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.
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.
A new look at the early solar system introduces an alternative to a long-taught, but largely discredited, theory that seeks to explain how biomolecules were once able to form inside of asteroids.
The first scoop of soil analyzed by the analytical suite in the belly of NASA’s Curiosity rover reveals that fine materials on the surface of the planet contain several percent water by weight.
A computational model developed by Rensselaer researchers accurately simulates the complex twists of a short sequence of RNA as it folds into a critical hairpin structure known as a “tetraloop.”
A $480,000 gift from the Emily Landecker Foundation will establish the James P. Ferris Fellowship in Astrobiology.
A team of astrobiology researchers will use a series of nighttime flights on an airborne observatory to search newly born stars for the presence of precursors to life.