The W2SZ Ham Radio club led a PIXIE radio kit building event on October 18th, 2023. Members worked in the Mercer in Xile lab - future activities such as this will be held in the Mercer lab, which is currently in renovation. This was a great first experience for those new to soldering and electrical engineering, and members who had more experience got a chance to improve their skills. 

On Monday, Nov 20, RPI hosted the first cohort of HVCC students in the

On September 10th, W2SZ Ham Radio Club members and our alumni community gathered at Mt. Greylock, MA, for an exciting day of radio enthusiasts' heaven - participating in the biannual QSO Contest. With 50-ft radio towers and two trucks loaded with equipment, we aimed to make as many contacts over the radio as possible for the contest.

On June 28, it was announced that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will become the first university in the world to house an IBM Quantum System One. The IBM quantum computer, intended to be operational by January of 2024, will serve as the foundation of a new IBM Quantum Computational Center in partnership with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and GlobalFoundries (Nasdaq: GFS) (GF) launched a new higher education course to help address semiconductor industry education and workforce development needs. The course, Topics in Microelectronics Manufacturing, is targeted toward advanced undergraduates and early graduate students and has already attracted high enrollment.

The ECSE Department welcomes two outstanding new faculty: Professor of Practice Muhsin Celik and Assistant Professor Zheyu Zhang. 

Dr. Martin Schmidt received his B.S. (1981) in Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1983 and 1988, respectively. He joined MIT as a faculty member in 1988 and served as Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (1999-2006), Associate Provost (2008-2013), and Provost until 2022, when he returned to RPI as the 19th President and a Professor in Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE).