Rensselaer Set To Host Reunion & Homecoming Oct.1-4

Troy, N.Y. —  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute alumni and alumnae will gather from across the country and around the world Oct.1-4 at their alma mater with fellow Rensselaer graduates to participate in Reunion & Homecoming weekend festivities. This year, a series of events pay homage to the theme of space, and explore Rensselaer connections to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  

Rensselaer Ranked 41st Among National Universities

Troy, N.Y. - U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute highly among the best universities in the United States. The publication’s annual list of college rankings released last week ranked Rensselaer 41st overall among all national universities.

This reflects a rise in the rankings for Rensselaer, up one spot to 41st. Rensselaer is tied with Boston University, Tulane University, the University of California at Davis, the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

The Summer Arch at Rensselaer: Extended Academic Opportunities Prepare 21st Century Leaders

Troy, NY—Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has announced the Summer Arch, a new academic plan of study that focuses on three specific outcomes: enhanced student-faculty interactions at a pivotal phase of the undergraduate experience; pathways for students who wish to augment their academic progress through the availability of a year-round academic calendar; and flexibility in the academic schedule to enable all students to explore their passions and interests in a way that positions them for future success.

NIH Awards $1.3 Million for Spinal Cord Injury Research to Ryan Gilbert

Troy, N.Y. - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.3 million to Ryan Gilbert, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer, to support research that could give hope to the thousands of Americans who sustain life-changing spinal cord injuries each year.

The five-year grant, from NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will further Gilbert’s efforts to change cell behavior after spinal cord injury to enable and promote nerve regeneration.

Assad Oberai Named Associate Dean in School of Engineering

Assad Oberai, professor of mechanical aerospace and nuclear engineering and the associate director of the Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC), has been named associate dean for research and graduate programs in the School of Engineering.

Oberai will focus on growing the research enterprise in the School of Engineering by building research teams to address grand challenges, increasing collaborations with industry and foundations, and strengthening engineering graduate programs through recruiting and mentoring of outstanding graduate students.