Rensselaer’s challenge to its students is, “Why not change the world?™” The Greek mathematician Archimedes did just that saying, “Give me a place to stand and I will move the Earth.”  This is in reference to his formally stating the correct mathematical principals of the lever that would make moving the Earth possible. Similarly you have a unique opportunity to leverage your skills and abilities to change the world.

The Archimedean program is to engage Rensselaer’s highest achieving students by exposing them to myriad opportunities for academic and personal exploration.

Fall 2016 Events

Fulbright Information Session

Thursday, October 20
Isermann Auditorium, CBIS
4 p.m.
Fulbright Senior Program Officer, Lora Seery, will make a special presentation on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Learn about eligibility, the different types of Fulbright grants available, and how to apply.

Chinese Minor Information Session

Thursday, October 27
Sage 4304
5 p.m.
Pursuing a minor in Chinese can not only help you fulfill your humanities and social sciences requirements but also stand out and thrive in the global culture and market of the 21st century. Please join us to learn about Chinese Minor requirements, course offerings, accelerating track, and study abroad opportunities.

Archimedean Night at the Hirsch Observatory

Saturday, October 29
Hirsch Observatory, J-ROWL
8 – 10 p.m.

MIT Sloan School of Management

Monday, October 31
RU 3502
Learn about Graduate Programs


Tuesday, November 8
Academy Hall Auditorium
4 p.m.
Come learn what all the buzz is about and why companies like Google, Twitter, PayPal, LinkedIn and many more in Silicon Valley are employing these techniques.

An Evening of Chamber Music

Chapel + Cultural Center
November 9, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Students in the Chamber Music program present a concert of their recent work.


Guion Bluford, Ph. D.

Wednesday, November 16
7 p.m.
Dr. Bluford, NASA astronaut was the first African-American in space logging 688 hours off the planet Earth.  Listen to Dr. Bluford talk about his career and the future of space exploration.

Sourcing & Applying for Scholarships

Thursday, November 3
Academy Hall, 4th floor
4 p.m.
Learn how to source scholarships and make a successful application.

Fellowships and NSF REU

Thursday, December 1
Academy Hall, Suite 4600
4 p.m.
Learn about exciting summer opportunities and how to make a successful application. Recommended for sophomore members.


Mentor Sign-Up

Protege Sign-Up

Program contact: J. Louis Trzepacz, Associate Dean, Student Retention & Success