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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.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2019 Encouraged To Change the World
During the 213th Commencement Ceremony at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation’s oldest technological university, the Honorable John P. Holdren urged the Class of 2019 to become emissaries “on the relevance of science and technology to the biggest issues affecting human well‐being.”
International Bioartists To Speak at Rensselaer on April 25 and May 8
To highlight the important connections that exist between art, science, and technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host lectures with international bioartists on April 25 and May 8. The events, presented by the Arts Department in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer, are free and open to the public.
Rensselaer Piano Showcase To Take Place April 17
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will present a piano showcase on Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on campus. The event, free and open to the public, will feature compositions for up to four pianos in addition to original student work.
Lecture To Explore “Frontiers in Musical Interactive System Design & Aesthetics”
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a lecture by McGill University’s Marcelo M. Wanderley titled “Frontiers in Musical Interactive System Design & Aesthetics” on April 5, 2019. The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in Studio Beta at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center on the Rensselaer campus. The event is free and open to the general public.
Rensselaer Students To Present “The Wave: An Immersive Sensory Exchange”
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will present The Wave: An Immersive Sensory Exchange, an immersive installation that synthesizes the human experience of Lake George with real sensor data collected from the lake by Rensselaer researchers.