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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
“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 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.
Among the factors that drew doctoral candidate Joshua McLane to Rensselaer was a personal connection, hometown appeal, and “the name Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.”
Five Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.
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/
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) announced the winners of its Research & Development student competition held at RPI.
Twelve student teams from universities across New York state will compete at the fourth annual New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Research and Development Student Competition on April 22 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Zinc deficiency – long associated with numerous diseases, e.g. autism, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancers – can lead to activation of the Hedgehog signaling pathway.
Please join us on Wednesday, May 6 at 12:00 noon in the Bruggeman Conference Room for presentations by these students highlighting their project, objective, investigative details, results, impact and next steps.
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