Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Fall 2014 - (Page 42)
Institute Trustee Nancy Mueller has opened her home to incoming students, their families, Silicon Valley alumni, and current students for over a decade.
Strengthening the Global Alumni Community
Regional alumni chapters provide connections, opportunities
at a local restaurant, or a
ings at local restaurants, or
community service project,
even the homes of gracious
nearly 5,000 alumni and
alumni hosts. While these
friends attended more than
events are designed specifi200 alumni events that took
cally for incoming students,
place in the past year-and
all area parents and current
we are looking to set new
students are always welcome
attendance records in 2014.
at any local alumni events.
Many thanks go to the
To keep alumni connectChapters across the country and around the
chapter leaders who invest
ed to the Institute, chapters
world help bring Rensselaer alumni together.
valuable time in the endeavor
host campus visitors for
to build a strong Rensselaer presence in their
networking and updates. President Jackson, the
communities. With their help, the RAA is able
provost, the deans of the five schools, and other
to reach out to alumni around the world.
campus dignitaries have gone to many areas
Visit alumni.rpi.edu/chapters to see if there
across the country, and even around the world,
is a chapter in your area. Attend an event,
to speak to local alumni about Rensselaer
volunteer for the planning committee, or take
programs, The Rensselaer Plan 2024, and the
a moment to send feedback on what might
plans for Rensselaer's future.
interest you. If there is no chapter in your area,
There are many events designed to allow
contact the Office of Alumni Relations at
alumni to simply connect with each other.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 276-6205 and we will
Whether it was a professionally themed seminar
help you start your own group. We look forward
or speaker, a career networking event, a familyto seeing you at a chapter event soon!
friendly sporting event or gathering, a pub night
he Association of Rensselaer Graduates
first met in 1869 with a vision for a strong
network of alumni who would support the
Institute, assist fellow graduates, and aid current
students. The Rensselaer Alumni Association of
today continues that same commitment, and
one of its most powerful tools for building that
network may be found right in your own neighborhood-regional alumni chapters.
There are over 28 chapters across the country and around the world, serving their members
with a range of programs to suit the needs and
interests of each individual locale, while bringing Rensselaer into the region and connecting
alumni with each other for personal and professional growth.
To serve our current students, each summer
members of the incoming class are invited to
attend "send-off" events, where our new students and their families may come to have lastminute questions answered by alumni and local
current students. These events range from picnics and receptions to beach parties and gather-
at Denver University. Join fellow Engineers
hockey fans as RPI
takes on DU. For
more information, contact
Kathy Kinsey at
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at AIPLA with
James Spencer, Rensselaer Technology Park.
Network with alumni
and licensing fields. For
information, contact Susan
Haight at email@example.com
or (518) 276-6042.
Alumnae Reception at the Society
of Women Engineers
Conference. Los Angeles. For more information, contact
Susan Haight at
at ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX). Join
fellow architects at a reception with Evan Douglis,
dean of the School of Architecture, and special guest
Russell A. Davidson '86G,
recently elected 2016 AIA
President. Contact Kathy
Kinsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (518) 276-2832.
An Evening with
President Shirley Ann
Jackson. Newton, Mass.
Join fellow alumni at a
reception and presentation by President Jackson.
For more information,
contact Kathy Kinsey at
email@example.com or (518)
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Fall 2014
Table of Contents
Snapshot: Engineering Space
President's View: Manufacturing Leadership
Feature: A Vision Fulfilled
Feature: Making the Code
Feature: Capitalizing on Ideas
One Last Thing: Breaking Biotechnology Boundries
LINK: Reid Wiseman's Twitter account
LINK: CBIS website
LINK: Ed Fennell's 2013 TedX: Albany talk
LINK: RCOS website
Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Fall 2014