School of Science at Rensselaer

Here in the School of Science, we discover answers to humanity's most compelling questions, define new fields of study, and invent solutions to global challenges. Moving seamlessly across disciplinary boundaries, we bring together the best of all fields in order to advance the cause of science.

You are in control.

Our undergraduate degree programs include many electives so you can tailor a curriculum to meet your interests and talents. This flexibility provides an opportunity to explore dual-major degrees, accelerated programs, or begin your graduate work with a co-terminal degree.

 

Our scientists break through boundaries.

The need for an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving is more pressing than ever, as scientists, engineers, social scientists, and humanists join forces to tackle climate change, disease, overpopulation, and other global issues.

 

We are a network of achievers.

Rensselaer alumni can be found all over the world, actively engaged in some of the most exciting research and work in the field today. Many of them also feel a strong sense of loyalty to their alma mater and are open to making connections with new graduates.

 

 

Rensselaer has long been noted for its "low walls" - There are no rigid divisions across departments and schools.

Academic Opportunities within the School of Science

Announcements

The School of Science Performance Plan is designed to realize the goals of the Rensselaer Plan 2024 by focusing on a forward-looking multi-year strategy based on the FY2018 Institute-Wide Highest Priorities (IWHPs).

School of Science Spring 2017 Town Meeting: Milestones and Vision

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology to host Professor Cynthia Friend of Harvard University

The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of network science defined broadly as the study of general network processes and network structure, including but not limited to network resilience and control, social networks, infrastructure networks, network evolution, bio-medical networks, and algorithmic aspects of dynamical network processes.

Department of Computer Science invites applications for multiple Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Professor of Practice positions with expertise in the broad areas of computer organization, operating systems, software engineering, open source software, network programming, mobile computing, and data structures, along with the ability to teach other introductory computer science courses. The initial appointment may be up to three academic years, with renewal possible.

Department News

The Information Technology and Web Science program at Rensselaer has been ranked No. 1 among 35 undergraduate programs at national colleges and universities by College Choice.

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Troy, N.Y. — Every year, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Research Paper Competition brings exciting and innovative insight and changes to how we analyze sports.

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Organic additives found in road salt alternatives — such as those used in the commercial products GeoMelt and Magic Salt — act as a fertilizer to aquatic ecosystems, promoting the growth of algae and organisms that eat algae, according to new research published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology

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A team of researchers led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will examine the link between zinc deficiency, Hedgehog, and prostate cancer in a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

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Contact Information

School of Science

Jonsson-Rowland Science Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY 12180-3590
(518) 276-6305