A New Approach

by Mary Martialay on January 18, 2019

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute sits atop a hill overlooking Troy, NY. A massive granite staircase connects the campus and the riverside city below. It is known as The Approach.

Initially completed in 1907, The Approach has served as a literal entry point to the university for more than a century. Its current splendor is the product of a significant renovation supported by the Louis and Hortense Rubin Foundation in the 1990s.

Since launching in 2009, The Approach Blog has chronicled the innovative ideas, processes, and endeavors of students and faculty at Rensselaer. It is about to undergo a renovation of its own.

Going forward, The Approach Blog will serve as a space to acknowledge and celebrate the multifaceted research and accomplishments of faculty and students at Rensselaer.

The posts may range in length, depth, and subject matter, but they will maintain a consistent spirit. Like the actual Approach, this blog will elevate the members of the Rensselaer community and bring them to a common area that encourages further education, collaboration, and discovery.