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.
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. Rensselaer ranked 42 among all national universities.
The ranking follows last month’s recognition from USA Today, which included Rensselaer as fifth on the list of “Top 10 Engineering Colleges in the United States.”
Troy, N.Y. – The fall semester is in full swing and members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2018 have already completed their first week of classes. The 1,334 first-year students promise to be an exceptional group and represent the next generation of leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators, in fields ranging from engineering to architecture, from fine arts to science, and from management to information technology.
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, according to staffers in the Office of the First-Year Experience at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Troy, N.Y. – Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, the Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named the first director of the Institute’s new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS). The appointment is effective October 1, 2014.
Troy, N.Y. – The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a symposium on the intersection of engineering, biomedicine, and healthcare.
The symposium, presented by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the CBIS Auditorium. A reception featuring poster presentations from CBIS students will immediately follow the keynote address.
Troy, N.Y. – Nestled in the heart of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus is a permanent exhibit of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) memorabilia and other materials that honor the life of former Rensselaer President George M. Low ’48. The George M. Low Gallery, open daily to the public, is located on the fourth floor of the Low Center for Industrial Innovation.
Troy, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the city of Troy will officially welcome members of the Class of 2018 to campus and also introduce them to the local community today.
The annual Greeting at the Approach will take place from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the 8th Street Approach. Vice President for Student Life Timothy Sams will introduce the new members of the Class of 2018.