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.
Rensselaer was one of 203 research universities invited to participate in the HHMI 2014 “Sustaining Excellence in Science Education for Research Universities Competition,” and is one of only 37 universities to be awarded a grant.
The NSF has awarded a 1.7 million grant to George Makhatadze for research to help understand the speed at which proteins fold and unfold.
A team including Rensselaer researchers have discovered that a specific gene may play a major role in the development of a life-threatening birth defect.
With support from the DOE, researchers are expanding a successful research program to uncover the workings of the photosynthetic protein, Photosystem II.
Richard Gross has joined Rensselaer as a chair in the Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering Constellation and professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
Peter Dinolfo, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the School of Science, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.