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https://chips.rpi.edu/announcements/northeast-regional-defense-technology-hub-nordtech-workforce-development-summit

Northeast Regional Defense Technology Hub (NORDTECH) Workforce Development Summit will be held on July 18th in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy , New York. The event will feature panel discussions, workforce development and related breakout sessions, along with a poster session and reception.

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https://chips.rpi.edu/announcements/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute-develops-new-courses-semiconductors-partnership

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is committed to educating the next generation of semiconductor experts. Building upon its 200-year history in technological education, Rensselaer is partnering with leaders in the semiconductor industry to offer curricula tailored to workforce needs.

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https://chips.rpi.edu/announcements/new-master-science-semiconductor-technology-mast-degree-approved-new-york-state

The New York Education Department has approved a new Master of Science degree in Semiconductor Technology (MaST) launched by the Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) Department. The MaST program is designed to be highly flexible to accommodate students with diverse STEM backgrounds and to prepare them for successful careers in semiconductor and micro-nanoelectronics research and industrial practice.
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https://chips.rpi.edu/announcements/rpi-and-ualbany-push-boundaries-computing-historic-collaboration

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the University at Albany announced a new collaboration to push the boundaries of computer technology and its applications, leveraging their respective strengths and formidable assets for the benefit of the Capital Region, New York, and the nation.

This collaboration between the region’s leading research institutions is supported by recent key investments in computing infrastructure.

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https://chips.rpi.edu/announcements/rensselaer-polytechnic-institute-and-ibm-unveil-worlds-first-ibm-quantum-system-one

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and IBM officially unveiled the world’s first-ever IBM quantum computer on a university campus. Building on RPI’s bicentennial celebration of 200 years of firsts, IBM Quantum System One will significantly enhance educational and research opportunities for the university, as well as with other academic institutions and organizations across the New York region that wish to partner with RPI. Faculty, researchers, students, and collaborators accessing the system will aim to advance quantum computing research, including the search for quantum algorithms that could lead to quantum advantage, while also actively building the next generation of the quantum workforce alongside IBM. 

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https://chips.rpi.edu/announcements/rensselaer-professor-esther-wertz-appointed-upwards-future-faculty-fellow-support

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Esther Wertz, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, has been appointed Rensselaer’s faculty fellow of UPWARDS for the Future. UPWARDS stands for the U.S.-Japan University Partnership for Workforce Advancement and Research & Development in Semiconductors. It was established in May 2023 by Micron and Tokyo Electron Limited to “to bring together 11 universities from across the U.S. and Japan to develop leading semiconductor curricula, creating opportunities for cross-collaboration.”

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https://chips.rpi.edu/announcements/how-tiny-device-could-lead-big-physics-discoveries-and-better-lasers

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers have created the first topological quantum simulator device in the strong light-matter interaction regime that operates at room temperature.

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https://chips.rpi.edu/announcements/congressman-tonko-announces-community-projects-investing-higher-education-capital

Congressman Tonko will be joined by representatives and supporters of the 3 out his 15 Community Projects focused on investing in the Capital Region’s higher education institutions (RPI, UAlbany, and HVCC). This discussion will educate the Capital Region community and the media on the details and impact of each project; how federal funding for these projects will improve the lives of Capital Region residents; and how Congressman Tonko will champion these projects in the federal budget.

https://chips.rpi.edu/announcements/rpi-and-hvcc-launch-semiconductor-workforce-development-program

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Hudson Valley Community College have welcomed the inaugural class of RPI-HVCC Semiconductor Scholars. Funded by the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act, the Scholars program is one of many efforts in the Capital Region and around the country to prepare more students to enter the semiconductor industry. 

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https://chips.rpi.edu/announcements/new-grant-rpi-works-shrink-microchips-expand-semiconductor-workforce

The new, three-year $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Daniel Gall, professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will lead collaborators at RPI, Notre Dame University, and Cornell University on a hunt for new materials that can be made even smaller than current copper wires while offering far less electrical resistance. Discovery of such materials may one day lead to smaller, faster, more energy-efficient computer chips, Gall said.

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