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
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
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
Learn about Graduate Programs
Tuesday, November 8
Academy Hall Auditorium
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
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
Learn how to source scholarships and make a successful application.
Fellowships and NSF REU
Thursday, December 1
Academy Hall, Suite 4600
Learn about exciting summer opportunities and how to make a successful application. Recommended for sophomore members.
Program contact: J. Louis Trzepacz, Associate Dean, Student Retention & Success