Four graduate students in the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently earned the top prize in a national health data platform challenge designed to create new functionalities for the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) repository for open health data: healthdata.gov. ...read more
IBM announced it will provide a modified version of an IBM Watson system to Rensselaer, making it the first university to receive such a system. ...read more
The closer you live to another person, the more likely you are to be friends with them despite the growing use and impact of social media. ...read more
A five-year $499,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation will establish the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship in Computer Science. ...read more
The NSF has awarded a $2.5-million grant to Rensselaer to enable its participation in a new international organization to accelerate research data sharing around the globe. ...read more

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In the last few weeks of the Spring Semester, The Polytechnic met with professors across three schools to learn what the transition looked like department to department. What we found, broadly speaking, was that the Computer Science and ITWS departments seemed to have transitioned most easily, while studio and lab-type courses faced the brunt of the switch to online classes.

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