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Oct 31, 2013, 08:00 ET Mastering The Pivot: Creating Opportunities To Stimulate Entrepreneurship In The Capital Region And Beyond

"Mastering the Pivot" is the theme of the inaugural Business Opportunities to Success Summit (BOSS), which will be held Thursday, December 5, from 7...


Sep 26, 2013, 07:10 ET NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Water In First Sample Of Planet Surface

The first scoop of soil analyzed by the analytical suite in the belly of NASA's Curiosity rover reveals that fine materials on the surface of the...


Apr 12, 2013, 10:20 ET GameFest 2013 At Rensselaer: Future Play - Competition Of Student Designed Video Games From Four Regional Collegiate Programs

Four collegiate game design programs, 40 student-designed video games, speakers from five game design companies (including Microsoft and Vicarious...


Apr 04, 2013, 09:30 ET Renowned Human Rights And Civil Liberties Pioneer Congressman John Lewis To Address Rensselaer Graduates At 207th Commencement

U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) - one of the nation's most dedicated and courageous civil rights leaders - will address Rensselaer Polytechnic...


Jun 04, 2012, 10:05 ET Experienced Academic and Administrative Leader Prabhat Hajela Named Provost of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Prabhat Hajela, an experienced academic and administrative leader, has been appointed provost of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, effective July ...


Feb 16, 2012, 07:05 ET Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer to Host International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting

The 13th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting (LS13) -- an elite forum of scientists and engineers sharing the most...


Oct 28, 2011, 09:43 ET The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: A Unique Place To Call Home

Several members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity have officially moved into a distinctive and historic new home. In ...


May 27, 2011, 09:30 ET [email protected]: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Illuminates the Future of Lighting

Lighting technology touches nearly everything we do--from illuminating our homes and workplaces, to making a left turn at an intersection, or...


Apr 29, 2011, 09:30 ET U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin Will Speak at 205th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Commencement May 28

U.S. Surgeon General and Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin - one of the world's leading experts on public health and a key player in the national...


Apr 29, 2011, 09:15 ET GameFest 2011 at Rensselaer Expands the Boundaries of Games and Simulation

Augmented Reality, Microsoft Kinect, mobile apps, and so-called "serious games" are all part of GameFest 2011, to be held May 6-7 at Rensselaer...


Nov 19, 2010, 09:30 ET Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Mechanical Engineers Win First Place at ASME Student Manufacturing Design Competition

For the second year in a row, a pair of Rensselaer students took first place at the annual Student Manufacturing Design Competition held by the...


Oct 15, 2010, 10:55 ET Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Celebrates 175 Years of Civil Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today (Oct. 14, 2010) celebrated its place in history as the first university in the United States to issue a degree ...


Oct 08, 2010, 12:29 ET Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Celebrate 175 Years of Civil Engineering With Festivities, Colloquy

On October 14, 1835, scientist and educator Amos Eaton posted a notice informing faculty and students at the fledgling Rensselaer Institute about the ...


Jun 18, 2010, 11:42 ET Prof. Receives $2.9 Million Grant to Support Innovative Approach to Teaching and Learning STEM Disciplines

Rising concern about America's ability to maintain its competitive position in the global economy has renewed interest in science, technology,...