The School of Science Advising Hub (The Hub) is a resource for School of Science students during their time at RPI and is a resource for all advising purposes including:

  • Semester course planning
  • Clear Student Advising Meeting (SAM) holds
  • Major/minor declaration or changes
  • Form approvals
  • Arch planning
  • Academic issues

The Hub is staffed by experienced advisors who offer academic support for SOS departments and assist students in achieving their academic goals.

Located in the Jonsson-Rowland Science Center, room 1C12, The Hub is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Walk-in's are welcome or students can email the Manager of Student Services, Chad Christensen, to make an appointment.


School of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Program application deadline is extended to March 23rd, 2018 due to Rensselaer Spring Break.


Chad Christensen
Manager of Student Services

Chad Christensen has a B.S. in Kinesiology from SUNY Cortland and an M.S. Ed. in College Student Services Administration from the College of Saint Rose. He has been advising students and working in higher education for ten years. He is a life-long resident of the Capital Region and enjoys hiking, fishing and boating with his family.


Meaghan Potter
Sr. Student Services Administrator

Meaghan has been working in higher education for the last 8 years, with experience in academic skill building, counseling, and disability support. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Catholic University, and lived in Washington, DC for several years before moving back to the Albany area in the fall of 2017. Meaghan enjoys reading, watching hockey (Go Washington Caps!), and trying new restaurants in the Capital Region.


Emma Harmon
Sr. Student Services Administrator

Emma has worked in higher education since 2008, with roles including academic support, academic advising, and residence life. Emma is originally from Bidwell, Ohio, and moved to the Albany region from Indiana in January of 2018. She attended the Ohio State University for her undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for her graduate degree in Higher Education Administration. Emma’s hobbies include Dungeons & Dragons, swimming, tabletop & video gaming, and spending time with her partner and two cats.