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Rensselaer midshipman Amanda Gallo, a senior majoring in nuclear engineering, was one of 125 midshipmen and only six women nationwide selected from this year’s NROTC graduating class for the U.S. Navy’s submarine force. 
To study the effects of lighting on human health and diseases, the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center at Rensselaer installed a novel hospital inpatient lighting test bed at the University of New Mexico Health Center. 
Special effects engineering expert Richard Radke has been appointed deputy director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer. 
The U.S. Department of Energy provided a $9.44 million grant to help refurbish and upgrade the electron linear accelerator at the Gaerttner LINAC Center at Rensselaer. Once upgrades are complete, it will be home to some of the nation’s most advanced technology.
Modeling, design, and controls expert B. Wayne Bequette has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 
Doctoral candidate Matthew Dion ’12 and his partners in Amp It Up have been awarded a prestigious EXIST Business Start-up Grant to help fund their invention—an inexpensive device that could make prosthetic legs readily available to amputees in developing nations.
Troy, N.Y. – Mattheos A.G. Koffas, a professor in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been appointed the Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor at Rensselaer.
The fourth installment of Rensselaer TALKS focuses on the theme of “Chaos.” The program will begin at noon in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies auditorium on Dec. 14. 
More than 140 elementary and middle school students will compete in the FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifying Tournament on Dec. 12 at Rensselaer. 
IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today announced a multi-year collaboration with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pioneer new frontiers in the scientific field of immersive cognitive systems.