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The Jefferson Project at Lake George
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The Jefferson Project at Lake George Kicks Off Scientific Study With a High-Tech Survey

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The Jefferson Project at Lake George is building one of the world’s most sophisticated environmental monitoring and prediction systems, which will provide scientists and the community with a real-time picture of the health of the lake. Starting in November, scientists will use a combination of sophisticated aerial and boat-based surveying techniques to create a high-resolution contour map and images of the lakebed and surrounding mountains.

The survey is critical to the development of an accurate computer model of water circulation within the Lake George watershed, which is part of a suite of new technologies and techniques being developed in the three-year, multimillion-dollar collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM, and The FUND for Lake George.

The circulation model built from this survey information will expand our understanding of how water, nutrients, invasive species, and pollutants move through the watershed and within Lake George. The circulation model is part of a series of advanced data analytics, computing and data visualization techniques, new scientific and experimental methods, 3-D computer modeling and simulation, and historical data expected to provide an unprecedented scientific understanding of Lake George.

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Laurie A. Leshin, Ph.D.
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Laurie A. Leshin, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Science

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From the Dean

On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, I welcome you to the Rensselaer School of Science.

We are absolutely dedicated to driving the interdisciplinary frontiers of science through research and education. These aren’t just words to us. Within our School we work collaboratively every day to discover answers to humanity’s most compelling questions, to define new fields of study, and to invent solutions to global challenges. We do this working seamlessly across disciplinary boundaries, bringing the best of all fields together to advance science.

In the Rensselaer School of Science, we embrace our educational mission on equal footing to our research mission. Research and education come together in our students—our undergraduates engage in extensive hands-on, experiential learning, and most experience discovery first-hand through research. Our graduate students are driving interdisciplinary frontiers along with our faculty. After leaving Rensselaer, our students are highly employable; over 17,000 Rensselaer School of Science graduates power innovation and discovery around the world in industry, non-profits, government and academia.

Whether you’re a current or future undergraduate or graduate student, a research collaborator, or an alum, we hope you’ll enjoy our revamped website which highlights our dedication to science and discovery for the betterment of humanity. It is this dedication that brought me to Rensselaer—after checking us out on the Web, I hope you’ll come to campus and experience it, too!

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Laurie A. Leshin

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Dean of Science
leshin@rpi.edu
(518) 276-6305
@RPISciDean
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For speaking/appointment requests, please contact Bonnie Carson carsob@rpi.edu
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David L. Spooner
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Associate Dean of Science for Academic Affairs
spoond@rpi.edu
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Wilfredo Colón
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Associate Dean of Science for Graduate Education
colonw@rpi.edu
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