Peter Fox has been elected president of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation. ...read more
Rensselaer will join as a charter partner of Optum Labs, the collaborative research and innovation center founded by Optum and Mayo Clinic. ...read more
New media pioneer Lev Manovich will present his most recent research on Big Data visualization at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. ...read more
Students are part of a team that has qualified for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge. ...read more
Heng Ji has been appointed as the Edward P. Hamilton Development Chair and Tenured Associate Professor in Computer Science. ...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.

In the News

  • RPI freshman improving natural disaster response through coding

    November 5, 2018 -

    A freshman at RPI has found a way to improve natural disaster response and recovery through coding.

  • How One University Wants to Teach Students to Use Data

    April 6, 2018 -

    Data is an increasingly pervasive force in American life, with the power to shape perception and policy. And so it makes a certain amount of sense that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently adopted a new "data dexterity" requirement for its students, starting in fall 2019.

  • RPI Adds New 'Data Dexterity' Requirement

    March 27, 2018 -

    TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be requiring all of its students to be able to use diverse datasets to solve complex problems.

    RPI says its "data dexterity" requirement will ensure that all students graduating for the school in Troy, New York are prepared for an increasingly data-driven world.