Leaping Forward
E. Fred Schubert, a pioneering researcher internationally known for his work on semiconductor doping and light-emitting diodes, was appointed Senior Distinguished Professor of the Future Chips Constellation in September. Under Schubert’s leadership, this constellation will focus on “leapfrog technology” that will usher in totally new advances in imaging, lighting, sensing, and communications.

New Gallery Honors Low
The George M. Low ’48 Gallery in the Low Center for Industrial Innovation celebrates the life of Rensselaer’s 14th president and leader of the Apollo Spacecraft Program, which successfully landed man on the moon. A collection of space memorabilia, donated by the family, went on display in the stunning gallery this September.
Creative Direction
Johannes Goebel was named artistic director of the experimental media and performing arts center this July. A renowned curator and composer of electronic music, he is the founding director of Germany’s Institute for Music and Acoustics at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe.
Space, the Final Frontier
Space tourist Dennis Tito ’64, founder and president of Wilshire Associates Inc., delivered the keynote address in Troy at Commencement ’02. Tito, who earned a master’s degree in engineering science from Rensselaer at Hartford, also received the RAA Hartford Chapter’s 2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Tito is known for his 2001 trip aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station as the first civilian space tourist.