Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Fall 2017 - 1
vice president for
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alumni news editor
Jefferson Project researchers use mesocosms to mimic lake
or wetland ecosystems. See page 17.
20 Tackling Human Health From Every Angle
Research at Rensselaer is transforming health-care delivery
and patient outcomes.
26 Designs for the Real World
The O.T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Design Laboratory allows
students to experience the engineering workplace of the 21st
century-and to help people along the way.
32 Building a Better Sound
Rensselaer's renowned graduate program in architectural acoustics
brings together practitioners and scholars to study how to design
spaces with optimal acoustics.
ON THE COVER:
The Rensselaer approach
to health care.
38 Fast-Track to a Master's Degree
The co-terminal program at Rensselaer allows
students to complete their B.S. and M.S. degrees in
fewer years and at less cost.
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4 President's View
42 Staying Connected
West Coast Rensselaer network.
44 Class Notes
In Memoriam 63
7 At Rensselaer
64 One Last Thing
"Don't fly in 10 years."
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