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

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.

View photos from the 2016 Commencement Brunch. http://s963.photobucket.com/user/kesslj3/library/SoS Commencement Brunch 2016

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in applied mathematics to begin in August 2017.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY is offering up to four endowed positions for exceptional faculty in a broad range of fields as part of the institute’s Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) Constellation within the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS).

Department News

Six universities including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have joined with IBM Research to launch the Cognitive Horizons Network, a network committed to accelerating the development of core technologies needed to advance the promise of cognitive computing.

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A company founded by a Rensselaer Ph.D. graduate that includes undergraduate students is one of 35 companies that are being recognized as the most exciting early-stage companies.

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A $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be sued to develop innovative ion conduction materials for next-generation renewable energy conversion and storage technology.

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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