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The thing that drew me to RPI was how in-depth the research opportunities are and also how wide it is across all the sciences. You have an endless stream of opportunities as an undergraduate. Searching for Life VARUN BAJAJ 13 Is there life elsewhere in the universe This question lies at the heart of Rensselaers NASA-funded New York Center for Astrobiology. Were interested in how the matter that you need to make planetary life came to be Where did it come from and how was it formed And since it happened here in our solar system is it likely to happen elsewhere as well said Doug Whittet center director and Professor of Physics Applied Physics and Astronomy. Professor Whittet uses the spectrum of light coming from dust clouds surrounding young stars or in interstellar space to determine what molecules may be present in the clouds. Varun Bajaj 13 a student of physics astronomy and electronic arts joined Whittets research group after taking his Origin of Life class. Astrobiology uses many of the scienceschemistry biology physicsand it leads to results that help explain the evolution of life. Bajaj who turned data from the Spitzer Space Telescope into an infrared spectrum of an interstellar cloud said he chose Rensselaer for its emphasis on science math and engineering and also for the accessibility of undergraduate research. MaterialsGenomeInitiativeforGlobalCompetitivenessMGI Advancedmaterialshavethepotentialtosolvemanyoftheworldschallengesinenergysecurityandmedicineinmuchthesamewaythatsilicon revolutionizedmoderninformationandcommunicationtechnologies.ToacceleratethedevelopmentofsuchmaterialsPresidentObamalaunchedthemulti- agency100millionMaterialsGenomeInitiativeforGlobalCompetitivenessMGIin2011.RensselaerisproudtosaythatitcurrentlyhasfiveMGIprojects underway.Amongtheseareprojectsdesignedtodevelopnewdataminingmethodsthatwillenableunderlyingmaterialsphysicsdiscoveriesandaresource NanoMineofpolymernanocompositedata.Anotherprojectwillaimtocreatenewpowerstoragesourcesusingpolymerdielectricmaterialsforhigh-energy capacitors.Rensselaeriswell-placedtoleadthiseffortsaidRobertHullprofessorandheadofmaterialsscienceandengineering.WhyBecausethe newRensselaerInstituteforDataExplorationandApplicationsIDEAisafertilegroundofdatascienceandpredictiveanalyticsandtheInstitutepossesses tremendouscorestrengthsinmaterialsscienceandengineering. dedicated to discovery 29