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The Approach Blog

January 18, 2019
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute sits atop a hill overlooking Troy, NY. A massive granite staircase connects the campus and the riverside city below. It is known as The Approach. Initially completed in 1907, The Approach has served as a literal entry point to the university for more than a century. Its current splendor is the product […]
A New Approach
December 12, 2018
(Please enjoy this guest post, written by Kathleen Ruiz, Rensselaer associate professor of Integrated Arts, on the “World of Plankton” interactive touch-pool exhibit, now on exhibit at an aquarium in Burlington, VT.) What if there were mysterious creatures on earth responsible for all the freshwater on the planet? The World of Plankton is an interactive […]
World of Plankton
December 5, 2018

[The Jefferson Project at Lake George is conducting ongoing research into how human activities may be affecting the lake. This guest blog by Kayla Coldsnow, a graduate student in the lab of Jefferson Project Director Rick Relyea, summarizes recent research published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The Jefferson Project is a collaboration between Rensselaer, IBM […]

Jefferson Project – The high salt tolerance of the invasive Asian clam
July 6, 2018
[David Diehl, site manager and coordinator at the Rensselaer Darrin Fresh Water Institute (DFWI), recently organized a visit by students from Manhattan’s Harlem Academy to learn about the Jefferson Project at Lake George. In this guest post, he chronicles the three-day visit and the topics students learned about. The Jefferson Project is a collaboration between […]
Harlem Academy at The Jefferson Project
April 23, 2018
[The Jefferson Project at Lake George is conducting ongoing research into how human activities may be affecting the lake. This guest blog by Devin Jones, a former postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Jefferson Project Director Rick Relyea, summarizes recent research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. The Jefferson Project is a […]
Jefferson Project: Response to agrochemicals is paved by predators

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Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,900 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.