Rensselaer Ranked 39th Among National Universities

Troy, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute once again ranks among the best universities in the United States, according to the annual list of college rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s list ranks Rensselaer at 39th among national research universities, the highest rank for the Institute in the last 11 years.

A Broader View for the Darrin Fresh Water Institute

As it broadens its reach, the Darrin Fresh Water Institute has transitioned from a research center based within the School of Science to an Institute wide center. The change supports the DFWI as it increasingly serves as a platform for multidisciplinary research and education, hosting faculty members, researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students from schools and departments across Rensselaer.

Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond

Troy, N.Y. – Starting classes, meeting peers, and exploring a new geographical area all at once may seem intimidating for many first-year students making the transition to college and campus life. But, it’s not like that for incoming first-year students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, according to staffers in the Office of the First-Year Experience. This year,  more than 1,700 students—representing the largest incoming class in the Institute’s history—are joining the Rensselaer campus community.

Rensselaer To Welcome Class of 2020 to Campus

Troy, N.Y. – More than 1,700 students—representing the largest incoming Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute class in the Institute’s history—will make their way to Troy this weekend. The first-year students hail from 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and from countries all around the world. Student will move to Rensselaer campus on Tuesday, August 23.

Immersive Environments in Action at Rensselaer Research Showcase

An interactive conference room tracks the conversation of meeting participants, aiding the proceedings with additional information and data in real-time. A computer interface in the shape of a cylindrical fire pit allows users to discuss data projected onto its interior. Narrative abilities make it possible for users to explore complex scenarios – like the links between disparate events and characters in world history, or learning a new language – and make sense of data rich subjects. Each of these three research projects is under development within the Curtis R.