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New York News
12:00 am
Sat November 15, 2014

RPI Hosts First "Hackathon" To Spur Student Innovation

On the weekend of November 15th, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted its very first Hackathon – a weekend-long design and developer competition drawing over 500 engineering students from around the country.

The idea was to create something from nothing in 24 short hours, using imagination, innovation, and maybe a little bit of caffeine. Hackathon competitions are a growing trend in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have become a very viable way for companies to recruit future employees.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Business Opportunities To Success Summit 2014

    

The Business Opportunities to Success Summit is hosted by RPI in Troy, NY and features over 60 CEO or executive level speakers who have taken their companies/organizations from start-up to success. Each leader is given five minutes to share lessons learned along the way. This year’s BOSS takes place Wednesday, November 12th.

Our very own Alan Chartock is one of the featured CEOs and he joins us in studio now along with creator of the event, James Spencer, Director of the Rensselaer Tech Park.

New York News
6:30 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Jefferson Project Opens New Research Lab On Lake George

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A partnership between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM Research, and the FUND for Lake George today celebrated the opening of a new laboratory that will be used to visualize the most advanced mapping project on the Adirondack lake.

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Capital Region News
4:33 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Tonko Heads RPI Public Forum On Renewable Energy Manufacturing

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The Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy was in Troy today to discuss the Capital District’s role in the clean energy sector. 

Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, stopped by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Bruggeman Conference Center, where he cited several Tech Valley institutions like Albany’s NanoCollege.

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New York News
2:07 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

New Report Result Of 30 Years Of Research On Lake George

Credit Lucas Willard

Researchers and advocates for Lake George have released a report that comes as a result of more than three decades of monitoring on the Adirondack lake.

The Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute Darrin Fresh Water Institute and the FUND for Lake George have released The State of the Lake: Thirty Years of Water Quality Monitoring on Lake George.

The report says the 32-mile lake known for its clear waters was in “remarkably good condition,” but it also outlined several areas of concern that pose a threat to water quality.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

TRANSFER Bill Aims To Boost Hi-Tech Upstate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand checks out research materials at RPI with college President Shirley Jackson.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has hopped on the bandwagon to broaden New York’s mark on advanced technology. She appeared at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this morning stumping for new legislation to cement high-tech innovation and industry in the Capital Region.

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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1240

A rock is a rock is a rock...right? Well, maybe. Geologists and geochemists who study the rock that makes up our planet have found that the solid rock under our feet may not be as solid as we think.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, our Astrobiology series continues with a look at the constant shift of the structure of the Earth...and how that may have clues to the origins of life on the planet.

We'll also spend an academic minute studying life on the Bering Strait...before it was a strait.

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Thu May 15, 2014

RPI's Dean Of HASS - Dr. Mary Simoni

  We broadcast today from EMPAC which is, of course, part of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Our next guest, Dr. Mary Simoni was named dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in October 2011. Previously she served as associate dean for research and community engagement and professor in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of Michigan.

Last year Simoni published a book that serves as a guide for musicians and composers learning to use algorithms to create music, a field in which she is an expert. Simoni is an accomplished pianist and has performed at EMPAC several times since joining the Rensselaer faculty. She also sits on the EMPAC steering committee and she joins us this morning.

Capital Region News
3:50 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Successes, Challenges Of Boosting Manufacturing In Capital Region

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This week, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and GlobalFoundries hosted the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 Regional Meeting.

Scientists, engineers and researchers joined manufacturers at RPI Thursday to assess the future of manufacturing in the Capital Region by contrasting it with the strengths and challenges of manufacturing around the nation.  Officials agreed:  things are looking good.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

RPI Students Chat With Astronaut In Orbit

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio talks with students via Skype aboard the International Space Station.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A NASA Astronaut aboard the International Space Station spoke with students from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY live via Skype.

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio, who earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from RPI in 1987, spoke Friday with students at his alma mater. He was floating miles above the Earth.

"RPI, I hear you loud and clear! Welcome to the International Space Station," said Mastracchio.

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