The Approach Blog

February 6, 2015
(In this guest post, School of Science Ambassadors Heili Springsteen (a sophomore mathematics student) and Jeremy Amdur (a sophomore chemistry student) share their experiences — and a few images — from their work visiting area middle and high schools to promote interest in science.) Looking back at middle school and high school, most of us […]
Science Ambassadors: Bioluminescence, Frozen, and The Golden Ratio
January 20, 2015
Rensselaer Professor Karyn Rogers wrote this guest post while cruising at 30,000 feet aboard a Boeing 737 on a flight from Albany to Managua, Nicaragua. After landing, hopefully without delay or lost luggage, she will travel to the colonial city of Leon, jumping off point for the expedition to the Cerro Negro volcano (pictured above) […]
An Expedition to Mars (as played by a Central American volcano)
January 14, 2015
The college application deadline is fast approaching and within a few short months, it will be decision day for millions of students who must declare where they plan to go to college. Students will take many factors into consideration when making their decision –including size of the student body, location of the institution, availability of […]
Top 5 Reasons to Attend a Research University
December 3, 2014
  Among my favorite research projects at Rensselaer are two – the Jefferson Project at Lake George, and the Image Based Ecological Information System (IBEIS) – that use data and computation to understand and protect our environment. So my interest was piqued when I heard researchers involved with the two projects were planning a collaboration. […]
Plankton Cam! – The Jefferson Project & IBEIS Collaborate
October 14, 2014
On a windy day on Lake George, when the surface is whipped into white-caps, you might wonder: where is all that water going? The answer, in astonishing detail, is within our grasp as a network of sensors is deployed throughout the watershed as part of the Jefferson Project at Lake George, a partnership between Rensselaer […]
On the Water with the Jefferson Project at Lake George



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