The Approach launched in March 2009 to showcase the wealth of research taking place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Most of what you’ll find here are posts about the discoveries, innovations, and imaginations of Rensselaer faculty, students, and other researchers.

The namesake of The Approach is a century-old stairway that connects the Rensselaer campus with downtown Troy. Just as the physical structure is the link between the university and its home, this blog aims to bridge the latest and greatest from the minds and laboratories at Rensselaer with the web writ large.

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Michael Mullaney
Office of News and Editorial Services
Division of Strategic Communications and External Relations
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute