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Engineering Projects

Following Rensselaer's motto of "Why Not Change the World?", students can contribute to various engineering projects such as open source software projects. Consider this to be tikun olam through technology!

Affiliated Faculty

Ever wanted to take a class where there is no class on Jewish Holidays? Have you ever needed to vent during class but wanted to use a Jewish joke and not be embarrassed? Well look no further. Here is a list of affiliated faculty at RPI who may be able to help you out with your inner struggles:


RPI Professor Listing as of 2017
Name Department Specialty Website
Professor Jim Hendler Computer Science Semantic Web Research (Tetherless World) Home Page
Professor Chris Carothers Computer Science Parallel Computing Home Page
Adjunct Professor John Sturman Computer Science Technical Writing LinkedIn
Professor Mark Goldberg Mathematics Combinatorial Algorithms & Machine Learning Home Page
Professor Emeritus Henry Ehrlich Biology Biochemistry & Geomicrobiology Home Page
Professor Steven Cramer Chemical Engineering Chromatography & Bioseperations Home Page
Assistant Professor Russell Weinstein Economics Labor Economics, Personnel Economics & Economics of Education Home Page

Area Synagogues

The following is a listing of synagogues RPI students have attended on a frequent basis in years past:

Conservative Shul

Temple Beth El
411 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-6113

Orthodox Shul

Beth Tephilah Synagogue
82 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-3182

Reform Shul

Berith Shalom Congregation
167 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-8872