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ASC PhD Scholarship awarded to CATS' James Garofalo

CATS PhD student​ James Garofalo has been selected to receive the American Society of Composites’ (ASC) PhD Scholarship for the academic year 2017-18. The award has two parts. The first part is a grant of $1,000 to James to support his research. The second part is reimbursement of travel expenses up to $1,250 including conference registration to help him attend the annual ASC 32nd Technical Conference at Purdue University and accept the award at the conference banquet. The conference website is:

Rensselaer Team Takes Third Place at ASME Design Competition

Team designs bike bell to accommodate both left- and right-handed riders

GE's Immelt: Fear-mongering about robots replacing humans is 'B.S.'

In a story from Yahoo Finance June 2016, GE's CEO Jeffrey Immelt confronts the idea that robots are a threat to human workers.

President Obama announces winner of new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Rensselaer will be responsible for administering the Northeast Regional Manufacturing Center (RMC) of the DOE Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), involving regional partners from industry, academia, and government. Overall, the CESMII partners will bring more than $140 million in public-private investment from industry and acedemia to develop smart technologies and systems for use in advanced manufacturing.

CATS director Dan Walczyk and Albany Business Review

CATS director Dan Walczyk joins Albany Business Review’s Table of Experts for a discussion on the state of the manufacturing industry and the benefits of working with CATS.