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Celestial Songs, Earthly Dances…and Some Fireworks

Commumity invited to annual holiday concert in EMPAC Dec. 14

Local residents are invited to join Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff for the Institute’s annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. This year’s performance, which will be led by Institute conductor Nicholas DeMaison, is an invitation for people in the campus community and the greater Capital Region community to celebrate the season with… Read More

“New Film (a personal essay)” by Laurie Anderson

Premiere marks completion of Anderson's term as Distinguished Artist in Residence at EMPAC

Anderson Film

For the past five years, esteemed American composer, musician, and performance artist Laurie Anderson has been a regular fixture at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC). On Friday, December 12, Anderson will complete her tenure as the center’s first Distinguished Artist in Residence with a debut screening and discussion of… Read More

Creating a Space To Support Women in STEM

Program connects women students with mentors

Women in STEM

In an effort to create a space to support and mentor Rensselaer women pursuing a career in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, last month members of the Women at Rensselaer Mentor Program and the Society of Women Engineers hosted the 10th annual “Women Excelling in STEM” program. One hundred and twenty-five undergraduate… Read More

George Washington Bridge Tour

Civil engineering students get behind-the-scenes tour

On Nov. 5, Civil Engineering Department Head Chris Letchford and 24 civil engineering 
students visited the George Washington Bridge for an in-depth “engineer’s tour” of the bridge structure and the inner workings of one of the country’s busiest transportation facilities. This was the seventh annual tour, which started with a visit from Professor Thomas Zimmie and… Read More

Save The Date: RPI Spirit Day Feb. 13

Show off your Rensselaer pride!

The Rensselaer community is invited to join alumni around the globe in showing off their Rensselaer pride on Friday, February 13, 2015—RPI Spirit Day. Spirit Day is your opportunity to wear your Rensselaer gear to work or class, gather your friends to take a photo to post on social media with the #RPISpiritDay hashtag, and… Read More


Student organization hosts first-annual 24-hour hackathon


Last month, nearly 500 students from over 60 colleges and universities from the Northeast, along with students from several high schools, traveled to the Rensselaer campus to participate in the first 24-hackathon hosted by student members of the Rensselaer Hackathon organization. The event, dubbed “HackRPI,” was coordinated by a team of students that included Jacob… Read More

50th Anniversary of Opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge


The Verrazano–Narrows Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. It spans the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay with the larger lower bay. It officially opened on Nov. 21, 1964. The bridge is named for both the Florentine explorer Giovanni da… Read More

ASME Student Organizations Hosts Second Annual Pumkin Chunkin Competition

Trebuchet-style machines launch gourds across '86 Field

Punkin Chunkin

Launching pumpkins through the air continues to take on a new—and more technical—meaning at Rensselaer. In a matter of a few weeks, two teams of students worked to design and build machines that could throw pumpkins. The second annual Pumkin Chunkin Competition, held on Sunday, Nov. 2, was hosted by members of the Rensselaer student… Read More

Athletics Joins National Grid Foundation for “Shoot for the Stars”

Area schoolchildren rewarded for academic performance, attendance, and community service


Rensselaer Athletics and the National Grid Foundation invited local children from Troy’s School 16 and the YMCA to participate in “Shoot for the Stars,” a program designed to motivate students to improve their academic performance and attendance and to serve their community. “Shoot for the Stars” rewards students and a guest with tickets to select… Read More

Save the Date

President’s Annual Holiday Concert Dec. 14

The campus community is invited to the President’s Annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 14, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. Members of the Rensselaer Orchestra and the Rensselaer Concert Choir will perform in a program called “Celestial Songs, Earthly Dances…and some Fireworks,” which will feature… Read More