News and Events

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Shelby Hayostek, CeFPaC Graduate Student, recently received the National Scient Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  This NSF Fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students who possess intellectural merits and whose research and work aim to have a broader impact.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
Samantha Gildersleeve, CeFPaC Graduate Student, recently received the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.  This NDSEG Fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students who possess intellectural merits and whose research and work aim to have a broader impact on fields of interest to the DoD. Selection of awardees is made by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the High Performance Computing Modernization Program.
Troy, N.Y. A team of Rensselaer students earned third place at the ASME Student Manufacturing Design Competition at the Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference at the University of Southern California. The students designed “Invisbell,” a bike bell that mounts on either side of a bicycle’s handlebars to accommodate both left- and right-handed riders.
Troy, N.Y. — South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela had a “long walk to freedom,” yet his footprints still remain. Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch – and run with it. Today, Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on as Ndaba Mandela continues to keep its beacon of hope bright, fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference. He will visit the Rensselaer campus on Tuesday, September 19, as the featured guest to kick off the Rensselaer Union Speakers Forum program.
Troy, N.Y. — Recent advances in solid-state lighting technology are enabling the development of “designer” crops, according to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute plant physiology expert Tessa Pocock, who serves as a senior research scientist at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA).