September 2, 2015
Volume 9, Number 12


Summer Research

Undergraduates Gain Experience Through Summer Research Programs

Students from across the country conducted research in Rensselaer labs

Dozens of students from universities including MIT, Boston University, Morehouse, Fisk, and Texas State, as well as undergraduates from Rensselaer, participated in cutting-edge research on campus during the last two months as part of several undergraduate research programs offered by ... Read More


EMPAC book

EMPAC Invites Campus To Celebrate Launch of New Book Sept. 2

"Programming EMPAC: The First 4,158 Days" documents diverse projects in experimental media and performing arts at Rensselaer

This fall, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer is celebrating the release of Programming EMPAC: The ... Read More




USA Today Ranks Rensselaer Sixth in U.S. Colleges To Major in Physics

Latest in a series of rankings highlighting Rensselaer academics

Rensselaer has been named among the “Top 10 Colleges for a Major in Physics” by USA Today. The national daily newspaper ranked Rensselaer sixth on the list, which was released this spring. According to USA Today, Rensselaer “only accepts top candidates. Science and math programs encourage students to develop analytical and problem-solving skills. The physics,… Read More





Jaffe Student Production Competition Wraps Up Its Inaugural Summer

Projects yielded a multimedia opera and advances in color mixing

Standing in the middle of the Studio 1 black box at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Ute Besenecker says, “There’s no better space to do this work.” In four corners of the room, the Ph.D. architecture candidate and her small undergraduate research team have constructed isolated light environments consisting… Read More

More News

Women’s Hockey Leads ECAC in All-Academic Honorees

Rensselaer leads the 12-school league with 20 student-athletes on the list

The Rensselaer women’s hockey team placed 20 student-athletes on the 2014-15 ECAC Hockey All-Academic team, leading the 12-school league. Rensselaer led the way, followed by Yale University (19) and ... Read More

Save The Date: Carl A. Westerdahl Forum

“Aerospace and Rensselaer: Then, Now, and Tomorrow” September 30

The forum, titled “Aerospace and Rensselaer: Then, Now, and Tomorrow,” will highlight the role Rensselaer people and programs have played in the aerospace industry, from 1930s aeronautics to the space ... Read More

Lee A. McElroy Named Director of Athletics

Will oversee programs involving more than 550 student-athletes and 2,000 students in intramurals

Rensselaer has named Lee A. McElroy Jr. as director of athletics, after serving as an interim director. McElroy is responsible for overseeing 12 men’s and 11 women’s National Collegiate Athletic ... Read More

Alumni To Return for Reunion & Homecoming Weekend

Campus invited to attend events October 1–4

The largest alumni event of the year is almost here! More than 3,000 alumni and guests are expected to return to campus for Reunion & Homecoming the weekend of October 1 through 4. While ... Read More