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 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.

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

A team of students from Rensselaer presented an analysis and incident response approach to a simulated cyber attack in order to claim third place at the third annual Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition

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Carbon and nitrogen are central to life on Earth – life cannot exist without them, but an overabundance in the atmosphere imperils the life we have. 

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Naturally occurring chemicals found in de-icing road salts can alter the sex ratios in nearby frog populations, a phenomenon that could reduce the size and viability of species populations, according to a new study by scientists at Yale and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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We can look at the World Wide Web from the perspective of mathematics through network science, or the perspective of infrastructure through computer science; but to truly understand the interactions between technology and society found on the web, we need web science. 

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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