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Remembering Lester Rubenfeld Oct. 31

The campus community is invited to a memorial service to celebrate and remember the life of Lester Rubenfeld, professor of mathematics and founding director of the Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education, who died July 18, 2010. The service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 31, at the Chapel + Cultural Center on the Rensselaer Troy campus. Following the service, the family invites guests to join them for a reception.

A Rensselaer faculty member for 43 years, Rubenfeld pursued research in the area of bifurcation theory and asymptotic expansions as applied to programs in elasticity theory, electromagnetic theory, and fluid dynamics. But he will always be remembered as a tireless advocate focused on advancing pre-college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at Rensselaer and within the surrounding communities. His motivation was to “empower young people to solve a breadth of real-world problems through the application of technology.”

Reply to cipce@rpi.edu if you plan to attend the reception. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions to the memory of Lester Rubenfeld be made to the RPI-Sage Hillel, 800 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001-3724.

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 16, October 22, 2010
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