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.

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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.

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Information Technology and Web Science

Launch into any profession with a foundation in Information Age technology. The Information Technology and Web Science program combines mastery of data, web, and information technologies with an academic discipline of your choice.

 
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Summer Here. The World Away.

The Arch shuffles the academic calendar to pack more experience into your education. Spend a unique summer semester on campus, then take the fall or spring semester of junior year to pursue professional or personal development opportunities.

 

 

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

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Announcements

On Friday, May 17th, 2019 the School of Science hosted their graduation brunch for the graduating students in the undergraduate and graduate programs in all School of Science departments.  The event is to congratulate the graduates and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.  To view and download photo's from this event click here.

Joseph S. Levinger, a theoretical nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II and spent nearly three decades teaching at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, died on October 25. He was 96. Levinger was appointed assistant professor in the Physics Department in 1951. In 1953 he was promoted to associate professor and promoted to professor in 1964.

The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY is aggressively growing with a focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Cybersecurity (Cyber), broadly defined to cover fundamental theoretical underpinnings, core algorithms, software and systems, and related fields that contribute to or leverage these foci.

On Friday, May 18th, 2018 the School of Science hosted a graduation brunch for the graduating students in the undergraduate and graduate programs in all School of Science departments.  We would like to congratulate the graduates and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.  Please, find pictures of the event here.

Department of Computer Science invites applications for multiple Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Professor of Practice positions with expertise in one or more of the broad areas of computer science: Theory and Algorithms; Systems and Software; Artificial Intelligence and Data; and Vision, Graphics, Robotics, and Games, along with the ability to teach other introductory computer science courses.  The initial appointment is for three academic years, with the expectation of subsequent renewal.

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Department News

As the volume of available information expands, the fraction a person is able to absorb shrinks. To break this cycle, computer scientists say we need new algorithms that prioritize a broader view over fulfilling consumer biases.

In a test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, an extract from edible seaweeds substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antiviral used to combat the disease.

A common drug, already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may also be a powerful tool in fighting COVID-19, according to research published this week in Antiviral Research.

New research, published online today in Developmental Cell, shows that PRC1 – a protein that serves as a telltale sign in many cancer types, including prostate, ovarian, and breast cancer – acts as a “viscous glue” during cell division, precisely controlling the speed at which two sets of DNA are separated as a single cell divides.

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