Events Subcritical to Critical – the Growth of Women in the Nuclear Power Industry Feb 24, 2017 | 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Join us to hear from Roberta Kankus ’73, whose 39-year career began when she joined Exelon (then Philadelphia Energy Company) following her graduation from Rensselaer. She was the first woman in the US licensed to operate a commercial nuclear power plant. Learn more about women in the nuclear power industry at this fascinating program, sponsored by: student organizations RPI WIN (Women in Nuclear), SWE (Society of Engineers), ANS (American Nuclear Society); and by Rensselaer’s Division of Institute Advancement. There is no cost to attend, and pre-registration is not required. Simply check-in at the event location. Finger Lakes – 33rd Annual Chapter Dinner and Hockey Event Feb 24, 2017 | 4:45 PM to 6:30 PM Please join us for the exciting annual rivalry between the RPI Engineers and the Big Red of Cornell. Before we cheer the Engineers on to victory at Lynah Rink, everyone will meet for a pre-game salad, pizza, and soda buffet dinner at The Nines Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you there. Seth Appert, Men's Hockey Coach, will be joining this event at 6:00 p.m. 100 Days: One Last Dance Feb 24, 2017 | 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM Class of 2017 100 Days: One Last Dance San Francisco – Alumni Reception at the Game Developer's Conference Feb 28, 2017 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Join us for an alumni reception hosted by Rensselaer’s Games and Simulations Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Program and the Office of Alumni Relations. Local alumni are welcome, and need not register for the Game Developers Conference to attend. There will be presentations by Ben Chang, GSAS director and Mary Simoni, Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Thanks to our sponsor, Joe Cassavaugh ’79, and his company, Puzzles by Joe, for helping to underwrite the cost of this event. Oregon – Happy Hour at Big Al's Mar 2, 2017 | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM You are invited to meet other area alumni for happy hour at Big Al’s. Come anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. Relax, swap your favorite Rensselaer stories, and make new connections in the local area. Appetizers will be provided. Orange County – Reception with President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Mar 6, 2017 | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson cordially invites you to an alumni reception at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. Register online by February 27, 2017. RCNJ – Tour and Tasting at AeroFarms Vertical Farm Mar 9, 2017 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Join RCNJ to see the latest in farming technology: the vertical farm. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Aerofarms’ vertical farm, and enjoy a wonderful fresh-picked salad. See a modern application of Rensselaer's lighting research in action at this facility, which grows plants without sun or soil in a fully-controlled indoor environment. Save the Date – Rπ Day Mar 14, 2017 | Join us online and on social media on Pi Day (3/14) to celebrate Rπ spirit, to show your pride and give back on this special day, and to share the reasons why Rensselaer means so much to you! #RPi314 Silicon Valley – Entrepreneurship Forum and Meet the MBA Class of 2017 Mar 15, 2017 | 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM Come meet and chat with Rensselaer entrepreneurs and hear their stories. The forum will be moderated by Dean Thomas Begley and MBA Program Director Shyam Kumar of the Lally School of Management. Immediately following the forum, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Rensselaer’s MBA Class of 2017 and the local Entrepreneur Panelists to share their experiences. Boston – An Evening with President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Mar 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson cordially invites you to join her at the State Room in Boston as she provides remarks on the vision for The New Polytechnic, and an update on how Rensselaer is facing the global challenges of the 21st Century. Please register online by March 21. Rensselaer Motorsport's 25th Anniversary Rollout Weekend – Troy Campus Mar 31, 2017 to Apr 1, 2017 | 6:00 PM to 5:00 PM Please join members of the Rensselaer Motorsport team, the Rensselaer community, and fellow FSAE alumni/ae as we celebrate the unveiling of the 22nd competition car, and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the team. Join us for a full weekend of celebratory events, including Rollout, car cruise and meet, and Open Shop. Austin – Reception with Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Apr 4, 2017 | 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson cordially invites you to an alumni reception at the Long Center in Austin, Texas. Register online by March 30, 2017. Silicon Valley – Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks NHL Hockey Game Apr 8, 2017 | 5:45 PM to 10:00 PM Join us as the San Jose Sharks take on the Calgary Flames at the SAP Center (aka "the Shark Tank"). Seats are in the Premium Upper Goal section. A group dinner before the game is planned. Boston – 2017 Boston Marathon Volunteers Apr 16, 2017 | Alumni in the Boston area are invited to join together to volunteer at the Boston Marathon Pre-Race Pasta Party, which will be held this year on Sunday, April 16, 2017. You must register to volunteer by Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Read the registration directions by clicking on the event title. Rensselaer Club of New York – 5th Annual Formal Apr 21, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 11:59 PM Please join the Rensselaer Club of New York for our 5th Annual Formal. Drinks, dancing, a live auction, and passed hors d’oeuvres are included. 20th Annual RPI Football Golf Tournament, Troy, NY May 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM RPI Football alumni and friends are invited to join us at the 20th Annual RPI Football Golf Tournament! This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 13 at the Frear Golf Course in Troy, NY. Check-in and lunch will be at 11:00 a.m. and we will have a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. Dinner and prizes will follow the tournament. You do not have to be a scratch golfer to play. RCNJ – Guided Tour of the Thomas Edison Laboratory Complex, West Orange May 21, 2017 | 9:45 AM to 12:15 PM Join us for a one hour Ranger-led tour of the Thomas Edison Lab Complex. We will see the Main Laboratory Complex Building, followed by a conclusion and see the movies "The Invention Factory" and "The Great Train Robbery." An optional lunch will take place afterwards at the Americana Diner in West Orange. Boston – Batter Up! Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels Jun 25, 2017 | 1:35 PM to 5:00 PM Join the Boston chapter for an afternoon of baseball and networking at Fenway Park. This is a Sunday afternoon game – what could be better?