Rensselaer to Host Family Weekend Oct. 24-26

Troy, N.Y. – As signs of autumn like falling leaves and some cool weather days can be found across the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus, the campus will be buzzing with activity as thousands of Rensselaer families are expected to visit Oct. 24-26 to celebrate Family Weekend.

For more than 60 years, parents, family members, alumni, and friends have made the annual trek to the Troy campus to attend Family Weekend.

American Institute for Economic Research Ranks Top Small Cities for College Students

Troy, N.Y. – According to the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), these days the “college experience” is about more than simply attending a top-notch university. The city or town where the school is located is also important. Recent data compiled by the organization ranked the 20 best small cities for college students, with the Albany-Schenectady-Troy region coming in at number 11 on the list.

Inaugural Carl A. Westerdahl Forum Oct. 16

Troy, N.Y. — The Friends of the Folsom Library at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have announced the inaugural Carl A. Westerdahl Forum, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 16, on the Rensselaer campus. The two-part program is titled “Making the Connection: Rensselaer Graduates Who Built Bridges over the Hudson.” The program will highlight the role Rensselaer alumni played in the growth of bridge design in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

President Jackson Invites Campus to Attend The State of the Institute Address and CBE100 Celebration

In celebration of Reunion/Homecoming Weekend, President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. invites you to attend: The State of the Institute address - "Looking Back to Look Forward" - on Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the EMPAC Theater. Although Rensselaer has seen a great deal of change over its 190-year history, its founding mission - to apply science and technology to "the common purposes of life" - remains more relevant than ever. Join President Jackson as she discusses her vision of "The New Polytechnic" and the future of Rensselaer.

Area High School Students Visit Rensselaer To Celebrate National Manufacturing Day

More than 200 high school students from around New York’s Capital Region visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today to celebrate National Manufacturing Day. It marks the third year Rensselaer has participated in the event, which aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in technology and advanced manufacturing.

Mimeo.com Founders Named 2014 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneurs of the Year

Troy, N.Y. — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute alumni and Pi Kappa Alpha brothers, John Delbridge ’91, Jeffrey Stewart ’91, and David Uyttendaele ’91 have been selected as the 2014 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneurs of the Year. Established in 1990, the award brings the world of entrepreneurship into Rensselaer classrooms by recognizing successful entrepreneurs and role models who share their wisdom and experiences with students.