The Cole Library, supporting the Rensselaer at Hartford program. Rensselaer is a member of the Connect NY Consortium. Members of this project provide rapid access to their shared book collections. Current members include Bard College, Colgate University, Pace University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Siena College, St. Lawrence University, Union College, United States Military Academy and Vassar College.The Architecture Library’s collection was begun in 1929 and the branch facility established in 1930. It now occupies approximately 4700 square feet on the east side of the Greene Building’s third floor. The physical collection has grown to 30,000 print titles housed in the facility and over 100,000 slides. The graphic collections now include an increasing number of digitized images, and multi-media material on architecture, design and the visual arts, as well as traditional maps, drawings, prints, photographs and microform collections.
In September 2004 Rensselaer opened the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. The 218,000-square-foot facility houses more than 400 faculty, staff, and student researchers in biotechnology, information technology, and related disciplines.The Center contains an 800 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer and the computing and visualization infrastructure needed to model molecular structure at the atomic level.In 2007 Rensselaer will open the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. EMPAC is a place and a program, where the arts challenge and alter our technology and technology challenges and alters the arts.Rensselaer also has the following: Archer Center for Student Leadership Development; Bioinformatics Center at Rensselaer and Wadsworth; Centrifuge Research Center; Class 100 clean room; Combinatorial Sciences and Materials Informatics Collaboratory (CoSMIC); Darrin Fresh Water Institute (at Lake George); Electronics Agile Manufacturing Research Institute (EAMRI); Flexible Manufacturing Center (FMC); George M. Low Gallery and papers; Gaerttner Linear Accelerator (LINAC) Laboratory; Hirsch Observatory; Laboratory Introduction to Embedded Controls (LITEC); Lighting Research Center (LRC); National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Sub-surface Sensing & Imaging (CenSSIS); NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures; New York State Center for Polymer Synthesis; New State Center for Studies of the Origin of Life (A NASA Specialized Center); O.T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Design Laboratory; Rensselaer Incubator; Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center (one of only six in the nation); RPIdea Lab; Rensselaer Statistical Consulting Center (RSCC); Rensselaer Technology Park; Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC); Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship; Social and Behavioral Research Laboratory (SBRL); Plasma Lab; Microfabrication Clean Room(MCR);
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