Articles in Academics

Seed Grant Promotes Increased Participation of Women in Computing

Opportunity for students to attend regional conference

Ten students from the newly founded Rensselaer chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Women in Computing (ACM-W) will attend a regional conference on women in computing with the help of a seed grant funded by Symantec and the National Center for Women & Information Technology. According to its website, the National Center for Women… Read More

Graduates Urged To “Never Lose Your Love of Discovery” at 209th Commencement

Vice Chief of Naval Operations addresses Class of 2015 graduates


Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michelle Howard, the first female promoted to four-star Admiral and the first African-American woman to attain a four-star rank in the Department of Defense, urged graduates to remember their roots and “embrace your inner engineer,” at the 209th Commencement at Rensselaer May 30. “Whether or not you ever work… Read More

Viewbook Wins Circle of Excellence Award From CASE

Program is advancement’s premier international awards program


The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has announced the winners for the 2015 Circle of Excellence awards and Rensselaer has received a bronze award in the design category for the new Rensselaer Viewbook. According to CASE, the Circle of Excellence program is “advancement’s premier international awards program that recognizes the work of… Read More

Future Plans for Members of the Class of 2015

Students starting new careers or heading off to graduate school

As members of Class of 2015 crossed the stage on May 30, many of them were already thinking ahead to their future plans following Commencement. Many graduates will continue their studies after graduation. Among the schools that graduates will be attending are: Albany Medical College, American Film Institute, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University,… Read More

Rensselaer Presents Graduating Seniors With CLASS Awards

Students recognized during Zero Year Reunion Brunch

Prior to the 209th Commencement ceremony, the Division of Student Life carved out time to honor several graduating seniors as recipients of the CLASS Awards. The students were recognized for their achievements during the annual Zero Year Reunion Brunch, held May 22. In 2009, the Division of Student Life launched Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support… Read More

Rensselaer Honors Student Service, Leadership, and Scholarship

Graduating seniors receive Institute awards


During last month’s annual “Zero Year” Reunion Brunch, several graduating seniors were honored for their contributions to Rensselaer. The Livingston W. Houston Citizenship Award, honoring the “first citizen of the college,” ranking high in character, leadership, scholarship, and athletic ability, was awarded to Erin Amarello, a dual major in mechanical and nuclear engineering, who was… Read More

Student Profile: Jessica Wong

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences graduate shares her passion for graphic design

Jessica Wong

From the beginning, Jessica Wong says that she was drawn to not only the technical aspect of studying at a place like Rensselaer, but also wanted a program that would provide her with an opportunity to incorporate what she was learning into her current artistic skill-set. The Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication (EMAC) major from… Read More

Student Profile: Zach Appio

Collaborating with artists, making films, pursuing a future in the film industry

Zach Appio

Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication (EMAC) major Zach Appio says that he chose to study at Rensselaer to have the opportunity to study and graduate with his brother, who was already a student, and a desire to stay close to home. The Altamont, N.Y., native and accomplished multimedia artist will receive his bachelor’s degree from… Read More

Student Profile: Meghan Olson

Making connections, embracing entrepreneurship, honoring a mentor: School of Engineering graduate pens letter about how Rensselaer has changed her life


Five years have flown by for Rensselaer student Meghan Olson, who last year completed a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Design, Innovation, and Society. On Saturday, May 30, Olson will receive a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering during the Institute’s 209th Commencement ceremony, and begin a new chapter in… Read More

Service to Their Country

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Rensselaer


The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Rensselaer are elective programs for students who desire commissions in the United States Armed Forces. This year, 28 students will be graduating from the ROTC program, and starting active military service as officers with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. Commissioning signifies the beginning of… Read More