One Monument Square Design Workshop Series Kicks Off June 18

Monday, June 18, 2018 4:30 PM - Thu , June 21, 2018 4:30 PM
Where: Arts Center of the Capital Region 265 River Street, Troy, NY
Cost: Free and open to the public
Description: The City of Troy invites Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff to join them for a three day Community Design Workshop series to develop a shared vision for One Monument Square and the Riverfront Esplanade.
Contact: Strategic Communication and External Relations/Christopher Nolin 518-276-6175



CBIS Open House Lab Tour to be Held June 18

Monday, June 18, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies - Atrium Space
Description: Ever wonder what's behind the doors of the labs on campus? Don't miss this open house lab tour of Rensselaer's Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS), given by Dr. Marimar Lopez, Director of Research Cores in CBIS.
Contact: Elizabeth Herkenham


Researchers Awarded Top Geotechnical Journal Paper Award

For the second year in a row, Rensselaer earthquake engineering experts Ricardo Dobry and Tarek Abdoun have been selected by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to receive the Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award. The award is presented to the author or authors of a paper published by the ASCE judged worthy of special commendation for its merit as a contribution to geotechnical engineering.

"Introduction to Microfluidic Technology" Arch Pop-Up Course Being Offered June 18

Monday, June 18, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: JEC 3207
Description: Register today for Introduction to Microfluidic Technology, an Arch Pop Up Course that's open to all. Microfluidics is the science of manipulating nano- or pico-liter volumes of fluid for biological or chemical purposes. Come learn about fluid manipulation methods, relevant micro-fabrication, and applications! Registration is required. Pizza will be served at 12:45; the presentation begins at 1pm.
Contact: School of Engineering


Let's Go Red! Golf Tournament A Success

Let's Go Red! 2018 Golf Tournament

This year's Let's Go Red! Golf Tournament, which benefits Rensselaer Athletics, took place on Monday, June 11 at the The Country Club of Troy. The event was won by a group led by Matthew Lampo, which shot a 60 on the par 71 course.

Improving Nature's Tools for Digesting Plastic

Building on what nature has provided, researchers at Rensselaer have improved the efficiency of a leaf and branch compost cutinase that breaks down polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the plastic used in clear and colored plastic water bottles and many other products.

2018-19 Schedule Set for Men's Hockey

Jake Marello

The Rensselaer men's hockey team will open its 2018-2019 season on Sunday, October 7, when it hosts the University of Prince Edward Island in an exhibition game at the Houston Field House. The Engineers then begin regular season play the following weekend, with a home-and-home series with UMass Amherst; Rensselaer will be in Amherst on Friday, October 12, before hosting the Minutemen the following evening in the home opener. The team will play a total 34 games during the 2018-19 season, including 14 at the Houston Field House.

Guardrail Repair Work to Begin June 14

Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:00 AM - Fri , June 22, 2018 5:00 PM
Where: Parking and Transportation Office 2144 Burdett Ave
Description: Members of the campus community should note that guardrail repair work will start Thursday, June 14 and run through Friday, June 22 between the hours of 7am-5pm each day, weather depending. Work locations will include the north side of Sage Lab, the east side of West Lot by the entry gate, and the west side of West Lot by West Hall. Parking spots in each location will be blocked off the morning of confirmed work day.
Contact: Parking and Transportation 518-276-6616


RPI in the News: Amir Hirsa: Research Aboard the International Space Station

How do we advance the field of biology? Look to space. In this clip that recently appeared as part of WAMC's "Academic Minute" radio program, Amir Hirsa, professor of mechanical, aeronautical, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer, examines why the International Space Station is a fertile ground for experiments.

Fidelity Offering Confidential Retirement Consultation Sessions

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: HR, Gurley Bldg, 2nd Floor
Description: Schedule a confidential consultation to help you become better informed and more confident about your workplace retirement savings plan benefits!
Contact: Human Resources 518-276-6302