Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute once again ranks among the best universities in the United States, according to the annual list of college rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report.
The fall semester is in full swing and members of the Rensselaer Class of 2018 have already completed their first week of classes. The 1,334 first-year students promise to be an exceptional group.
Starting classes, meeting peers, and exploring a new geographical area all at once may seem intimidating for many first-year students making the transition to college and campus life. But, it’s not like that for incoming first year students at Rensselaer.
The annual Greeting at the Approach will take place from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the 8th Street Approach. As a special highlight of the event, Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson will also greet and shake hands with each member of the Class of 2018.
A major new report—The State of the Lake: Thirty Years of Water Quality Monitoring on Lake George—details three decades of continuous monitoring that found Lake George to be in “remarkably good condition.”
Biologist Douglas Swank is working to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the human heart with help from an unexpected source – the tiny Drosophila, commonly known as the fruit fly.
Pushing Boundaries. Inventing Solutions.
The department of Biological Sciences at Rensselaer encompasses a diverse and inherently interdisciplinary portfolio of research. Our faculty, graduate students and undergraduates are deeply involved in the work of pushing boundaries and inventing solutions. They are exploring areas at the forefront of modern biology, including molecular mechanisms of aging, nanobiology and nanotechnology, genetics of model organisms, microbiology and host-pathogen interactions, and synthetic biology.