The Approach Blog

March 1, 2022

Commander Dave Latta '09, M.S., has been appointed Commanding Officer of the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) program and Professor of Naval Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

February 24, 2022

Jennifer Pazour, an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been awarded an International Excellence Fellowship from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany.

February 11, 2022

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received funds from the Natural Hazards Center Research Award Program to study the transportation-related health care access conditions that continue to affect the social vulnerability of Puerto Rican communities years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in the deadliest U.S.-based natural disaster in 100 years.

February 1, 2022

In an effort to support over 1,400 students for the third complement of Arch away opportunities following the summer of 2022, the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute continues to engage and build partnerships with top industry employers.

February 1, 2022

As part of the class participating in The Arch at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, junior Sydney Neuman ’23, a materials engineering major, did a fall semester away internship at Pacific Northwest National Labs under the Chemical Dynamics Initiative in Richland, Washington.



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