Modified Memorial Day Weekend Shuttle Schedule

Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:00 AM - Mon , May 29, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Parking and Transportation Office 2144 Burdett Ave
Description: Modified Memorial Day Weekend Shuttle Schedule: Saturday, May 27: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28: Closed Monday May 29: Closed Tuesday, May 30: Resume normal operation hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Parking and Transportation 518-276-6616

Erik Larrabee Named All-Region

GCAA Release | RPI Athletics on Instagram TROY, N.Y. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) junior Erik Larrabee has been named to the Division III PING All-Region team, one of 15 student-athletes selected from the Northeast. The announcement was made by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

2017 Capital Region Heart Walk

Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Off-campus (see description)
Cost: no cost, unless you want to run. Registration for the run is $30
Description: Please join us in support of the American Heart Association at the 2017 Heart Walk! The Capital Region Heart Walk will be held on June 3rd at the SUNY Albany campus. Our goal for this year is to continue the growth and partnership with the American Heart Association. Help us achieve this goal by joining one of our teams, starting your own team, or if you can't attend the event you can donate to one of our teams here:
Contact: Procurement Services (518) 276-6222

LRC Recruiting Participants for Paid iPad Study

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is recruiting participants over the age of 18 for a paid study that will take place on four consecutive Fridays: June 9, 16, 23 and 30. The study will test the effect of light from an iPad screen on melatonin production.

EHS Asbestos Awareness Seminar to be Held June 13

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: HR, Gurley Bldg, 2nd Floor
Description: This informational session is one in a series of Environmental Health and Safety sessions designed to convey Rensselaer policy and program information. This session satisfies the course requirement associated with Faculty and Staff EHS course curriculums, provided in Traincaster and on associated Performance Management Tools. For more information regarding this session or associated EHS course content, please contact Will Fahey at extension 2318 or at
Contact: Will Fahey 518-276-2318

Summer Arch Pop-Up Course, "Introduction to Microfluidics Technology," Scheduled for June 13

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: JEC 3117
Description: Join the School of Engineering for its Summer Arch Pop-Up Course, Introduction to Microfluidics Technology! Microfluidics is the science of manipulating nano- or pico-liter volumes of fluid for biological or chemical purposes, and this course will discuss fluid manipulation methods, relevant microfabrication, and applications. A pizza lunch will be served at 12:45 before the program begins at 1PM.
Contact: School of Engineering

Dr. Jackson, SCER to Host Commencement "Thank You" Event

Monday, June 5, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Commons Dining Hall
Description: Commencement is a memorable day for Rensselaer graduates and their families, and it could not be possible without all of the volunteers who help with the event. In appreciation, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson and the Office of Strategic Communications and External Relations will host a Thank You Celebration at which a light breakfast will be served. If you plan to attend, RSVP to at by Thursday, June 1.
Contact: University Events 518-276-6237

Rensselaer Team Develops a New and Practical Method to Measure Cell Stiffness

Troy, N.Y. — A team including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed an innovative approach to measuring cellular mechanical properties (i.e., cell stiffness) that is part of an emerging label-free (i.e, no histology dyes or immunolabeling) biophysical marker that can be used for the identification of cell diseases and cellular states. The research is important, since it can be used for rapid cancer diagnosis and rapid drug screening, as well as the development of personalized medicine.

As reported in a paper recently published in Small, researchers at Rensselaer at Rensselaer have developed a process that measures thousands of single-cell stiffness using a novel inertial microfluidic cell stretcher (iMCS) in a fully automated and high-throughput manner for cell state identification.  

Don't Forget Moe's Mondays!

Monday, June 12, 2017 (all day)
Where: Moe's Southwest corner of 15th and College
Description: Every Moe's Monday, you can get a burrito, drink, chips and salsa... all for just $6.99 plus tax. What a great way to start the week!
Contact: Sodexo Campus Dining Services 518-276-6277

Nominations for Honorary Degrees and Speaker for the 2018 Commencement Ceremony

This is our annual request for commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient nominations for the Class of 2018 Commencement, and future commencement exercises.

The conferral of honorary degrees is a long-standing academic tradition that not only recognizes individuals of singular achievement but also brings honor and recognition to the Institute. I urge you to give some thought to the nomination of individuals who deserve to be honored for their accomplishments and who would honor Rensselaer by their participation in commencement.