Wednesday, June 27, 2012

We Have our Winner from the iPad Contest held at the Liquid Lounge at the Connecticut Science Center!

Congratulations to Kristen Brierley, of Vernon, the iPad winner from the contest at the Liquid Lounge event held on June 8 at the Connecticut Science Center! In the Rensselaer contest to guess the number of Smarties rolls in a container on display, Kristen guessed the exact number of 674. This was the first time she had attended the Liquid Lounge, as she and a co-worker decided to go after work that Friday and walked over the bridge from their office in East Hartford. Kristen works at the Robert M. Cheverie & Associates PC law firm and is attending law school at the Western New England University School of Law. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Rensselaer table. We'll see you at the next Liquid Lounge on September 14, 2012!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Essay by President Jackson featured in American Scientist Magazine

An essay by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson is included in The American Scientist Magazine’s 100th anniversary feature titled: “100 Reasons to Become a Scientist or Engineer.” (They added 25 new essays to the scientists featured in the 75th edition.) To read Dr. Jackson’s essay, visit:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Prabhat Hajela Named Provost of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Prabhat Hajela, an experienced academic and administrative leader, has been appointed provost of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, effective July 1, 2012, it has been announced by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. A professor of aerospace engineering and vice provost at Rensselaer, Hajela has served as acting provost since Jan. 1, 2012. Read more at: