Interdisciplinary research is a central theme that resonates throughout the School of Science. In the dynamic and complex world we live in, it is becoming more imperative to break down academic boundaries and reach across disciplines to design effective solutions to current and future challenges. Whether advancing human heath, harnessing technology for smarter environmental management, or leveraging the power of big data, the applications of interdisciplinary exploration are endless.
In order to develop and enhance interdisciplinary research as we seek to increase "Discovery Across Boundaries", we created Dean’s Seminar Series. The Series provides a forum for discussion and coordination in the areas of science, engineering, and connected fields. Each semester features a unique focus area, with the spotlight on “The Science of Big Data” for Fall 2013. I invite all faculty members to attend a seminar and learn more about other disciplines you never know what might pique your interest! In the future we may try to record the talks to share with our alums and friends if this would be of interest to you, tweet me @RPISciDean or leave a note on our Facebook page at: facebook.com/science.rpi.edu