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The School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Message from acting Dean Curt Breneman

June was a busy month for everyone in the Dean's Office, and now we are getting ready for a July filled with planning activities and new faculty arrivals. As many of you know, I've recently been in contact with the Department Heads to gather information about needs and accomplishments that I will proudly report at the President's Leadership Retreat. As part of that meeting, we will be discussing all aspects of the Institute's research and teaching enterprise, and be thinking about new ways to deliver undergraduate education. In next month's newsletter, I'll tell you about some of the highlights of that meeting and the action items that will guide the development of our School of Science Performance Plan for 2016.

As you may have already heard, Bonnie is busy scheduling individual faculty lunches with me. We are working our way through the nearly 100 faculty members in the School of Science and talking about all kinds of things, including current and past research accomplishments, plans and aspirations as well as ideas for improving how we work together to educate our students. I look forward to the lunches so I can learn more about each of the faculty, and they can get to know me better as well. Although I've been part of the Rensselaer community for just over 25 years, it is amazing to me how much more I've recently come to know about what our Science community has been doing to make our School such a great place to be. Keep up the good work!

Curt Breneman, Dean of Science (Acting)

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