Engineering Graduate Programs Climb in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The School of Engineering ranked 38th in the nation, up from 42nd a year ago. Within the school, mechanical engineering moved up three spots to 24, while civil engineering moved up three spots to 26, and environmental engineering moved up from 41 to 34. Overall, six engineering graduate programs were ranked among the top 25 in their field, while nine programs ranked within the top 30 in their field.

Moving Smarter Lighting Systems from the Laboratory to the Marketplace

Lighting industry leaders will deliver a pair of keynote addresses today at the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) fourth annual Industry-Academia Days. Led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the ERC is dedicated to developing new lighting systems based on light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and light-sensing technologies.

Rensselaer Civil Engineers Help Destroy Test Levee in The Netherlands

Civil engineers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were part of an international research team that collapsed a full-scale dike this week in The Netherlands. The test dike was embedded with advanced sensors and traditional measurement instruments, and results of the study are expected to help validate powerful new technologies for monitoring the health of aging flood-control infrastructure.

Ranked 4th on “The World's Best Engineering Schools” List by Business Insider

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been named one of the top engineering schools in the world. Industry-focused website Business Insider ranked Rensselaer fourth on its list of “World's Best Engineering Schools.” The rankings were based on surveys of engineers, professionals, and entrepreneurs working at technology companies.