Graduate Student Accomplishments
Congratulations to Cristina Vigil Lopez ’10, 2011 GEM Female
Fellow of the Year! At Rensselaer, Cristina pursued a Master's
degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Power
Systems. Her GEM industry sponsor, the Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory provided her with internship
opportunities and funding during her GEM tenure, and Cristina
now enjoys working there, where she has the opportunity to do
what she loves each day.
Congratulations to December graduate, Fred Osoro ’11, who
pursued his Master’s degree in Information Technology at
Rensselaer. During his GEM Fellowship tenure, Fred was
sponsored by Google, and his academic work focused on databases
and intelligent systems. Good luck to Fred as he begins his new
career in IT on the west coast.
A Graduate Community of Scholars
As a Rensselaer graduate student you will become part of a
prestigious community of scholars. Whether inventing e-mail or
building bridges, our graduates have shaped the technological,
cultural, and societal platforms of the world. Our programs are
designed for those select individuals who have the vision and
desire to change the world. Our
100+ graduate programs in more than 50 disciplines attract
top students, researchers and professors. Fueled by significant
support from government, industry, and private donors,
Rensselaer promises a truly unique experience, a world-class
education, in an environment tailored to the individual.
Whether you are focused on a specific program, research
area, or seeking a lifetime of learning, Rensselaer offers the
advantage you need to achieve your goals ... to make a greater
impact ... to change the world. Below are some specific
reasons why Rensselaer promises a truly unique graduate
experience and world-class education.
Research opportunities – Rensselaer
received approximately $77 million in research awards in
2009, enabling innovative research and financial aid awards
in the forms of fellowships, scholarships, and teaching and
research assistantships. Be sure to check out Rensselaer's
Signature Research Opportunities.
Inventor support – The potential for
innovation and invention exists at all levels and in all
programs at Rensselaer. The Institute is poised to support
students in commercial endeavors through its Office of Technology
at Rensselaer , Emerging
Ventures Ecosystem (EVE), and Technology
Professional Development Programs – At
various times during the Academic year, current students
(post docs and grad students) will have opportunities to
attend various professional development programs. Our Preparing
Future Faculty Seminar Series will provide an overview of
teaching methods and the fundamentals of the teaching
profession through lecture and practicum.
External Graduate Fellowships - The
Office of Graduate Education at Rensselaer is pleased to
provide students with resources
for gaining external fellowships. These opportunities
enhance your academic and professional careers, and may
provide financial support for research, travel, or tuition.
The fellowship application process can be lengthy and
intensive, so we encourage you to start your search right
Graduate Housing Community – College
Suites at City Station is a graduate housing community
for graduate students. City Station West, is for single
graduate students and City Station South is for
family/married students. Built exclusively for the Rensselaer
community, College Suites at City Station sits just slightly
off the southern edge of campus in the City of Troy.
Location – Rensselaer’s Troy campus is
located in the heart of New York's Tech Valley, one of the
country's fastest-growing regions for technology-focused
businesses. There is a renaissance under way at Rensselaer.
You can look out any window and see impressive signs of
growth and progress - an $80 million biotechnology center,
$92 million East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV), and $200
million Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center.
Visit the virtual tour to
see Rensselaer's campus.
Learn More About Graduate Study at Rensselaer
Rensselaer has opportunities for graduate study on the Troy,
New York and the Hartford, Connecticut campuses. To learn more
about graduate study at Rensselaer visit the Website for graduate education