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The Park Bench eNews is published bi-weekly by the Rensselaer Technology Park Campus.The eNews features articles and press releases involving Park companies and organizations, RPI in the news, special offers, invites and general information of interest to the Technology Park community.

November 2, 2015                                                                            Vol 2 Issue 15

Beautiful fall colors in the Technology Park.

If you have a photo of the Tech Park that you would like to share in the E-newsletter, please contact Nicole Anuszewski at

In The News
A Look Into the History of the Rensselaer Technology Park Campus
The Rensselaer Technology Park Campus has a rich history with a wealth of tangible connections to its past. The DeFreest House, currently the Technology Park main office, is strategically located on a wooded triangle of land overlooking a stream and Hudson River Valley. Historians speculate that Philip DeFreest built his home about the time of his marriage in 1740. It is possible that the frame portion was constructed by Phillip’s father, David, as early as 1720. Within its walls and foundations are priceless clues to the lives and personalities of the early Dutch settlers of the Valley.

Read more about the history of the land at the Rensselaer Technology Park.
A Detector Shines In the Search for Dark Matter

Results of the XENON100 experiment are a bright spot in the search for dark matter. A team of international scientists involved in the project – which includes Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) researcher Ethan Brown – have demonstrated the sensitivity of their detector and recorded results that challenge several dark matter models and a longstanding claim of dark matter detection. The results are published in two papers in the journals Science and Physical Review Letters. 

Dark matter is an abundant but unseen matter in the universe considered responsible for the gravitational force that keeps the Milky Way galaxy together, said Brown, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy at Rensselaer. 

Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Professional Development Series - New Managers 101:
A Crash Course for Your Success

There are a limited number of complimentary seats available for this training for Rensselaer Technology Park companies only!

Please contact Nicole Anuszewski at the Tech Park office at to reserve your seat.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Pat's Barn - 100 Defreest Drive
7:30am: Registration & Breakfast
8am - 9:30am:  Program

Who should attend?

  • New supervisors and managers
  • Aspiring and soon-to-be-promoted supervisors
  • Experienced supervisors with little or no formal training

Regular Registration Costs:
$35 Members; $50 Member Walk-Ins; $70 Future Members


10 At the Crossroads: Examining the Intersections of Science and Art

To celebrate the launch of Art_X@Rensselaer, members of the campus and community are invited to the third in a series of events highlighting the new initiative. A panel discussion, titled “(Bio)Designing the Future of Medicine: Accelerating Discovery and Innovation at the Intersection of the Arts, Science, and Engineering,” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) Auditorium. 

Tech Connect

Better Battery Boosts:

Tips for saving power on your mobile devices

Android devices have had low power modes and techniques for saving battery life. Apple lagged behind in this area until the release of iOS 9 this month. So now both platforms let you tweak your settings to automatically switch to a less-draining situation with low power and identification of the apps sucking the most juice.

Featured Space Available

The Rensselaer Technology Park Campus seeks a Technology or Research related company to lease featured space at 165 Jordan Road.

Do you know of a company looking for space?      
2,156 SF is available for immediate occupancy or fit-up to suit.

Read More....

Upcoming Events

Collar City Clay Guild Pottery Market
Friday, November 13th 11-7 AND Saturday, November 14th  10-4

The Collar City Clay Guild will be holding their Fall sale at Pat’s Barn in the Technology Park. At the Pottery Market local artists will be selling their unique handmade pottery . This is the perfect place to find an interesting dish to serve that special recipe in at the Thanksgiving table or maybe find just the right thing for someone on your Holiday gift list. 

****On Friday, the admission ($2) will be waived for all Tech Park employees with an ID.****

Lunch is available from a local food vendor “The Brown Bagger” so be sure come for lunch and shop local!

Again this year, Pitney Bowes will be participating in the Pajama Promise. 

November 2nd - December 4th 

Pajamas Promise is a cause that was started in 2013 to collect pajamas for children to wear for the Holidays. Not only should children have gifts to unwrap for the Holidays, but also clothes to wear to bed. Our mission is to make sure each child in New York State has something special to wear while dreaming of what’s to come.

What is being collected?

We are collecting new pajamas in every shape, size and color. Everything from infant sleepers to teen/adult sizes. We are also collecting new books to go with the pajamas.

Where will the donations go?
This year we will be collecting pajamas for local charities including Unity House, Joseph’s House, the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, YWCA, Shriners Children Hospital in Springfield, MA, St. Catherine’s, Things of My Very Own and any others that are in need.

Where do I bring my donation?
We will be collecting from Monday, November 2nd -Friday, December 4th. Drop off locations are the main lobby of your office building, Pitney Bowes and The Tech Park Office on Defreest Drive (near Pat's Barn). PLEASE DO NOT WRAP YOUR DONATION.

RPI Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 13, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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