Articles in Student Life

Spotlight Athlete: A.J. Schick

Varsity swimmer is also active member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter


As they say, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!” Senior varsity swimmer A.J. Schick may just have his father to thank not only for raising him to be a sound young man, but also for introducing him to what has become one of the best organizations he can be a part of as… Read More

Rensselaer Union Hosts Winter Carnival

Annual event features games, performances, and snow!


The Winter Carnival committee of the Rensselaer Union held the annual RPI Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 21, with the theme of “Avalanche.” “Everyone from the student volunteers and attendees, to the women’s hockey team and the weather were in sync to make this a Winter Carnival to remember,” said Joe Cassidy, Rensselaer Union director…. Read More

Save the Date: STEP Regional Outreach Forum March 7

Dr. Sampson Davis to speak

Sampson Davis

On Saturday, March 7, RPI STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program), with support from the Boeing Company and United Technologies, will welcome Dr. Sampson Davis to speak to regional STEP participants and the Capital Region community. Dr. Davis is a board-certified emergency medicine physician at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, N.J. He is also… Read More

A Digital Makeover: The Rensselaer Union Launches a New Website

Jordan Simonds ’15 led creation of new site


Many colleges and universities have programs to facilitate student leadership development—but sometimes it is difficult to pin down a concrete example that proves the point. At Rensselaer, a prime example is the Rensselaer Union, a student-run, self-supporting, and self-governing body that controls, finances, and organizes student activities. Rensselaer operates one of a handful of unions… Read More

Fourth Annual RPI Spirit Day Feb. 13

Here’s to Old RPI!


Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff are invited to join alumni around the globe in showing their Rensselaer pride on Friday, Feb. 13, for RPI Spirit Day. Participants can join in the fun by wearing RPI gear to work or class, putting their pride in their Rensselaer connection on display. Past year’s displays of pride included… Read More

A Journey of Discovery: Undergraduate Students Travel to Israel During Winter Break

Part of Taglit-Birthright Israel program


During the winter break, a group of Rensselaer undergraduate students traveled to Israel as part of the Taglit-Birthright Israel program, which gives Jewish teenagers between the ages of 18 and 26 the gift of a free 10-day trip to the country. The idea of providing the gift of a trip to Israel was initially endorsed… Read More

Call for Submissions: Nussbaum Award

Nominations for Outstanding Volunteerism award due Feb. 21

The Frederick M. Nussbaum ’30 Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteerism is an opportunity to recognize an outstanding Rensselaer junior in recognition of her/his volunteer activities or civic involvement by bettering the community in and around Rensselaer. The recipient will receive an award during his/her senior year. Individuals are invited to nominate a junior class student… Read More

FOCUS: Engineers Without Borders

Students travel to Panama during winter break to complete three-year project


While most of the campus was dealing with frigid temperatures during the winter break, eight members of the Rensselaer chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA traveled to the remote Panamanian island of Isla Popa II to construct a centralized rainwater catchment and treatment system for the island’s native Ngäbe people. Without access to a reliable source… Read More

Spoken Word and Open Mike Event To Feature J. Ivy

Feb. 13 event is being held as part of Black History Month

J. Ivy

In honor of Black History Month, members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, with support from the Black Student Alliance and the National Society of Black Engineers, will host an event titled “Small Talk at 15th and Sage” on Friday, Feb. 13. The event will be held in the Rensselaer Union McNeil Room from 5… Read More

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