Impactful Teaching

UAlbany’s research, teaching and service mission drive engagement in fields ranging from the arts and humanities to the social and hard sciences to economic development and emergency preparedness. Following are some of the ways UAlbany is preparing students to tackle today’s biggest challenges.

Far-Flung Partners  
The University at Albany has entered into an academic partnership with Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications that will bring Chongqing students to the UAlbany campus for the last of their four-year program in computer science and software engineering. The program will allow Chongqing University students to obtain two degrees in four years, and will provide UAlbany faculty and students with opportunities for internships, research and project engagement at the university.

Bringing RNA to Life
Assistant chemistry professor Alan Chen is dedicated to bringing complex RNA molecules to life through 3D computer simulation. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will be joining him on the challenge. Chen, a member of The RNA Institute at UAlbany, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from NSF. The 5-year research grant supports junior faculty who exemplify excellence in teaching, research, and the integration of education and research to advance the mission of their organization.

The Heat Is On
Feeling under the weather? Some believe that extreme climate changes are a catalyst for negative long-term health issues for populations across the globe. Approximately 40 faculty researchers from the University’s School of Public Health (SPH), the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), and the Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center, as well as a number of UAlbany students convened Wednesday, Nov. 30, to examine the matter.