We educate our students for intellectual agility.
Rensselaer offers wide-ranging instruction and opportunities for individual study. Our program includes the study of the Earth's component materials, the development of its structures and surface features, the processes by which these change with time, and the origin, discovery, and protection of its resources—water, fuels, and minerals.
The past 15 years have been exciting, as new understanding of the interconnectedness among air, water, and solid Earth has come into sharper focus. We address key topics ranging from environmental contaminants in local waterways to the evolution of our planet.
Nature Geoscience today featured news of a climate board game and downloadable teaching module developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students and faculty in collaboration with Troy High School.
The Jefferson Project at Lake George - an ambitious research project using Big Data and analytics technology - is entering a new phase of data capture and analysis.