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The Class of 2023, currently preparing to begin the next stage of their academic careers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, represents the strongest academic incoming class in Institute history and also includes a record number of underrepresented students.

The class average on the SAT was 1411 based on the 1600 scale. Ten students had perfect ACT scores. The high-achieving group of 1,750 enrolled students includes 78 valedictorians or salutatorians of their high school graduating class. Approximately 64% ranked in the top 10% of their class.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host a lecture by McGill University’s Marcelo M. Wanderley titled “Frontiers in Musical Interactive System Design & Aesthetics” on April 5, 2019.

The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in Studio Beta at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center on the Rensselaer campus. The event is free and open to the general public.

TROY, N.Y. —Three leaders who have made transformative contributions to public health and other critical fields—Dr. John P. Holdren, Dr. Helene D. Gayle, and James J. Barba—will address graduates at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 18, 2019.

Colorectal surgery is a hands-on activity, but in recent years the effectiveness of traditional assessment methods in evaluating surgeons’ technical skills has been called into question. A team of collaborators with ties to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is responding by pioneering the use of virtual reality technologies to train and objectively evaluate colorectal surgeons without putting any patients at risk.