Gearing up for the Class of 2021: Freshman Applications Surge Past 19,400 at Rensselaer

Troy, N.Y. —A record total of 19,485 high school students have filed applications to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall, according to numbers released today by the Rensselaer Office of Admissions. This year’s total represents an increase of 5 percent from last year at this time, and nearly a 10 percent increase over the past two years.

ISE Faculty Jennifer Pazour Awarded Dr. Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award

ISE faculty Jennifer Pazour has been selected to receive the prestigious Dr. Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award.  This award recognizes individuals in academia who have demonstrated outstanding characteristics in education, leadership, professionalism and potential in industrial engineering. The award recognizes engineering contributions in application, design, research or development of IE methods by early career IISE members.  Dr. Pazour will be recognized during the Honors & Awards Banquet in the IISE annual conference and expo at Pittsburgh on May 22.   To learn more about Dr. Pazour’s research and teaching, check out her blog:  https://jenpazour.wordpress.com/Read full article: https://news.rpi.edu/content/2017/05/02/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute...

STEM Stars: High School Students Showcase Engineering Excellence in FIRST® STEAMworks

Troy, N.Y. —   This year, 36 teams of high school students from the Capital Region, New York state, South Carolina, Canada, India, and Turkey, along with hundreds of teachers, industry mentors, parents, and 3,000 pounds of metal, gears, and electronics, will test their skills in a unique competition where math, science, and engineering excellence are celebrated.

Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Students Named University Innovation Fellows

Troy, N.Y. — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) students Zaire Johnson ’18, computer and systems engineering, and Vincent Arena ’17, mechanical engineering and design, innovation, and society, have been named University Innovation Fellows by the Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school).

Rensselaer Engineering Professor Joe Chow Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Troy, N.Y. — Joe Chow, power grid control expert and professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Chow was elected for his technical contributions to modeling, analysis, and control of large-scale power grids.