The Office of Graduate Education is here to help faculty and graduate students succeed in their programs of study, research and creative endeavors. We also look forward to helping graduate students develop novel partnerships among ourselves as well as with the community and the private sector. Throughout the year, our office sponsors workshops on career preparation, teaching, and grant writing for both students and faculty.
2018 Legacy Leaders
Join us in congratulating Dimple Joseph and Katey Sackett on being selected as Legacy Leaders. Their leadership and contributions will have a lasting impact on the RIT community.
The Legacy Leadership program is sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender and the Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement. For more information on the program, including how to self-nominate, visit:
LEGACY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Graduate Research Spotlight
Several graduate students who were finalists during Fall 2017 Graduate Showcase presentation competitions were given an opportunity to present their research to university leadership at the April 27th Board of Trustees Meeting.
Presenters included Nuzhet Nihaar Nasir Ahamed, Sedeeq Alkhazraji, Kevin Cooke, Antoinette Defoundoux-Fila, Ranjit Desai, Shehan Jayasekera, Yogesh Karnam, Jim Parrillo, Mohammad Saidur Rahman, and Yashar Seyed Vahedein.
Dean Twyla Cummings Announces Inaugural Outstanding Graduate Woman Achievement Award
The award will recognize a female graduate student who has shown exceptional dedication to, and enhancement of, a specific program, activity, organization, or project at the Rochester Institute Technology and/or the greater Rochester community.
Each department or college will be invited to nominate women graduate students at the master’s or doctoral level for activities accomplished during and prior to the current academic year. From these nominations, a selection committee will choose a recipient.
The Outstanding Graduate Woman Achievement Award will be presented annually by the Dean of Graduate Education at the Spring Women’s Achievement Dinner. The recipient will receive an engraved award and a monetary gift.
The call for nominations for the inaugural award will be announced in January of the 2018-2019 academic year.
James Mnatzaganian ’13, ’16 (microelectronic engineering, computer engineering) received the 2018 Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Master’s Thesis Award for his thesis, “A Mathematical Formalization of Hierarchical Temporal Memory’s Spatial Pooler for use in Machine Learning.” He was nominated by Twyla Cummings, Dean of Graduate Education. He also received the 2017 Alumni MS Thesis Award at RIT.
3 MINUTE GRADUATE PRESENTATION
Several students competed on Wednesday, Apr 18 sharing their research and creative work with the support of one slide during their 3 minute presentation.
We are pleased to announce the finalists in the competition:
Masters Finalists, in 1st Place, Mohammad Saidur Rahman (GCCIS) and in 2nd Place, Iyer Meenakshy (KGCOE)
PhD Finalists, in 1st Place, Shahana Althaf (GIS) and in 2nd Place Yashashree Jadhav (COS, AST)
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2018 GRADUATE EDUCATION WEEK & SHOWCASE
November 12th through the 16th, 2018
For more information visit the event website.
GRADUATE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm (Starts Feb 7th)
RIT Counseling Center, August Bldg. 2nd floor above Health Center
RIT Counseling & Psychological Services is offering a support group for Graduate Students. This group is currently scheduled to run on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm beginning February 7th. The group is free, conducted on a weekly basis with two facilitators, Toni Gauthier and Kate Buckley. Students are encouraged to attend regularly and to participate to the level they feel comfortable. Much sharing occurs, with typical discussion topics including: coping with stress, competency and self-concept concerns, countering feelings of isolation, finding a work/social life balance, strategies for overcoming procrastination, transitioning to RIT from work world or conversely, preparing to depart for employment and possible relocation. Relationships are always a common theme- with romantic partners long distance or locally, relationships with advisors and of course, with family members are frequently mentioned.
GRADUATE STUDENT STUDY SPACE
GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS VIDEO
HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACATION (HCI) at RIT
In their own words
Courtesy: Graduate Enrollment Office at RIT