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Rebecca W. Doerge Named Provost of RPI

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) today announced the appointment of Rebecca W. Doerge, Ph.D., as Provost, effective August 1, 2023. Doerge joins the Rensselaer community from Carnegie Mellon University, where she is the Glen de Vries Dean of the Mellon College of Science and a member of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Department of Statistics and Data Science and the Mellon College of Science’s Department of Biological Sciences.

2024 Awardees of the Teaching and Learning Collaboratory Seed Projects

The Undergraduate Department and the Teaching and Learning Collaboratory are excited to announce the winners of the 2024 seed project call for proposals. The purpose of the seed projects are to develop a project to the point that it is competitive for external funding. The projects test new pedagogical approaches or technologies that will impact student learning. The grants are in partnership with funding from Undergraduate Education and the Teaching and Learning Collaboratory. And to this point, we wish to extend a big congratulations to this year’s winners!

Rensselaer Graduate Wins Prize for Entrepreneurship

Gabriel Jacoby-Cooper ’24 was awarded the Glenn Martin Mueller ’64 Prize at Rensselaer’s School of Science Commencement brunch. The annual prize was established to honor Glenn Martin Mueller, former Rensselaer Trustee and a 1964 RPI graduate. A leading venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, Mueller was a champion of the entrepreneur, funding many successful start-up companies. The prize is given to a computer science major who is deemed to be the most entrepreneurial.

Rensselaer Air Force ROTC Cadets To Be Commissioned on Friday

On Friday, May 17, 10 Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC) cadets from Detachment 550 will be commissioned into the U.S. Air Force or Space Force in a ceremony at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC). Detachment 550 serves as a host unit for cadets at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and 22 regional cross-town colleges and universities. Six out of the 10 commissioning cadets are graduating from RPI.

Rensselaer Naval ROTC Midshipmen To Be Commissioned on Friday

On Friday, May 17, 2024, 11 prospective Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduates will be commissioned as Ensigns in the U.S. Navy. The Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) program was established at Rensselaer in October 1941 and is charged with developing young men and women morally, mentally, and physically for the rigors of service as officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

Peer Career Advisor Program Supports Students as They Navigate Internship and Job Opportunities

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Career and Professional Development introduced its new Peer Career Advisor (PCA) program during the Fall 2023 semester, culminating in a successful inaugural year in Spring 2024. This student-support initiative has provided a platform for current RPI students to foster community and offer career guidance to peers across all majors and academic levels, encompassing both undergraduate and graduate students.

Rensselaer Student To Explore Whether Jupiter Moon Can Support Life

Brianna Casey ’26 is one of 40 undergraduate students nationwide to be selected for NASA’s Europa ICONS (Inspiring Clipper: Opportunities for Next-Generation Scientists) internship program. The program supports the Europa Clipper mission, with the goal of determining whether Jupiter’s moon, Europa, has “conditions suitable to support life.” Scientists predict that an ocean lies beneath Europa’s icy shell, so massive that it is bigger than all of Earth’s oceans combined.

RPI’s New Master of Biomedical Engineering Data Science Readies Students for Careers in Health Sciences, Clinical Research, and more

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has established a new master’s degree program that will prepare students for careers of biomedical data science, a fast growing engineering specialty.Those with expertise in biomedical data science are already in high demand, and that demand will  continue to rise in the future, said Juergen Hahn, Ph.D., head of the Biomedical Engineering Department.

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