Articles in Events

Jefferson Project at Lake George Reaches New Milestones

State-of-the-art data visualization laboratory unveiled Oct. 17

ribbon cutting

The Jefferson Project at Lake George has announced new milestones in the multimillion-dollar collaboration that seeks to understand and manage the complex factors impacting Lake George, a pristine natural ecosystem and cornerstone of New York’s tourism industry. Through their groundbreaking partnership, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George have developed preliminary models… Read More

Student Organizations Host Annual Career Fair


To help Rensselaer students get a head start on planning for future career opportunities, members of the Rensselaer National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) hosted the 36th NSBE/SHPE Career Fair Sept. 26–27. This year, Alsidneio Bell ’14, a member of NSBE who is majoring in electrical engineering, and… Read More

Bach and Beyond

Arts Professor Michael Century To Perform at EMPAC Nov. 6


Michael Century will perform a solo concert at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) showcasing his musical versatility with a repertoire combining classical and experimental pieces, and piano and accordion performances. The concert, “Bach and Beyond,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Studio 2 at EMPAC. The… Read More

Aquatic Ecologist To Head Jefferson Project at Lake George

Rick Relyea joins Rensselaer to lead effort to make Lake George the world’s “smartest” lake

Jefferson Project

Rick Relyea, a world-renowned aquatic ecologist, has been named the director of the Jefferson Project at Lake George for Rensselaer. Relyea has also been appointed the David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences. The Jefferson Project is a groundbreaking partnership between Rensselaer, IBM, and The FUND for Lake George…. Read More

Medical Device Day–Models, Big Data and Healthcare

Medtronic won FDA approval for the Advisa DR MRI SureScan, an MR-Conditional pacemaker.

The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) will host a daylong symposium on medical devices on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the CBIS Auditorium as part of its ongoing 10th anniversary celebration (2004-2014). The event, sponsored by Rensselaer and Medtronic, is a celebration of interdisciplinary research that lies at the cross section of a number… Read More

Alumni Association Honors Outstanding Volunteers

RAA awards

In tribute to their outstanding commitment to the Institute and their fellow alumni, an outstanding group of volunteers have been recognized by the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) and the Office of Alumni Relations with the 2014 RAA Awards. The awards were presented at the annual RAA Awards Dinner on Oct. 9 during Reunion & Homecoming… Read More

Happy Birthday, Stephen Van Rensselaer!

Stephan VanRensselaer

Nov. 1 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839), the founder of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Fifth in direct descent from Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, the first Patroon, Stephen Van Rensselaer inherited a vast landed estate in Rensselaer and Albany counties at age 5. He graduated from Harvard and spent time in… Read More

Major Gift Will Support Data Visualization Laboratory at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute

New facility to be named the Helen-Jo and John E. Kelly III ’78 Data Visualization Laboratory

Data Visual Lab

Last week, Rensselaer announced a major gift from trustee John Kelly III ’78 and his wife, Helen-Jo, of Poughquag, N.Y. The leadership gift will create an endowed fund to support ongoing research at the Helen-Jo and John E. Kelly III ’78 Data Visualization Laboratory, located at the Margaret A. and David M. Darrin ’40 Fresh… Read More

Reunion & Homecoming

Alumni and families showed their Rensselaer spirit during annual gathering

Reunion and Homecoming

This year’s Reunion & Homecoming weekend delivered on the promise of a truly out-of-this-world experience, with an incredible array of educational, special interest, athletic, Greek, class, and social events—including a live video chat with NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman ’97 from aboard the International Space Station! The conversation with Wiseman was a weekend highlight for all… Read More

Student Life Departments Collaborate To Host Student Officer Summit

Student Summit

The Rensselaer Union—one of the only student-run Unions in the country—is home to more than 200 clubs, sports, and organizations. Last month, a special Student Officer Summit program was held to connect students with campus programs and resources in order to increase their understanding of club leadership and to assist them with creating club goals… Read More