News and Announcements
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce a Joint Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine in New York City
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the creation of the Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine (CEPM), one of the first centers in the nation to bridge engineering and engineering science with medicine. This undertaking will build on a wealth of shared basic research discoveries, explore unique therapeutic innovations in cancer, Alzheimer’s and a myriad of infectious diseases; educate a new generation of biomedical leaders; and develop new technologies and processes that enhance patient outcomes in unprecedented ways.
Alternate Delivery Locations Are Viable Options To Offset Negative Impacts of Increased Home Deliveries
As the demand for home deliveries from online purchases continues to increase, Cara Wang, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Woojung Kim, a doctoral student in the same department at Rensselaer, recently published research showing that some, but not all consumers, will accept going to alternate delivery locations to get their packages rather than having them delivered directly to their front door.
Rensselaer To Serve as a Sponsor of the New York Tech Valley Regional 2022 FIRST® Robotics Competition
The New York Tech Valley Regional 2022 FIRST® Robotics Competition returns to an in-person event as hundreds of high school students will compete for a slot in the FIRST World Championship and more than $80 million in scholarship funding.
Rensselaer Research Teams Receive Funding To Further Understanding of Robotics
Two new research projects from the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been selected by the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute to receive funding to develop tools that will address critical aspects of robotic manufacturing technologies. The projects were chosen as they focus on modernization priorities set by the U.S. Department of Defense while strengthening U.S. manufacturing and empowering workers.
Government Guidelines Across North America, Europe Fail To Protect Lakes From Salt Pollution
TROY, N.Y. — Current water quality guidelines aren’t protecting freshwater ecosystems from increasing salt pollution due to road de-icing salts, agriculture fertilizers, and mining operations, according to an international study that included researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Increase in Home Delivery Service Usage During COVID-19 Pandemic Unlikely to Last
In the first comprehensive study investigating the initial adoption and continuance intention of delivery services during a pandemic, Cara Wang, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, found that over 90% of people who use online delivery services would likely revert back to their original way of shopping.
Rensselaer Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Grant To Study Freight Transportation
The Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will engage in research to advance understanding of the freight transportation industry in conjunction with the Super Truck 3 program at the U.S. Department of Energy.
AAAS Honors Researchers Georges Belfort, Nikhil Koratkar, and Rick Relyea
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, has elected Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers Georges Belfort, Nikhil Koratkar, and Rick Relyea to the newest class of AAAS fellows, among the most distinct honors within the scientific community.