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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/

Earth Day Event Recognizes Top Student Environmental Ideas

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) announced the winners of its Research & Development student competition held at RPI.

Earth Day Pollution Prevention Contest To Be Held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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 Linked to Activation of Hedgehog Signaling Pathway

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.

MSRP Presentations in CBIS

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.

Rensselaer To Host 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) April 17-19. 

Bring Your Kid to Biotech Day

Bring your kid to Biotech

to have fun doing


When: Friday April 10th, 10:30 am- 12:00 pm

Where: Biotech 2nd floor (by the Bruggeman Conf.Room)

Who: Kids in Elementary School

RSVP by April 3rd at Lopezm4@rpi.edu  (spaces are limited!!)


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