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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 Giving News

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.

Fireside Chat at the IBM Watson Experience Center

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Rensselaer Trustee and Senior Vice President for Cognitive Solutions and Research at IBM Corporation, John E. Kelly III ’78G, ’80 Ph.D., D.H.L. (Hon.) hosted a Fireside Chat at the IBM Watson Experience Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Global Game Changers Series

On January 17, 2018, President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., hosted a sold-out Global Game Changers event on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the innovation economy at the iconic New York Yacht Club.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees Welcomes Two New Members

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced the addition Linda Pitzi Jojo ’87, ’92G, executive vice president, technology, and chief digital officer at United Continental Holdings, the parent company of United Airlines, and T.J. Wojnar Jr. ’80, vice president of corporate strategic planning at ExxonMobil to the Board of Trustees.

Rensselaer Hosts Event At Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

On December 14, 2017, President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. hosted an event at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.
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