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Rensselaer Welcomes the Class of 2018

The 1,383 first-year students are an exceptional group


The fall semester is in full swing and members of the Class of 2018 have already completed their first week of classes. The 1,383 first-year students promise to be an exceptional group and represent the next generation of leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators, in fields ranging from engineering to architecture, from fine arts to… Read More

Welcome Back, Faculty!

President hosts annual reception

Welcome Faculty

The annual “Welcome Back Reception” was held at the President’s residence on Aug. 28. Hosted by President Shirley Ann Jackson and her husband, Professor Morris Washington, the reception was a chance for faculty—new and returning—to meet and catch up with each other. Rensselaer’s newest faculty members were introduced. “After the summer break, it is wonderful… Read More

Rensselaer Ranked 5th on USA Today List of “Top 10 Engineering Colleges in the U.S.”

Ranking is latest recognition of the Institute’s long-held reputation as one of the nation’s top universities


Rensselaer has been named among the “Top 10 Engineering Colleges in the United States” by USA Today. The national daily newspaper ranked Rensselaer number 5 on the list, which was released on Wednesday. “Rensselaer has a rich history and tradition of excellence in technological education and high-impact research at the interface of science and engineering…. Read More

Harlem Academy Students Experience Life on Campus

Three-day Harlem Academy Collaboration for Innovation program held on campus in June


Nestled in the heart of Harlem, N.Y., Harlem Academy—an independent school—had its humble beginnings in a church basement 10 years ago with a single class of 13 first-graders, growing deliberately slowly, one grade at a time, as its teachers and administrators learned how best to execute its vision to offer a transformative education for gifted… Read More

They’re Back!

The Class of 2018 has arrived on campus


The Class of 2018 has arrived on campus! The 1,350 new students were celebrated at the Kickoff Barbecue on Aug. 19 at a picnic outside the Commons Dining Hall. After a week of Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond activities, the students were greeted at The Approach on 8th Street by President Jackson, then paraded downtown for… Read More

Summer at Mount Sinai

Three undergraduates spent the summer doing research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Poster Session

Three Rensselaer undergraduate biology students—Mohsin Jawed ’16, Mattie Rosi-Schumacher ’15, and Dongbo “Peter” Yang ’16—spent their summer vacation participating in cutting-edge research as part of the prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The partnership between Rensselaer and Mount Sinai creates an alliance that combines Rensselaer’s strength… Read More

Steve Case To Speak at 50th Anniversary of Lally School of Management Oct. 21

Lally event marks one in a series of Rensselaer milestones this academic year

Steve Case

The Lally School of Management, the business school at Rensselaer, started 50 years ago. On Tuesday, Oct. 21, as part of a series of special events marking major anniversaries at the Institute, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Internet pioneer Steve Case will be the featured speaker. Case will participate in the concluding session of a daylong showcase… Read More

Linda Schadler Named Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education

The appointment is effective Oct. 13, 2014

Code of Honor

Linda Schadler, the Russell Sage Professor and associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Engineering, has been named vice provost and dean for undergraduate education. The appointment is effective Oct. 13, 2014. In this position, Schadler will be responsible for overseeing the Institute’s undergraduate degree programs. Along with enhancing the core curriculum and… Read More

X. George Xu Named Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering

Endowed professorship among highest honors bestowed on faculty members

George Xu

Nuclear engineering expert X. George Xu has been named the Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member. “Dr. Xu is known around the world as a leader in his field. His innovative work on radiation dosimetry is advancing many important… Read More

Middle School Students From Amsterdam Get a Taste of College Life

CIPCE held weeklong program focused on robots

Middle schoolers

A group of middle school students from the Greater Amsterdam School District got a taste of college life as part of a program offered by the Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education this summer. The students spent a week on campus learning how to build and program robots, working together to put their robots through… Read More