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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.

Meet the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Class of 2017: An Overview of the 211th Commencement

May 15, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. – This spring,1,841 students will receive degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological research university in the United States, on Saturday, May 20, beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) stadium. They represent the next generation of leaders, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, patent holders, game designers, architects, and innovators, in fields ranging from engineering to architecture, fine arts to science, game design to information technology, and business to active military service.

Commencement 2017: Studious and Eager To Learn

May 12, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — In many cultures, name has meaning. Born in Xi’an, China, on a snowy day in February, Haoxue (Lily) Yan says that the literal translation of her first name means “white snow,” but it also means “studious and eager to learn.” Yan says that she always thought her parents were clever for coming up with that name.

Commencement 2017: Katelyn Fallows

May 11, 2017 - Katelyn Fallows came to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to study chemistry, believing it to be the most important science for achieving her goal. Four years later, she is graduating as a devotee of interdisciplinary collaboration, convinced through her experiences that it takes multiple vantage points to advance pharmaceutical innovation. 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Commencement 2017: Unexpected Opportunities, Perfect Fit

May 10, 2017 - “The weird story about me,” said Candice Poon, “is that I only applied to two schools.” The Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication program in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences spoke so strongly to the budding New Jersey high school student that she knew almost immediately what she wanted to pursue at Rensselaer.

A Race to the Finish Line: Middle and High School Teams From Across the Nation Set To Compete Racing Challenge at Rensselaer

April 28, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — Nearly 400 middle and high school students from across the nation will be competing in the 10th annual National STEM League (NSL) finals competition April 29-30. The Student Racing Challenge is the flagship series in the National STEM League, a program of Ten80 Education.

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