The Grainger Scholars Award is given annually in the amount of $7,500 for junior undergraduates who are entering their senior year and $10,000 for current co-terminal students or students entering our Masters or PhD programs. Eligible students must have a concentration in energy sources and systems, especially electric power.
The goal of this Award is to prepare our graduates to enter the electric power industry or to conduct research in electric power. This industry is undergoing major changes with the development and integration of renewable energy sources and smart grids. Now is the time to contribute and change the world.
- US Citizen
- Major or concentration in electric power or energy sources and systems.
- GPA > 3.0
Please submit the following with this application form:
- A letter of application describing in depth the applicant’s specific interest in electric power and energy, including career goals.
- Current CV or resume (include citizenship)
- A current transcript
Senior students are eligible to receive the award for a second year if they go on for a Masters degree. Masters and PhD students are eligible for one year only.
'For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.’
This advanced, student centered, open laboratory for extracurricular learning presented
me with a rare opportunity to make a significant, positive impact on engineering education.” –Douglas Mercer ‘77
The Douglass Mercer '77 Laboratory
for Student Exploration & Innovation
Jonsson Engineering Center
Room JEC 6033
For more information, please visit the ECSE Mercer Lab webpage here >>
The laboratory provides an open shop environment with sophisticated equipment for students to work
on personal projects of their own design. As part of its core mission, the Mercer Lab hosts electronics
design competitions and support student design teams engaging in national and international challenges.
The lab was made possible by a $500,000 endowment from Douglas Mercer, Class of 1977, and more than $100,000
in cash from Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI). Both Mercer and ADI are providing continuing support.
Mr. Mercer was a Fellow at the Massachusetts based semiconductor firm from 1995-2009, and now consults
with them on university relations and engineering education.
This is a simple test of the video lectures.
Installing Microsoft Campus Licensed Software
Windows Operating System (server is not part of the agreement) & Office
The RPI Microsoft campus license agreement states that participating members of the agreement have access to Microsoft software. It clearly stipulates that media is not to be distributed to participants. The agreement is for access to the software, which DotCIO provides in a couple of ways. The most popular way to install Office or Windows is through your department System Administrator. They are given the software to install on department owned equipment. You also have the option to bring your computer to the VCC and they can help.
So if you are looking to re-image a computer, update the OS or Office, please make an appointment with your department System Administrator. They will install the software for you. Please do not ask them for a copy of the software to do it yourself, they are not authorized to do so and this violates the Campus License Agreement.
Please note that Windows Server is not included in the Campus License Agreement. If you need Server, you will need to purchase the license and media through the RPI Collegiate Store.