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Research Facilities * We strongly encourage undergraduate students from all five schools to take part in the Institute’s vibrant research enterprise.

In recent years, Rensselaer has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build world-class facilities that allow our research leaders to advance the frontiers of human possibility.

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Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
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This research center ranks among the world’s most advanced facilities focused on the application of engineering and the physical and information sciences to the life sciences.

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Center for Computational Innovations
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Center for
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One of the world’s most powerful university-based supercomputing centers, the CCI is enabling key innovations in the fields of energy, biotechnology, new materials, arts, and medicine.

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Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
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Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center
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Reaching across the entire spectrum of the Rensselaer experience, EMPAC provides students, researchers, artists, and audiences with opportunities to link the arts with leading-edge research and performance.

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Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS)
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Center for Automation Technologies and Systems
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The Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) provides students opportunities to work on industrially driven research projects preparing them for leadership roles in industry.

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Darrin Fresh Water Institute
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Margaret A. and David M. Darrin ‘40 Fresh Water Institute
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DFWI is a multidisciplinary environmental research center focusing on the ecological consequences of environmental perturbations due to human activities in the Northeastern United States.

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George M. Low Center for Industrial Innovation
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George M. Low Center for Industrial Innovation
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The CII hosts major interdisciplinary research centers, including microelectronics, scientific computation, and automation systems, and a 10,000 square-foot Class 100 clean room.

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Keck Laboratory for Terahertz Science and Technology
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Keck Laboratory for Terahertz Science and Technology
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Terahertz (THz) research faculty and students are working to overcome the technical challenges inhibiting the wider commercial use of T-rays, particularly within biomedicine and information technology.

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The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology
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The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology
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CASE is pushing the boundaries of environmental performance in urban building systems on a global scale, through actual building projects as research test beds.

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Center for Flow Physics and Control
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The Center for Flow Physics
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From designing smarter blades for wind turbines to developing new techniques for reducing aircraft drag, CeFPaC is poised to make an important impact in the rapidly emerging field of active flow control.

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