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

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

Seismology geophysicist Steve Roecker is using a network of broadband seismometers to learn more about the complex overlap between tectonic plates that causes an 8.3 magnitude earthquake near Illapel, Chile in 2015. 

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Nanophotonics expert and physics professor Shawn-Yu Lin will receive a 2016 IEEE award for his role in discovering the darkest nano-material on Earth.

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Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin urged graduates to think first of others and be the first generation that embraces technology for all the right reasons at the 210th Commencement.

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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