ECSE News

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. ARM selected projects that will generate timely impact on the national manufacturing landscape and serve as examples of ARM’s mission.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted the first annual Workshop on Image-Based Modeling and Navigation for Space Applications June 4-5 on campus.

An automatic door control system, an emergency response drone, a specialized drawing board, a planter system that cleans the air, a product to prevent plaque (re)growth on surgical stents, and a novel use of gamification for community security are all winners of the spring 2018 Change the World Challenge student innovation competition at Rensselaer.

Six Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Engineering students in the Department of Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering (ECSE) have received prestigious Grainger Power Engineering Awards.
Senior technical director of General Electric’s Energy Consulting Group Nicholas Miller (‘79 and ‘80) received recognition at a recent ceremony in Tucson, Arizona for his contributions as an inventor and technology developer with a lifetime achievement award from Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG).

Meng Wang, assistant professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has won a Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from the Army Research Office (ARO).

Jian Sun, professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering and director the New York State Center for Future Energy Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, received the 2017 R. David Middlebrook Outstanding Achievement Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS).

Troy, N.Y. —  This year, 34 teams of high school students from the Capital Region, New York state, Brazil, and Canada—along with hundreds of teachers, industry mentors, parents, and 3,000 pounds of metal, gears, and electronics—will test their skills in a unique competition where math, science, and engineering excellence are celebrated.

Troy, N.Y. —The world of health care is changing rapidly and there is increased interest in the role that light and lighting can play in improving health outcomes for patients and providing healthy work environments for staff, according to many researchers.