Superficially the English and the Scots units of measure were similar — many had the same names — but there were differences in their sizes: The practical effect of this was that both systems were used in Scotland, and the Scottish measures remained in common use until the Weights and Measures Act outlawed them. Britons played their role in the realm of measurement, laying down practical and philosophical foundations for a decimal system of measurement which were ultimately to provide the building blocks of the metric system. One of the earliest decimal measuring devices, developed in by the English clergyman and mathematician Edmund Gunterintroduced two new units of measure— the chain and the link—and a new measuring device:
He also expanded the university's resources and developed RPI into a true polytechnic institute by increasing the number of degrees offered from two to twelve; these included electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biology, chemistry, and physics.
During Rickett's tenure, enrollment increased from approximately in to a high of 1, in The "Freshman Hill" residence complex was opened in followed by the completion of the Commons Dining Hall intwo more halls inand three more in Inthere was major progress in academics at the institute with the construction of the Gaerttner Linear Accelerator, then the most powerful in the world,  and the Jonsson-Rowland Science Center.
The current Student Union building was opened in The next three decades brought continued growth with many new buildings see ' Campus' belowand growing ties to industry.
The "H-building", previously used for storage, became the home for the RPI incubator program, the first such program sponsored solely by a university. Low Center for Industrial Innovationa center for industry-sponsored research and development.
InRPI gained attention when it was one of the first universities to implement a mandatory laptop computer program. She instituted " The Rensselaer Plan " discussed belowan ambitious plan to revitalize the institute.
Many advances have been made under the plan, and Jackson has enjoyed the ongoing support of the RPI Board of Trustees. However, her leadership style did not sit well with many faculty; on April 26,RPI faculty voted to in a failed vote of no-confidence in Jackson.
That same year the national economic downturn resulted in the elimination of 98 staff positions across the Institute, about five percent of the workforce. The surrounding area is mostly residential neighborhoods, with the city of Troy lying at the base of the hill.
The campus is bisected by 15th Street, with most of the athletic and housing facilities to the east, and the academic buildings to the west.
A footbridge spans the street, linking the two halves. Much of the campus features a series of Colonial Revival style structures built in the first three decades of the 20th century. Overall, the campus has enjoyed four periods of expansion.
Located at the base of the hill on the western edge of campus, it currently houses the Social and Behavioral Research Laboratory. Also built during this period was "The Approach"a massive ornate granite staircase found on the west end of campus.
Originally linking RPI to the Troy Union Railroad station, it again serves as an important link between the city and the university. Nine dormitories were built at the east edge of campus bordering Burdett Avenue, a location which came to be called "Freshman Hill".
The Houston Field House was reassembled, after being moved in pieces from its original Rhode Island location. West Hallwhich was originally built in as a hospital, was acquired by the Institute in The ornate building is an example of French Second Empire architecture.
Joseph's Seminary chapel, built inthe building was acquired by Rensselaer inand after renovation served as the institute's library from until the completion of the new Folsom Libraryin Today the VCC serves as the backbone for the institute's data and telephony infrastructure.
A tenth dormitory named Barton Hall was added to Freshman Hill in Augustfeaturing the largest rooms available for freshmen. Upon entering, elevated walkways lead into a 1, seat concert hall.
Most of the building is encased in a glass exoskeleton, with an atrium-like space between it and the "inner building". After extensive renovations, the residence hall was dedicated on May 15,as the Howard N. Rensselaer at Hartford The Institute runs a acre 6. These centers are used by graduates and working professionals and are managed by the Hartford branch of RPI, Rensselaer at Hartford.
At Hartford, graduate degrees are offered in business administrationmanagementcomputer sciencecomputer and systems engineeringelectrical engineeringengineering science, mechanical engineering and information technology.
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