A team of Rensselaer researchers used the Kinect device to replace expensive sensors on its geotechnical centrifuge to better (and more economically) understand how levees fail when overtopped by large floods.
As signs of autumn such as falling leaves and cool weather days can be found across the Rensselaer campus, the university will be buzzing with activity as thousands of Rensselaer families are expected to visit Oct. 21-23 to celebrate Family Weekend.
A company founded by a Rensselaer Ph.D. graduate that includes undergraduate students is one of 35 companies that are being recognized as the most exciting early-stage companies.
Rensselaer once again ranks among the best universities in the United States, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest rank for the Institute in the last 11 years.
From strategic marketing decisions, to material fabrication, to bio-imaging for musculoskeletal research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is welcoming new experts in research as 13 professors join the faculty in the 2016-17 academic year.