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Senator Gillibrand Tours MILL and CATS, Announces TRANSFER Act

Gillbrand visit

Joined by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson and other campus leaders, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand toured the Rensselaer Manufacturing Innovation Learning Laboratory (MILL) and parts of the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) on July 21 to see an example of the data-driven transformations underway and to announce new legislation for helping translate academic… Read More

Researchers Unveil Green Wall Prototype

Plant-filled wall panels filter impurities from the air, School of Architecture researchers find

Green Wall

Researchers from the School of Architecture working at the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) in New York City have spent the past several years researching ways to harness plants’ natural abilities to filter toxins out of the air into an application that could be used in indoor spaces like office buildings. On May… Read More

Rensselaer Graduates 1,613 at 208th Commencement

President advises graduates to embrace the data-driven revolution 
and believe in their ability to change the world


208th Commencement To the 1,613 graduates awarded degrees during the Commencement ceremony May 24, President Shirley Ann Jackson urged courage of their convictions and confidence in their capabilities. “Respect your own grand, but incomplete, ideas­—the ones you find exciting—the ones others find vague because they cannot yet see the future you see,” President Jackson said…. Read More

ROTC Commissioning Is a Family Affair

Cole Yager is administered oath by his father and receives first salute from grandfather

ROTC Commissioning

Commissioning signifies the beginning of a student’s active military service as officers in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. During the ceremony, each student takes an oath of office in his or her respective branch of service. By taking the oath, each student is making a commitment to serve as an officer. This… Read More

Exploring Science While Having Fun

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp to be held on campus June 22-July 4

Science Summer Camp

This summer, area middle school students who are also known as budding scientists and engineers will have an opportunity to work alongside professionals and a former NASA astronaut during the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp program that will be held on the Rensselaer campus. Forty-eight students will immerse themselves in the world of science,… Read More

Nancy Fitzroy ’49 Receives Davies Medal

Mechanical engineering pioneer, first woman president of ASME awarded highest honor given to School of Engineering graduates

Nancy Fitzroy

Celebrated engineering leader and mechanical engineer Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy ’49 received the prestigious Davies Medal for Engineering Achievement from the School of Engineering on May 5. Rensselaer honored Fitzroy, an internationally recognized and honored expert in heat transfer and fluid flow, with a ceremony in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies auditorium. As part… Read More

Senior Athletes Honored at Banquet

Annual event celebrates graduating students


The Rensselaer 2013-14 senior student-athletes were recognized at the annual banquet held at the Hilton Garden Inn recently. Each student-athlete was presented a senior gift by Vice President for Student Life Tim Sams and Jim Knowlton, director of athletics. One highlight of the event was the awarding of the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Team of… Read More

Commencement 2014

The Class of 2014 heads out to change the world


On Saturday, May 24, 1,613 students will receive degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) stadium. They represent the next generation of leaders, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, patent holders, game designers, architects, and innovators, in fields ranging from engineering to architecture, fine arts to science, game design… Read More

10th Annual GameFest Draws Crowds

Rensselaer team brings home top honors


The 10th annual GameFest drew crowds from campus and the community to the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center to see the latest and greatest in student-designed video games. The annual competition was judged by professional video game developers from Vicarious Visions, a firm co-founded by Rensselaer grad Karthik Bala ’97 and… Read More

Service to Their Country

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps holds commissioning ceremonies


The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Rensselaer are elective programs for students who desire commissions in the armed forces. This year, 30 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 a student’s… Read More