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Rensselaer biologist Brad Lister and his research collaborator Andres Garcia were awarded the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation 2019 Biodiversity Award.
Cameron McLean, the director of student activities, has been named the 2019 Pillar of Rensselaer award recipient at the annual Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner, held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, Aug. 9.
The Pillar Award, the highest award bestowed by Rensselaer on a member of the staff, is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated an understanding of Rensselaer’s mission and history, has served as a role model for other employees, shows concern for students and their welfare, and adds to the human dimension of Rensselaer.
Candidates are nominated by fellow employees, whose letters of support describe how the candidate’s attributes meet the criteria for the award.
In the global carbon cycle, rivers are important players, pumping terrestrial carbon into the oceans. Ferried amid a cargo of dissolved organic matter – a category that encompasses molecules of things living, dead, and in the process of decay -- new sources of carbon enter the flow from a river’s headwaters to its mouth, while exposure to sunlight, microbes and other factors alter their original chemical structure along the route.
Professor Robert Linhardt of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded the 2019 Karl Meyer Lectureship Award bestowed by the Society for Glycobiology. The award honors “widely recognized major contributions to the field of Glycobiology” and will be presented at the society’s annual meeting in Phoenix this November.
Pindaro Demertzoglou, a senior lecturer in the Lally School of Management and the academic director of the Business Analytics Graduate Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently published his 10th book on Structured Query Language (SQL), a standardized language used within multiple business databases.
About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,900 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.