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A Non-Invasive Test for Surgical Site Infections in Orthopedic Implants

Researchers led by Rensselaer Professor Eric Ledet, will investigate whether small wireless sensors incorporated into orthopedic implants could be used to detect surgical site infections. 

Researchers Optimize Proteins To Fold Faster With Less Energy

Linking computation with experimentation, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have shown that proteins can be engineered to fold more quickly and achieve greater stability by optimizing surface charges.

Biologist Lee Ligon Awarded Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) biologist Lee Ligon has been awarded a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake

Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors. http://www.informationweek.com/big-data/big-data-analytics/ibm-makes-lak...

On New York's Lake George

Academic researchers and computer giant IBM are aiming to make Lake George, a 52-kilometer-long body of water in New York state, one of the smartest lakes in the world.  http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2015/07/new-york-s-lake-george-researchers-fire-state-art-observatory?rss=1

Innovation at Rensselaer: Spring 2015

“Bringing together disciplines to collaboratively develop new solutions to address the grand challenges of this century and beyond.”—Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. http://www.rpi.edu/innovation/InnovationSpring2015/

Ryan Gilbert receives NIH R01

Ryan Gilbert will receive $1.5M from NIH for his grant "Enhanced Neuroprotection Following Acute SCI Using Fibrous Materials" will be funded. The grant will allow the Gilbert group to explore the mechanisms by which electrospun fibers change astrocyte and neuron responses in vitro. Subsequently, they aim to translate these materials within animal models of spinal cord injury in consultation with neuroscientists at Ohio State.

Commencement 2015: Joshua McLane – Work/Life Balance in Science

Among the factors that drew doctoral candidate Joshua McLane to Rensselaer was a personal connection, hometown appeal, and “the name Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.”

Rensselaer Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Five Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

Science by robot: Outfitting the world’s “smartest” lake

A major project on a New York lake goes big on data—for science.  Read the full article at arstechnica Scientific Method / Science & Exploration.  http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/04/science-by-robot-outfitting-the-worlds-smartest-lake/