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Supporting Science at Rensselaer

When you make a gift to Science at Rensselaer, you join with others in playing a vital role in supporting our students, faculty, facilities, and research.

Invest in Science

“The School of Science’s fundamental mission is to drive the interdisciplinary frontiers of science through research and education. We seek to advance the frontiers of knowledge in the basic and applied sciences; to provide access to a rich educational experience that will motivate and enable all of our students to seek the highest levels of intellectual achievement and personal growth, and to use our knowledge, discoveries, and inventions to change the world.

Of course all of this takes resources and we rely on the help of our alumni and friends to achieve these goals. If you have supported the School in the past, thank you. If you are considering making your first gift, I encourage you to look around our website and see, first hand, the ground breaking work of our faculty and students that is having an immediate impact on the world around us. Once you do, I’m certain that you’ll agree that Science at Rensselaer is worthy of your investment.”

—Dr. Laurie Leshin

Make an Impact

Science at Rensselaer continues to build upon its historical foundations in both the basic and applied sciences, while also addressing many of the key challenges facing our planet today.

When you give to the School, you become an important partner in this work. Consider making a gift today to support our Dean’s Fund for Excellence or any of our departments. Gifts may also be directed to specific areas such as:

  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Graduate fellowships
  • Endowed professorships or chairs
  • Faculty start up funds
  • Academic program support
  • Facilities needs

Your support and that of others will help to ensure that Science at Rensselaer continues to achieve great things both now and in the future.

How to Give

For online gifts using your credit card, go to our giving site and indicate School of Science in the appropriate area. To make a gift via mail, please make your check out to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, note School of Science and any additional designation(s) in the memo section, and mail to our secure lockbox at:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Gifts Processing Center
P.O. Box 3164
Boston, MA 02241-3164

If you have any questions or for more information about other methods of giving to the School of Science, please contact Walter C. Williams at 518-276-2974 or williw5@rpi.edu.

All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code.


Walter C. Williams
Chief Advancement Officer
School of Science
1C05 Jonsson-Rowland Science Center
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-276-2974
Fax: 518-276-2825
Email: williw5@rpi.edu


Curt M. Breneman

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

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