ISE News and Events

Dr. Yinan Wang has been selected as a 2023 CGCA Panel Fellow in the 2023 CMMI's Game Changer Academies program. CGCA for Advancing Research Innovation is a partnership between Kardia Group and the CMMI division of the Engineering directorate within the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Genesis Moran Gonzalez and Dean Shekhar Garde
Genesis Moran Gonzalez presented her research entitled “Freight Transportation Pollution Emissions in Oakland, CA. An Environmental Equity Analysis” at the School of Engineering Showcase as part of the Passport to RPI on Friday, October 7 during Reunion & Homecoming 2022.
Dr. Jennifer Pazour
Dr. Jennifer Pazour, Associate Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Future of Work grant entitled "Mobilizing Nonprofit Resources and Talents with a Community Tool for Purpose-Driven Work."  Dr.
Dr. Yinan Wang recently received an Early Career Grant to attend the Fall Technical  Conference (FTC) from The Statistical Division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).  The conference will focus on mining for quality with statistics and data science.
Welcome to Dr. Nima Ahmadi, Dr. James Bailey, and Dr. Yinan Wang! Watch this video to learn more about our three new faculty members.

Institute News

Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on May 20, 2023, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will award 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 have earned multiple degrees. Approximately 1,500 students will attend the ceremony.
With graduation season in full swing, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is hosting the Lavender Graduation and Garnet D. Baltimore Students of Color Graduation ceremonies to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Class of 2023 graduates.
We all remember 2020. At the grocery store, toilet paper shelves were empty. Cleaning supplies and disinfectants were treasured finds. Rattled consumers, concerned that they would run out of essential items, swiftly stockpiled products until they disappeared from shelves. In the media, it was referred to as “panic buying.”
There are more than 80,000 sheep and lambs living on over 2,000 farms in New York State. Their wool has many uses including clothing, carpets, furniture, bedding, insulators, fertilizers, and more. However, about 10-15% of wool is wasted during the sorting and cleaning processes. Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are aiming to turn that waste into a new profit source for farmers, and produce an eco-conscious, high-performance yarn in the process.
Building on novel experiments with amyloid fibrils — a type of protein aggregate associated with diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s —  a new set of experiments using serum albumins, the primary constituents of blood protein, was sent to the International Space Station (ISS) in March aboard SpaceX 27. This is the fourth time the experiment is being conducted on the ISS.