-year NSF grant to support the development of a project dedicated to producing “civic scientists.”
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 11, June 18, 2010
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