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To the Moon and Back: Honoring an Exhibit Dedicated to Space Exploration

August 26, 2014 - Nestled in the heart of the 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. 

Rensselaer Ranked 5th on USA Today List of “Top 10 Engineering Colleges in the U.S.”

August 21, 2014 - Rensselaer is ranked fifth on a new USA Today list of the “Top 10 Engineering Colleges in the United States.”

AMOS at Rensselaer Ranks 1st Among Supercomputers at Private American Universities

August 4, 2014 - The AMOS petascale supercomputing system at Rensselaer clocks in at a top peak processing speed of 1048.6 teraflops, making it the most powerful supercomputer at a American private university.

Linda Schadler Named Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

July 1, 2014 - Linda Schadler, the Russell Sage Professor and associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named vice provost and dean for undergraduate education.

What Data Science Needs

June 23, 2014 - To meet its potential for driving discovery and knowledge acquisition, data science must address the key challenges posed by “Big Data,” assert Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professors James Hendler and Peter Fox in a commentary appearing in the June edition of the journal Big Data.

IBM Partners With 28 Business Schools and Universities To Help Train Tomorrow’s Data Scientists

May 30, 2014 - The Lally School of Management is among the schools that will help  prepare students for the 4.4 million jobs that will be created worldwide to support Big Data by 2015.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Awards $1.2 Million Grant to Rensselaer To Improve STEM Persistence

May 29, 2014 - Rensselaer was one of 203 research universities invited to participate in the HHMI 2014 “Sustaining Excellence in Science Education for Research Universities Competition,” and is one of only 37 universities to be awarded a grant.

Think Fast: The Ninety-Second Elevator Pitch

April 17, 2014 - To encourage Rensselaer undergraduate and graduate students to develop this essential skill, the Emerging Ventures Ecosystem (EVE) and the Office of Technology Commercialization will host the fourth annual Elevator Pitch Competition.

The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Studying Business at a Technological University – An Insider’s Perspective from the Dean of the Lally School of Management

April 4, 2014 - Dr. Thomas Begley offers his insight on some ways that the Lally School is working to create sophisticated global business leaders.  

Gearing up for the Class of 2018: Freshman Applications Surge Past 18,500 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

March 27, 2014 - A record total of 18,569 high school students have filed applications to attend Rensselaer this fall.


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