Praise from Peers
The Chronicle of Higher Education hails Rensselaer’s success at retaining women in engineering. “At RPI, educators have tried to make the environment female-friendly by starting mentorship programs for freshmen and other support networks for women,” the Feb. 22, 2002, issue reported.
Seamless Services “CAPP” It Off
Creating seamless — and invisible — services to make life easier for Rensselaer students is an important priority of The Rensselaer Plan. One example: CAPP (Curriculum, Advising, and Program Planning) Reports are now available online. Far more than simply a view of his or her transcript, this tool shows a student’s progress toward degree requirements from the very first semester.
Nation’s Highest Honor
In addition to winning the NSF’s Faculty Early Career Award in 2000, chemist Wilfredo “Freddie” Colón received the Presidential Early Career Award, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
Hartford Professor on UN Commission
William Luddy Jr., professor of management at Rensselaer at Hartford, has been named to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.
New York Loves Rensselaer
The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies was still only a hole in the ground when New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno announced that Rensselaer will receive $22.5 million to create the Gen*NY*sis Center for Bioengineering and Medicine, which will be housed in the new research facility.