ISE News and Events

ISE Dept. graduates and their families and guests celebrated with faculty and staff and two ISE Advisory Council members, Richard Garrett and Jim Daviero at Pat's Barn on May 17.  Congratulations to all our graduates!
Congratulations to Tiffany Filawo, pictured here with Dr. Emily Liu, Department Head.  Tiffany was one of three recipients of the Ray Palmer Baker Prize which is awarded to graduating seniors in management engineering who have demonstrated outstanding ability in academic work and give promise of outstanding professional success.
Samantha Fluty

Samantha Fluty invited to Nationals

ISE major Samantha Fluty recently competed in the introductory level at Zone finals for Zone 2 and won reserve champion (2nd place).  Samantha is the first person from the Rensselaer Equestrian Team to move onto Nationals and will compete on May 5th in Lexington, Kentucky.  Congratulations!
As part of a panel addressing the U.S. Coast Guard’s leadership on Arctic safety, security, and environmental responsibility, Dr. Martha Grabowski (a Senior Research Scientist in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department) has been invited to testify before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee during their upcoming hearing on Coast Guard leadership needs in the Arctic.
Predicting Responses to Public Health Messaging

Institute News

The iconic Brooklyn Bridge was opened to the public 140 years ago, on May 24, 1883. Since, millions of vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists have crossed the Brooklyn Bridge as they travel into Lower Manhattan.
Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Albany Medical College were awarded a $3.3 million grant over five years by the National Cancer Institute to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve targeted drug therapy in HER2-positive breast cancer treatment. HER2-positive breast cancer tends to grow and spread quickly, but targeted treatments improve outcomes.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Martin A. Schmidt ’81 presided over the 217th Commencement Ceremony, his first as president. During the ceremony, which was held at the East Campus Athletic Village, Rensselaer awarded a total of 1,988 degrees — 152 doctoral degrees, 390 master’s degrees, and 1,446 bachelor’s degrees — to 1,957 students, some of whom earned multiple degrees. Approximately 1,500 students attended the ceremony.
High school students in upstate New York have their pick of colleges and universities within driving distance, and some choose to head to nearby states such as Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, or New Hampshire. However, many students choose Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), a technological research institution with a global reach that also happens to be local.
When most people think of crystals, they picture suncatchers that act as rainbow prisms or the semi-transparent stones that some believe hold healing powers. However, to scientists and engineers, crystals are a form of materials in which their constituents – atoms, molecules, or nanoparticles – are arranged regularly in space. In other words, crystals are defined by the regular arrangement of their constituents. Common examples are diamonds, table salt, or sugar cubes.