Troy Resident Donald Drew Named Chair of the Mathematical Sciences Department At Rensselaer
Troy, N.Y.-Troy resident Donald Drew has been appointed
chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute. His appointment begins July 1.
Drew, the Eliza Ricketts Professor of Applied Mathematics for
the past eight years, has been a Rensselaer faculty member for
nearly 30 years. He earned his bachelor's, master's, and
doctoral degrees in mathematics from Rensselaer. In between his
long tenure at the Institute, Drew conducted postdoctoral
research at MIT, and taught for two years at New York
Drew's new appointment as chair comes at a time of promising
growth in the Mathematical Sciences Department.
This year, Rensselaer's doctoral program in applied
mathematics was ranked No. 21 in the country by U.S. News &
World Report. The Institute tied with Harvard, Rutgers,
Arizona, Colorado at Boulder, and SUNY at Stony Brook.
"My goal is to keep on going in the same direction and to
continue to raise the department's visibility," says Drew, who
also will retain his professorship.
Part of that goal will be to fill several academic positions
in the near future that will complement the current strengths
in applied math. Those strengths include unique applications in
several engineering and science disciplines, including
biotechnology and environmental science.
Contact: Jodi Ackerman
Phone: (518) 276-6531