Season’s Greetings!

Rensselaer offices will close on Thursday, December 24 and reopen Monday, January 4, 2021.

If you are considering making a year-end gift to Rensselaer, you may do so by visiting our online giving form. For further instructions regarding year-end giving, please visit, call (518) 276-6055 to leave a message, or email

On behalf of the Institute, thank you for your continued support – and Happy Holidays!

Latest News

United Airlines Supports Accepted Scholarship Students

Thank you to United Airlines for providing round-trip airfare to 18 accepted students and their family members to attend the annual Garnet D. Baltimore Dinner and Accepted Students Celebration at Rensselaer last month.

Rensselaer Highlights Transformative Research, Innovative Pedagogy, Industry Game Changers, and Scholarship Support

On March 2, 2019, more than 150 alumni, alumnae, parents, corporate partners, and friends of the Institute gathered for the opportunity to network and meet with Institute leadership, renowned faculty, and talented students.

Rensselaer Returns to Philadelphia

On March 21, 2019, more than 60 alumni, alumnae, and parents of Rensselaer students attended a Presidential State of the Institute featuring CLASS Alive! at the historic Union League of Philadelphia.

Florida Presidential Luncheons 2019

In January, more than 100 Florida-based alumni, alumnae, parents, and friends attended engaging and informative Presidential Luncheons in Bonita Springs and West Palm Beach, FL. Check out photos and video from the event below.

Western Digital hosts Rensselaer panel discussion on The Future of Blockchain

Rensselaer Trustee and alumnus, Srinivasan “Siva” Sivaram ’85G, ’86 Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Memory Technology at Western Digital, recently hosted an engaging panel discussion on The Future of Blockchainpresented by the Rensselaer Silicon Valley Executive Council.

History was made in New York City this past October!

Last month, history was made at the Rensselaer Scholarship Gala and debut performance of the Rensselaer Orchestra in New York City. The evening’s events highlighted student scholarship, honored distinguished leaders, and encouraged visionary philanthropy at Rensselaer.

Rensselaer in China

In Fall 2018, President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., together with Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) leadership and renowned faculty, paid a weeklong visit to Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Warren Alpert Foundation supports researchers at Rensselaer

With support from the Warren Alpert Foundation, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have launched a search for drug candidates to block a biological process associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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