The School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The faculty, staff and students of the School of Science express their great appreciation for the many accomplishments of Dean Laurie Leshin during her tenure as Dean of the School of Science. Her leadership has brought the School to a new level of excellence. We are sorry to see her leave Rensselaer, and we wish her outstanding success as she becomes President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Message from Dean Laurie Leshin
Dear Colleagues and Friends of Rensselaer's School of Science,
It is with mixed emotions that I write my final "Message from the Dean" for this newsletter. I finish my duties at Rensselaer later this week after Commencement (more on that in a bit), move to Worcester next week, and start my new position as President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute on June 1.
I am proud of what we have achieved together in the past few years at RPI. Thirteen new faculty have joined our ranks, with more on the way. Each and every one of them are leaders in their field, and each will contribute new energy and excitement to our community. We have welcomed the largest and most qualified incoming classes in our history, and the incoming Class of 2018 will...
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Computational Modeling Points to Potential Applications for Graphene Oxide Frameworks
Research results in computational modeling indicate that a newly developed nanomaterial may be suitable for applications in water desalination and other purification. The research was conducted by Vincent Meunier, the Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ’70 Constellation Professor of Physics, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in cooperation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Three graduate students from the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — Anthony Bishop, Chris Newhard, and Divya Shastry — have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, while five other students have been recognized with honorable mention.
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Friday, May 23:
- School of Science Commencement Brunch - Hilton Garden Inn
- President's Commencement Colloquy - "Creating Clarity in Complexity to Enable Transformational Change," 3:30 p.m., EMPAC Concert Hall
- ITWS Commencement Dinner - Hilton Garden Inn
Saturday, May 24:
- President's Commencement Breakfast and Ph.D. Hooding Exercise - East Campus Athletic Village Stadium
- Commencement - East Campus Athletic Village Stadium
- President's Picnic - Science and Hassan Quad
Public Observing at the Hirsch Observatory
Public Observing presented and hosted by the Rensselaer Astrophysical Society. Come observe the stars, planets, galaxies, and other astronomical sights every Saturday night from 8-10pm at the Hirsch Observatory on top of the Johnson-Rowland Science Center (J-ROWL). Please enter through the south door of the building. Call (518) 276-6090 to check if people are up there. Parking is available in the Academy Hall parking lot. Visit astro.union.rpi.edu for more information.
For more information, please contact Amanda Thibault, email@example.com.