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Jerry Reinert '56 Portrait

Speed painter Dale Henry created this portrait of Jerry Reinert ’56

2012

Leila Viera is marketing and digital communications manager at MJ Insurance, one of the largest privately held insurance agencies in America. Posted 2021-09-30
Eric J. Angulo has been named a 2020 Engineering Leader Under 40 by Plant Engineering. He is a project manager and automation engineer for Plus Groups in Cincinnati. Posted 2021-09-30
Like our Facebook page, RPI Class of 2012, and follow us on Twitter, @rpiclass2012. —  sobkor@alum.rpi.edu Posted 2021-02-26
Megan Koharik (Reile) welcomed her daughter and future RPI alum, Cora, to the world on March 25, 2020!  Posted 2021-02-26
Washington State University Tri-Cities Clinical Assistant Professor of Fine Art Sena Clara Creston presented her piece titled “Willow of the Waste” at a recent WSU faculty and staff exhibit on campus. The piece is an electronic interactive art piece that conveys a statement about the environmental impact of plastic. Posted 2021-02-26
Colleen Costello
Colleen Costello ’12, co-founder and CEO of Vital Vio, was selected by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2018 at the Builders + Innovators Summit in October. Vital Vio is a pioneer in continuous disinfection technology. Posted 2021-01-13
Architecture Congratulations to Leora Radetsky, who recently joined the staff of the DesignLights Consortium as a senior lighting scientist. Previously, she worked as a research scientist for Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center. Posted 2020-05-21
Engineering Jason Griffith is currently serving as the mission event sequencing lead for the Artemis I mission, which is part of NASA’s effort to return astronauts to the moon by the year 2024. He earned his B.S. in aerospace engineering from RPI in 2012 and went on to complete an M.E. in space operations from the University of Colorado in 2016. Posted 2020-05-21
Science A graduate of the joint RPI/Albany Medical College B.S./M.D. program, Jay Agarwal, M.D., recently joined the roster of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP, in Hackensack, N.J. Posted 2020-05-21
Engineering After eight years in the Navy, including time serving as a nuclear operator on the USS Alaska, Jason Nattress headed to RPI and earned his B.S. in nuclear engineering as part of the Class of 2012. He is now serving as an Alvin M. Weinberg Fellow at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Posted 2020-05-21
Engineering Rob Sobkowich writes: Stay connected on Facebook, RPI Class of 2012, and on Twitter, @rpiclass2012. Posted 2020-05-21
Alex Papageorgis was recently named by Ethic Inc., a tech-driven asset management platform for wealth advisers and institutional investors, as the company's new head of quantitative investments. Alex, who joins Ethic from Goldman Sachs, most recently serving as a vice president with the firm, graduated from Rensselaer with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics. Posted 2019-10-01
Engineering Tyler Hutchinson, an industrial and management engineering graduate from Rensselaer, recently joined Indium Corp. as a product specialist after spending several years in the oil and gas industry as a field engineer for Schlumberger. Posted 2019-10-01
Engineering Justin Adibi, who earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from RPI, will be earning his doctorate in osteopathic medicine and is completing a general surgery residency at the ROWAN Health Network in Southern New Jersey. Posted 2019-10-01
Colleen Costello ’12, co-founder and CEO of Vital Vio, was selected by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2018 at the Builders + Innovators Summit in October. Vital Vio is a pioneer in continuous disinfection technology. Posted 2019-03-15
Colleen Costello
Colleen Costello ’12, co-founder and CEO of Vital Vio, was selected by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2018 at the Builders + Innovators Summit in October. Vital Vio is a pioneer in continuous disinfection technology. Posted 2019-03-15
Rob Sobkowich writes: To stay connected with the Class of 2012, like our Facebook page, RPI Class of 2012, and follow us on Twitter, @rpiclass2012. Posted 2019-03-10
Andrea Maret received an Alumni Key Award at the 2018 RAA Awards. Congratulations to both Michele and Andrea! Posted 2019-03-10
Michele Bustamante recently won a one-year Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship. Her work as a postdoc for the MIT Materials Systems Laboratory involves the creation of models of supply and demand important to high-tech industries.  Posted 2019-03-10
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Combining her passion for both the environment and golf, Delphine Tseng recently made a presentation about the British Open for Golf Channel International. A major at Rensselaer in sustainability studies, Tseng helped explain to viewers how the Carnoustie golf course in Scotland earned a certification from the Golf Environmental Association for helping to create habitats for animals such as rabbits and deer. Posted 2019-03-10
Congratulations to Steven Taylor, who recently earned his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the University at Tennessee. Posted 2019-03-10
Rob Sobkowich sends this reminder to all of his classmates: "Please continue to share your professional and personal updates. To stay connected with the Class of 2012, like our Facebook page, RPI Class of 2012, and follow us on Twitter." Posted 2018-10-10
Nick Krutz was recently awarded the Young Engineer Award from the aviation division at General Electric, in recognition for his expertise in the area of materials process modeling. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. at Ohio State University. Posted 2018-10-10
Megan (Reile) Koharik was married on July 8, 2017, to RJ Koharik; their wedding was held in Buffalo, N.Y. Posted 2018-03-15
Rob Sobkowich writes: "Thank you to everyone who attended our Five-Year Reunion at The Ruck in Troy and contributed to our class gift, which is helping to support students unable to otherwise afford a Rensselaer education!" Posted 2018-03-15