The Approach Blog

October 7, 2022

At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, students are challenged with the slogan, “Why not change the world?”

Each semester since the fall of 2017, the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management has hosted the Problem Pitch Competition. The goal is to encourage students to, first and foremost, identify problems if they want to become a change-makers.

Students compete in the Problem Pitch Competition
October 3, 2022

Fifteen Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students from the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Technology and Web Science attended the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, Florida in September 2022. The annual conference “brings the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.”

September 30, 2022

Five computer science students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute attended the CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference in Washington, D.C., in September 2022. 

Rensselaer students attended Tapia 2022
September 29, 2022

Advancement will save future scientists months of time and countless dollars

Chunyu Wang and Rongjie Lai
September 28, 2022

Gaetano Montelione shared his expertise on proteins, protein design, and their impact on humanity



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