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Carl Hart, Columbia University Professor and Expert on Science-Based Drug Policy, To Speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

September 11, 2014 - A national expert on the legal, medical, and social implications of U.S. drug policy and the author of an acclaimed scientific memoir on the subject, Carl Hart, will speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Sept. 30.  

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Welcomes the Class of 2018

September 8, 2014 - The fall semester is in full swing and members of the Rensselaer Class of 2018 have already completed their first week of classes. The 1,334 first-year students promise to be an exceptional group. 

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.


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