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. ...read more
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.  ...read more
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.  ...read more
The AMOS petascale supercomputing system at Rensselaer clocks in at a top peak processing speed of 1048.6 teraflops, making it the most powerful supercomputer at a American private university. ...read more
NYSERNet announced at its recent Board meeting that John E. Kolb, Vice President and CIO at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been selected as the Board Chair of the parent company NYSERNet.Net. ...read more

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In the last few weeks of the Spring Semester, The Polytechnic met with professors across three schools to learn what the transition looked like department to department. What we found, broadly speaking, was that the Computer Science and ITWS departments seemed to have transitioned most easily, while studio and lab-type courses faced the brunt of the switch to online classes.

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