Program Details

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

How many tenure-track or tenured faculty -- male/female?

23 total, 19 Male, 4 Female

How many graduate students-- male/female?

Total 74 Males 63 Females 11

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

Total 13, 2 Female

Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.

There is personal leave/leave of absence which doesn't stop the clock with regards to years to finish their degree but under this there are exceptions: maternity, miltary and medical which will stop the clock.

Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?

There is family health insurance available. There are no fees included in stipend.

Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.

The Head of our Department is a female physicist and the President of our Institute is also a female physicist.

Our faculty have an open door policy and we treasure each student and mentor them to succeed in academics as well as emotional intelligence and prepare them for careers that will contribute not only to the science community but have an impact world-wide.

Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?


Updated: August 05, 2009

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