Articles in Student Life

Center for Career and Professional Development To Host Spring Career Fair

Event will be held Feb. 11 in the Alumni Sports and Recreation Center

Job Fair

According to the recent  National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job 2015 report, employers plan to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2015 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2014. This news comes just in time, as the Center for Center for Career and… Read More

Campus Invited to Big Red Freakout Ice House Feb. 14

Winning hockey teams from 1985, 1995 will be honored at the game

1995 Hockey Team

Members of the campus community are invited to join other Rensselaer hockey fans at the Heffner Alumni House on Saturday, February 14, beginning at 4:30 p.m., for the Big Red Freakout Ice House. The annual tradition features a pre-game buffet dinner and pep rally, shuttles to the Houston Field House, and a post-game reception with… Read More

FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament

Local elementary and middle schools competed in regional qualifier on campus in December


When it comes to teaching adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn, what ideas can young students offer? Just ask the 12 elementary and middle school teams from the Capital Region that competed in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament on Dec. 6 at Rensselaer. More than 120 students… Read More

Rensselaer Senior Testifies Before Assembly Higher Education Committee

Brian Corbin speaks about importance of TAP


On December 10, the New York State Assembly Higher Education Committee held a hearing to discuss the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), which for over 40 years has helped more than five million eligible New York residents pay tuition at schools in New York state. Brian Corbin, a Rensselaer senior majoring in computer science and TAP… Read More

Student-Athletes’ Academic Success Rate at 99 Percent

Above national average

Students at Rensselaer exhibit hard work, determination, dedication, and commitment to meet every challenge head-on. With support, guidance, and co-curricular activities, Rensselaer students connect to a network of faculty, staff, and other students, ensuring that they are part of a strong community of learners. As students strive to become the leaders of tomorrow, the Rensselaer… Read More

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

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


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

Rensselaer Celebrates 190th Anniversary of Founding Letter

Annual Founders Day event included tree-lighting ceremony, video premiere

The Rensselaer community gathered November 5 to commemorate the founding of the Institute with a celebration including the annual weR Bright tree-lighting ceremony and the premiere of a crowd-sourced video featuring alumni and students. November 5 is the 190th anniversary of a letter written by Institute founder Stephen Van Rensselaer announcing the formation of a… Read More

Rensselaer TALKS: “The Design and Practice of Learning” Dec. 6

Four speakers to take part in second installment of TALKS

Learning is an art, diverse in nature. It requires form and is tempered by keen practice. In order to understand how, we must first discuss what constitutes learning. The second biannual TALKS seminar, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) Auditorium, brings… Read More