Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Calls for Sustained Focus on a Comprehensive Clean Energy Agenda To Spark Resurgence in U.S. Manufacturing and Mitigate Climate Impacts

Focus on a clean energy agenda and working collaboratively across the business, academic, and government sectors is key to sparking a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute To Host Conversation With U.S. Civil Rights Icon, Military Expert, Fortune 500 CEO, and Technology and Philanthropy Pioneer on May 24

The 11th annual President’s Commencement Colloquy will engage its 2013 honorary degree recipients in a discussion titled “Leading Cultural Shifts: Courage, Creativity, Commitment.”



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