Professor of the Year
Frances Bronet, professor of Architecture, was named 2001 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching New York Professor of the Year. The award honors the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country who excel as teachers and influence the lives and careers of their students.
Investing in the Future
Winners of the Rensselaer Medal, which is awarded to outstanding math and science students, now have even more reason to attend the Institute. The guaranteed merit scholarship for winners who subsequently enroll at Rensselaer has been increased to $15,000 annually. Since 40 percent of winners are women and half come from outside the Northeast, the move will further efforts to improve and diversify the student body.
Alumni Design New Research Facility
Two architectural firms with extensive experience in biotechnology design are collaborating on the design of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies building — Burt Hill Kosar Rittlelmann and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Several architects on the joint venture are Rensselaer alumni, including Dick Rittelmann ’60, Peter Bohlin ’58, Jon Jackson ’73, Harry Gordon ’73, and Michael Maiese ’90.
Important Woman
President Shirley Ann Jackson was named one of the “50 Most Important Women in Science” in the November issue of Discover magazine. The women were chosen from across scientific disciplines for their groundbreaking scientific discoveries, their leadership, and their fearlessness in shattering the scientific glass ceiling.