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For the third consecutive summer, alumni and new student members  converged on 1501 Sage Ave to improve the House. A number of projects were tackled: stripping and preparing the Palladium window for reglazing and repainting building a loading dock at the kitchen service entrance excavating the rear side of the service shed (the hillside has [...]

Spring 2023 Trustee and Society Meeting Recap

RSE held eventful spring Trustee and Society meetings in Troy on Saturday, April 22, 2023.  We are pleased to report on several very positive developments for RSE that occurred during the meetings. The most significant event of the day was the induction of 17 students who have committed to be the inaugural class of the [...]

Starting a New Venture – Don Thoma ’83 AIREON

In the second RSEi event of the spring, Ben Knode '27 provided a welcome and introduction to the RSEi organization. Ben explained the mission and vision of the revived RSE, RSEi. The organization will focus on bringing like minded members together for a living learning experience at 1501 Sage Ave. Don Thoma ’83, CEO of [...]

RSE Students Kick-Off Event for Spring Semester 2023

RSEi, the Student organization of RSE, held an innovation “Show and Tell” Event at the Clubhouse on Saturday January 28th.  The event drew a crowd of over a dozen current students, prospective members, and alumni to discuss some innovative projects that they are working on.  A key part of the new mission of RSEi is [...]

RSE Hobby Project Share Workshop- January 28, 2023

RSE Alumni, We currently have 5 students who have been busy reintroducing RSE to campus.  They are working to create a living-learning society where students have a place to explore and develop their innovative projects while residing at 1501 Sage Ave.  To assist in recruitment, a “Project Share” workshop 1501 Sage Ave is scheduled for […]

How RSE alum Herb Thal ’53 is Still Pushing Boundaries

It’s a bright Sunday morning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thousands of runners mill around expectantly, waiting to take part in the nation’s largest ten-mile race. The Broad Street Run draws around 27,500 runners every year to participate, and this year’s oldest participant is about to make history. Herb Thal ’53, an RSE alum and accomplished engineer, [...]

2022 RSE Reunion

On Saturday, October 8th, 2022, eighteen RSE Alumni Members plus several family members, visited the RSE Clubhouse in celebration of their various reunion years. (RPI was holding a multiyear reunion as COVID had prevented in-person meetings in previous two years.)  RSE members present ranged from the class of 1966 through 2004. The event at 1501 [...]

AAC October 2022 Update

Don Thoma '83 hosted the October 2022 AAC update. Twenty-three (23) alumni attended ranging in class years from 1963 to 2015. Don reviewed the new RSE concepts and discussed ongoing recruitment efforts and well as the continuing projects with MBA students. Over the last two years, the MBA students have conducted surveys, developed marketing strategies [...]

2022 Alumni Work Weekend

A number of alumni met at the House on the weekend of August 5-7, 2022, to prepare the Clubhouse for re-launching in-person campus activities in the Fall semester.  Trustee Charlie Adkins ’94 brought a long list of projects to the weekend, many of which were a continuation of the alumni efforts in summer 2021 toward [...]