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Inside Rensselaer

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Researchers at Rensselaer are using science and technology to help the U.S. skeleton teams gain an edge over other sliders.
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Student innovations in composites manufacturing, graphene-based hydrogen storage, and more efficient LEDs are facing off to claim this year’s Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize.
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EMPAC is providing artists, scholars, researchers, engineers, and designers with opportunities to create new artwork and develop innovative ideas under a single roof.
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In 1835, the Institute became the first U.S. school to issue a civil engineering degree. Among its graduates are pioneers who built the country’s infrastructure.

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Sanmay Das, assistant professor of computer science at Rensselaer, has won a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the NSF.
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More than 2,000 students attended the Spring Career Fair, which provided them with an opportunity to meet and talk with 115 public- and private-sector employers.
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Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson has been named to the theGrio’s 100: History Makers in the Making list.
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Nancy Campbell, Shawn Lawson, Saroj Nayak, T. Ravichandran, Tarek Abdoun, and Deepak Vashishth are included in the fall 2009 promotion and tenure list.
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The fifth annual Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held on the ’86 Field April 23-24 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
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EMPAC will host ENTITY by the multi-award-winning London-based dance company Wayne McGregor | Random Dance.
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Sam Reynolds ’11 is studying for a semester at Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy. Reynolds is blogging about his stay.
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The Winter Carnival included a series of winter-themed activities and games, ice-skating, a circus-style fire arts performance, food, live music, and much more.
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Enthusiastic and inquisitive volunteers from Africa to Australia are helping astronomers map the shape of our Milky Way galaxy.
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A highlight of this year’s Alumni Hockey Weekend was the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the 1985 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship team.
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Sara Nonaka was selected to receive one of five national scholarships from the Besal Lighting Education Fund.
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Area students and their families visited Rensselaer to participate in the 12th annual Black Family Technology Awareness Day.
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Hockey player Chase Polacek, who recently earned his 100th career point for the Engineers, is in the running for the Hobey Baker Award.
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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 4, Number 3, February 19, 2010
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