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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Launches $1 Billion Capital Campaign

October 16, 2017 - On Friday, October 13, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson hosted alumni, guests, and campus members at the launch of a capital campaign designed to position Rensselaer for its third century of leadership in research and education. “Transformative: Campaign for Global Change” will seek to raise $1 billion for student scholarships, faculty support, and campus enhancements.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Hosts International Symposium on Adaptive Technology for Music and Art

October 6, 2017 - The International Symposium on Assistive Technology for Music and Art (ISATMA) will be held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute October 20-22.

School of Engineering To Host Sixth Annual National Manufacturing Day

October 4, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. – On Friday, Oct. 6, in celebration of Manufacturing Day, the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will open doors to students, educators, businesspeople, media, politicians, and regional manufacturers to share Rensselaer’s vision and expertise in innovative education and research in manufacturing, showcase facilities, and highlight career opportunities in field. Prior to the start of the program, members of the campus and local community are invited to view the 7:30 a.m.

The Man Behind the Brooklyn Bridge

August 31, 2017 - The Friends of the Folsom Library at Rensselaer have announced the third Carl A. Westerdahl Forum, which will take place Monday, Sept. 11, on the Troy campus. The program will feature a dialogue with Rensselaer archivist Jen Monger and Erica Wagner, author of the recent biography Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge, published by Bloomsbury.

EMPAC Offers Free Building Tours Throughout Fall Season

August 30, 2017 - The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer will offer a series of free building tours on the first Saturday of each month.

Rensselaer Speakers Forum To Present: Ndaba Mandela

July 11, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela had a “long walk to freedom,” yet his footprints still remain. Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch – and run with it. Today, Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on as Ndaba Mandela continues to keep its beacon of hope bright, fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference. He will visit the Rensselaer campus on Tuesday, September 19, as the featured guest to kick off the Rensselaer Union Speakers Forum program.

Building a STEM Pipeline

June 28, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. – This summer, Capital Region middle-school students eager to participate in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning will have an opportunity once again to explore the STEM fields at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For the 12th consecutive year, the ExxonMobil Foundation and Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., the first African-American to walk in space, will sponsor summer science camps at colleges across the country.

Rensselaer Graduates Urged To Embrace Change at 211th Commencement

May 20, 2017 - Describing the dizzying pace of technological innovation, former United States Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz urged graduates to “anticipate career change, welcome it, and manage it to your and your society’s benefit” at the 211th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Saturday.

Rensselaer President’s Commencement Colloquy To Address “Criticality, Incisiveness, Creativity”

May 16, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. – To kick off the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Commencement weekend, the annual President’s Commencement Colloquy will take place on Friday, May 19, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The discussion, titled “Criticality, Incisiveness, Creativity,” will include the Honorable Ernest J.

Commencement 2017: Service to Their Country

May 15, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. – The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are elective programs for students who desire commissions in the United States Armed Forces. This year, 33 students will be graduating from the ROTC program and starting active military service as officers with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

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