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According to recent data compiled by the American Institute for Economic Research that ranked the 20 best small cities for college students, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy region came in at number 11 on the list.

Rensselaer graduates command some of the highest salaries of any undergraduate degree holders in the nation, according to a new study from PayScale.

Peter Lezzi, a graduate student in Prof. Tomozawa's group won the Norbert Kreidl Award of 2014, the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society. Peter has given an excellent plenary award lecture during the DGG-GOMD conference in Aachen, Germany. His award has also been featured on the ACeS website Congratulations!

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.

One of our emeritus faculty, Prof. Christoph Steinbruchel, has written a textbook for an introductory materials science and engineering course.  Its title is "The Nuts and Bolts of Materials Science".

Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, the Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named the first director of the Institute’s new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS). The appointment is effective October 1, 2014.


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.