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RAA Gives $75,000 to RPIdeaLab
The Rensselaer Alumni Association presented the first of three $25,000 installments to support the RPIdeaLab, a new Rensselaer Incubator Center resource for students interested in starting their own companies. The RPIdeaLab provides a space for students to meet visiting experts and service providers, utilize computers, tap into a resource bank of information, and bounce ideas off staff, students, incubator companies, and alumni.
The RPIdeaLab gives alumni the chance to act as expert advisers or mentors in various areas, and to be available as a resource to students seeking advice.
If youre interested in getting involved, contact Simon Balint, manager of operations for the Incubator Program, at (518) 276-6658 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jeff Schanz, director of volunteer programs, at (518) 276-6910 or email@example.com. For more information on the RAA, visit its Web site at www.alumni.rpi. edu/RAA.
Patent Professional Affinity Group
More than 100 students, faculty, and alumni attended the Intellectual Property Career Forum offered by the Technology Law and Commercialization Professionals affinity group (TL&C) Feb. 23. The event included a career fair featuring law schools, law firms, and companies; panel discussions; and breakout sessions. The Career Forum is the latest in a string of successful events planned by the TL&C affinity group, who recently received an international alumni programming award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. If you would like to network with alumni in the patent law and technology commercialization fields, contact Peter Pedone at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 276-6061.
Alumni Travel Tours 2002
The RAA sponsors tours to destinations around the world for alumni of all ages. For more information, contact program coordinator John Buckley 49 at (518) 274-6562 or write to him c/o Alumni Relations, 1301 Peoples Ave., Troy, NY 12180.
RAA Back-to-campus Speaker Series:
A standing-room-only crowd on campus listened to a lively and multifaceted presentation of the future of wireless communications as part of the RAA Back-to-Campus Speaker Series on March 30.
The program featured executives of local and national firms involved in the growing field of wireless communications: John Cavalier, co-chair of MapInfo; Michael Farese 68, president and CEO of the West Coast-based Tropian Inc.; Gary Ide 86, partner at Accenture; and Martin Schoffstall 82, co-founder of PSINet and now principal of Schoffstall Ventures. John Kolb 79, chief information officer at Rensselaer, moderated the program. Panelists provided different perspectives on the direction of wireless technologies and communications systems and touched on many issues facing the wireless industry.
This event provided wonderful exposure of Rensselaer alumni to students, staff, faculty, and local alumni, and gave the RAA great visibility as the sponsoring organization, says David Bohan 82, director of the Office of Alumni Relations. Bohan also notes that the program helped uncover a large number of alumni currently working in the wireless industry.
The RAA Speaker Series features talks by alumni who work in hot careers of interest to student and alumni audiences. Similar content-focused events are being planned for regional chapter areas across the country. Where is your area of expertise? What type of program would interest you? Contact Jeff Schanz, volunteer relations director, at (518) 276-6910 or email@example.com.
To be held at the NYC Athletic Club. For more information, contact Kathy Kinsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 276-2832.
June 6-9, 2002
If your class year ends in a 2 or 7, make plans now to join the rest of your classmates for this milestone Reunion. Volunteers are being sought to help with the planning. For more information or to lend a hand, contact Kathy Kinsey at email@example.com or (518) 276-2382.
The Alumni Hall of Fame preserves and celebrates the long and exceptional heritage of Rensselaer graduates. For more information, contact Peter Pedone at (518) 276-6061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|2000-2001 RAA Board of Trustees Executive Committee
(518) 276-6205 email@example.com
Jan S. Pirrong 69
Christina E. Banta 83
Glenn O. Brown 54
AnneMarie Ferraro 90
Matthew C. Fox 55
Douglas C. Hasbrouck 57
James F. Morgan 58
Mary K. Skevington 79
William C. Stitt 63
Raymond A. Weisner 75
Richard S. Latuchie 73
Vice President Emeritus
Institute Trustee Designate
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