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Christian Wetzel Appointed Associate Dean of School of Science

August 26, 2015 - Physicist Christian Wetzel has been appointed associate dean of science for research and graduate programs in the School of Science.  

USA Today Ranks Rensselaer 6th Among Top U.S. Colleges To Major in Physics

August 24, 2015 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has been named among the “Top 10 Colleges for a Major in Physics” by USA Today. The national daily newspaper ranked Rensselaer sixth on the list, which was released this spring.

Theoretical Physicist Named Head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy at Rensselaer

August 17, 2015 - Vincent Meunier has been named head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy in the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Researchers Optimize Proteins To Fold Faster With Less Energy

August 13, 2015 - Linking computation with experimentation, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have shown that proteins can be engineered to fold more quickly and achieve greater stability by optimizing surface charges.

Assad Oberai Named Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in School of Engineering

August 12, 2015 - Assad Oberai has been named associate dean for research and graduate programs in the School of Engineering. 

Rensselaer Ranks 8th in the Top Undergraduate Schools To Study Game Design and Animation in the U.S.

August 10, 2015 - When it comes to great places to study game design, the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program was recognized on the Animation Career Review list of top game design programs in the United States. 

Forbes Ranks Rensselaer Among Nation’s Most Entrepreneurial Universities

August 5, 2015 - Rensselaer is ranked 12th among the “most entrepreneurial universities” for 2015, according to Forbes magazine. 

Rensselaer Thin Films Expert Joel Plawsky Named Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

August 4, 2015 - Joel Plawsky has been named head of the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Launches Initiative on Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development Knowledge: Semantic and Data Analytic Support

August 3, 2015 - Rensselaer has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Healthy birth, growth and development (HBGD) initiative.

Business Insider Ranks Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 12th Best Computer Science and Engineering Schools in the United States

July 31, 2015 - Business Insider ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute among the top 50 computer science and engineering schools in the United States.

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