Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) was founded in 1824. RPI is organized into six schools, which together comprise 37 departments. The majority of courses they offer have a STEM emphasis. RPI’s most popular courses are those in engineering, in computer and information sciences, and in physical sciences.
RPI is associated with one Nobel laureate—Ivar Giaever for physics.
Other distinguished RPI-connected individuals include the following:
RPI is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS).
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private research university in Troy, New York, with additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut. It was established in 1824 by Stephen van Rensselaer and Amos Eaton for the "application of science to the common purposes of life" and is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world. Numerous American colleges or departments of applied sciences were modeled after Rensselaer.Source: Wikipedia
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Who are Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Most influential alumni?
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s most academically influential people include Thomas F. Cooley, Hamid Shirvani, and Samuel Wells Williams.
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