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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

September 21, 2017

Volume 11, No. 12

Welcome to Inside Rensselaer, for the community of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

This publication communicates the many and varied things happening with Rensselaer people and programs, from research highlights to professional milestones, from faculty accomplishments to events and everyday news you can use.

Inside Rensselaer

Rensselaer Welcomes Class of 2021

Last week, 1,682 new students joined Rensselaer to start the next stage of their academic careers. The first-year students hail from 42 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As a reflection of Rensselaer’s global reach, almost 300 students ... Read More

Joe Chow Named Institute Professor of Engineering

Joe Chow Named Institute Professor of EngineeringJoe Chow, power grid control expert and professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering, was recently named Institute Professor of Engineering, one of the highest and most prestigious honors bestowed upon a Rensselaer faculty member. ... Read More

A Silent Search for Dark Matter

A Silent Search for Dark MatterResults from its first run indicate that XENON1T is the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth. The sensitivity of the detector—an underground sentinel awaiting a collision that would confirm a hypothesis—stems from both its ... Read More

Rensselaer Speakers Forum To Present Ndaba Mandela

Rensselaer Speakers Forum To Present Ndaba MandelaSouth African activist and former president Nelson Mandela had a “long walk to freedom,” yet his footprints still remain. Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch—and ... Read More

Physics Program Ranked Top Ten in the Country

Physics Program Ranked Top Ten in the Country  College Factual has named Rensselaer among the “Top 10 Best Physics Schools in the Country.” The list includes California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Princeton University. According to College Factual, “physics ... Read More

The Man Behind the Brooklyn Bridge

The Man Behind the Brooklyn BridgeThe Friends of the Folsom Library at Rensselaer have announced the third Carl A. Westerdahl Forum, which will take place Monday, Sept. 11, on the Troy campus. The program will feature a dialogue with Rensselaer ... Read More

Cultivating What It Means To Be Human

Cultivating What It Means To Be HumanFaculty from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS), in partnership with Student Life, have selected two titles for the 2017-18 Community Read. The selected books are Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers ... Read More