|Ambassador to the Stars
Nicole Zellner 01 was named one of NASAs Solar System Ambassadors, a title given to 278 volunteers across the country and only 13 in New York state. Zellner is the first Rensselaer graduate to earn a Ph.D. in Multidisciplinary Science.
|Shedding Light on Alzheimers
A recent pilot study led by Mariana Figueiro at Rensselaers Lighting Research Center has found that Alzheimers patients sleep better through the night if they are exposed to blue LED lighting a few hours before bedtime.
Terahertz-computed tomography (T-ray CT), a new imaging process that extends beyond X-ray CT methods, has enabled Rensselaer researchers to create 3-D images of dielectric targets, including biological objects, such as cross sections of bones.
|HUD Grant Funds Community Partnership
A $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has been used to support the Community Outreach Partnership Center in Troy. The goal is to revitalize the citys neighborhoods and infrastructure, promote the use of technology in math and science education, and bridge the digital divide through job and technology training.
|Fellowships Promote Growth of Doctoral Programs
A new program of Rensselaer fellowships for doctoral students in the Schools of Architecture and Humanities and Social Sciences will provide full tuition and a $16,000 stipend for each of two years of study, with possible extension into a third year.