Summer Session I and III Course Evaluations Now Open

Monday, August 7, 2017 - Fri , August 18, 2017 (all day)
Where: RPI Troy Campus
Description: Summer Session I and III 2017 course evaluations are now open. Your feedback is very important to the Institute, its five schools, and their departments, so please complete evaluation surveys for all your courses! Evaluations will be available through Friday, August 18, 2017.
Contact: Office of Undergraduate Education 518.276.2244


LRC Recruiting Nighttime Participants for Paid Study, "Investigating the Alerting Effects of Light"

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is recruiting subjects over 18 years to participate in a paid study that will take place in four consecutive weeks: August 8, 15, 22, and 29. The study will investigate the alerting effects of light by measuring brain activities under different light exposures.

LRC Analysis of Energy Efficient Highway Lighting Selected as AASHTO "Sweet Sixteen" High Value Research Project

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee has selected the LRC Transportation Lighting project "Analysis of Energy Efficient Highway Lighting Retrofits" as a "Sweet Sixteen" High Value Research Project. This prestigious honor is awarded each year to a select group of high-profile and influential projects.

Summer Arch Pop-Up Course, "Space in the Movies," to be Held August 8

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: JEC 3210
Description: Gravity. Interstellar. The Martian. Wall-E. if you've ever watched any of these movies and wondered about their scientific accuracy, join Associate Dean Kurt Anderson for an in-depth discussion about some of your favorite space movies! Pizza will be served at 12:45PM, with the presentation beginning at 1PM.
Contact: School of Engineering


Rensselaer Ranks in Top 10 Undergrad Schools in the U.S. for Game Design and Animation

When it comes to studying game design and animation, Rensselaer's Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program (GSAS) keeps hitting the mark. The program was recently ranked No. 10 nationally on the Animation Career Review list of top game design programs in the United States. Among East Coast colleges and universities, Rensselaer came in at No. 5 out of 25 programs, and placed seventh on the list for private schools and colleges and third among programs offered in New York state.

Banner Production System to be Unavailable

Saturday, July 29, 2017 8:30 AM - Mon , July 31, 2017 8:30 AM
Where: Campus-wide
Description: The Banner Production system will be unavailable for upgrades to the database and operating system. During this outage, Banner forms, SIS/RSS, EARS, and Bosscars forms and reports will be unavailable, as will communication between Banner and OSCAR, including eInvoicing and LDI, and communication between Banner and Nolij. Automic/UC4 jobs normally set to run during this timeframe will resume their normal schedules following this outage.
Contact: Enterprise Information Services (EIS)


SoA Design-Build Projects Among the Best Worldwide

ArchDaily has recognized several Rensselaer Architecture students' two recent pavilions -- constructed of upcycled, organic materials -- as being significant in a global context.

School of Engineering Schedules Site Visit to Sikorsky

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Where: 15th St. Pedestrian Bridge
Description: Remember the Black Hawk landing for National Manufacturing Day last fall? Come tour the company with the technology that made it happen by joining the School of Engineering for their site visit to Sikorsky Aircraft! The trip includes transportation, tours and meals; registration deadline is Friday, July 21.
Contact: School of Engineering


DOSO to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Academy Hall Auditorium
Cost: Just a pint of your blood!
Description: Rensselaer's Dean of Students Office is currently recruiting participants for this upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drive! Donors can give a pint of blood every 56 days, or double red cells every 112 days. To donate, you can register with the sponsors, register on-line, or call the DOSO office; walk-ins are also always welcome. Please help give the gift of life!
Contact: Dean of Students Office



Clubhouse Pub Continues Summer All-Age Trivia Tournament

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Clubhouse Pub Union 3rd Floor
Description: The Clubhouse Pub's summer all-age Trivia Tournament continues with Week 2! Join us for six rounds of trivia. Teams are limited to four, but all ages are welcome during this tournament. Each night's winning team will receive a prize, as will the top three teams of the tournament. Participants should bring an ID as proof of age; non-alcoholic beverages will be available for those under 21.
Contact: Rensselaer Union 518-276-6505