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Leading Clean-Energy Scientist Mark Z. Jacobson to Speak at Panel Discussion
TROY, N.Y. — Engineer Mark Z. Jacobson has testified before the U.S. Congress numerous times, written several books, and even appeared on late-night television to talk about clean-energy plans. This week, Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and founder of The Solutions Project, will participate in a special panel discussion on decarbonization at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Use of Naloxone To Combat the Opioid Overdose Epidemic Explored in New Book
TROY, N.Y. — Naloxone, a life-saving drug that can rapidly reverse the effects of opioid overdose, should be in every first-aid kit and medicine cabinet. That is the conclusion Nancy Campbell reached after years of research and dozens of interviews with scientists, drug users, and activists in the United States and abroad.
Experts Join Rensselaer-IBM Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration
Four experts in diverse aspects of artificial intelligence have joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of the Artificial Intelligence Research Collaboration (AIRC), a recently formed joint initiative of Rensselaer and IBM Research.
New Speakers Announced for Interdisciplinary Engineering and Climate Change Series at Rensselaer
TROY, N.Y. – Indigenous perspectives on the intersection of human rights and the environment will be the focus of a free public discussion featuring Sachem HawkStorm, chief of the Schaghticoke First Nations, and Kasike Roberto Múkaro Borrero, chief of the Guainía Taíno tribal community, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Wednesday, January 22.
Rensselaer President’s Annual Holiday Concert To Take Place Dec. 15
The 2019 President’s Holiday Concert at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will take place on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center on campus.
Online Gamers Provide Real-World Lessons in Critical Teamwork
Recent work by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is demonstrating how data from online games can help provide meaningful insights.
Event to Celebrate New Book Exploring Promise and Pitfalls of Citizen Science
Involving the public in scientific research can help to solve complex environmental problems, but according to Science by the People, a new book co-authored by sociologists Abby Kinchy of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Aya Kimura of the University of Hawaii-Manoa, effective “citizen science” requires an awareness of potential social dilemmas.
Tetris Gameplay Reveals Complex Cognitive Skills
TROY, N.Y. — In a fraction of a second, a colorful digital block shaped like the letter “L” falls from the top of the computer screen. In even less time, fingers float across a controller, striking the arrow keys in rapid succession to rotate the figure so it falls in line with a computerized stack of shapes. Form after form falls, faster and faster.
From New York to Chile, Lead Contamination Project Develops Citizen Science
With support from the National Science Foundation, a team of researchers is developing a “citizen science” soil research project in Troy, New York and Tierra Amarilla, Chile that engages residents in greater understanding of contaminants in their midst and strategies for protecting public health.
Pacific Wrecks and Rensselaer Partner in Search for Military Missing-in-Action
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has formed a partnership with Pacific Wrecks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to locating Missing-In-Action (MIA) personnel, which will initially focus on documenting the group’s discoveries.