October 10, 2014
Volume 8, Number 15


Reid Wiseman

Live From the International Space Station With Reid Wiseman ’97

Event is a highlight of Reunion & Homecoming Weekend

Alumni will gather from across the country and around the world this weekend at Rensselaer to connect with fellow graduates. One alumnus, though, will be making a very special connection to the Reunion & Homecoming weekend festivities. Reid Wiseman ’97, a NASA astronaut currently stationed ... Read More




Swimming in an Ocean of Light

Light and health expert Mariana Figueiro speaks at TEDMED

Professor Mariana Figueiro, Lighting Research Center (LRC) Light and Health Program Director, gave an invited talk at TEDMED Sept. 12, at the Kennedy ... Read More




“New Polytechnic” Featured in U.S. News

Op-ed by President Jackson is part of special section on "Colleges of Tomorrow"

U.S. News & World Report recently featured an op-ed by President Shirley Ann Jackson, titled “The New Polytechnic: Preparing to Lead in the Digital ... Read More


Student Life

why not change the world

How Has Rensselaer Changed Your World?

Institute invites alumni and students to share photos, videos of their experiences

Graduates of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the techniques and technologies they’ve developed, and the discoveries they’ve made have undoubtedly changed ... Read More

More News

“Jamster” Assistive Robot Introduced at Media Morning

Professors are working to aid the elderly and individuals with paralysis of multiple limbs

On Sept. 29, Rensselaer held a media morning to demonstrate a project that promises to aid people with mobility issues. Rensselaer Professor John Wen and Associate Professor Jonas Braasch are working ... Read More

Rensselaer To Host Family Weekend

Celebrating 190 years of family, Oct. 23-25

As signs of autumn can be found across the Rensselaer campus, falling leaves and some cool weather days, the campus will be buzzing with activity as thousands of Rensselaer families are expected to ... Read More

A Word From Human Resources

Understanding Title IX

There is an unprecedented national effort to address alarming rates of sexual assault on college campuses. In fact, President Obama recently established a “White House Task Force to Protect Students ... Read More