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The Office of Graduate Studies 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.

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Thank you for everyone who came out for the 7th annual Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium.

It was a great success!

The following Awards were given to students. 

Poster Presentation Awards  $200 Each

Ryan M Bowen, Systemic Health Evaluation of Radio Frequency Power Generators Using Gaussian Mixture Models

Jam Sadiq, Upper-mass Limit of Very Massive Stars

MFA Presentation Awards $250 each

Ihab Mardini, CIAS, Plastic Glory

Patrick Kana, CIAS, Symbiosis of Natuarl Form and Material

Ph.D. Presentation Awards $250 each

Gordon Werner, CIS, Hardware Efficient Authenticated Encryption

Mustafa Koz, COE, Effect of Injection and Suction on the Interfacial Mass Transport Resistance in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Air Channel

Honorable Mention Presentation Awards $100 Each

Brennan Ireland, COS, Binary Black Hole Inspirals: The Hybrid Metric with Spin

Steven Barber, CIS, Initial Assessment of Microbial Fuel Cells For the Treatment of Tofu Processing Waste


Click here for the schedule and abstracts for oral presenters

Click here for abstracts for our poster presentation session




7th Annual Research and Creativity Symposium

Friday February 27th

8-5 p.m. 7th Annual Research and Creativity Symposium

Includes free lunch and keynote speaker

Ray Ptucha



Schedule for the day:

Sign in and breakfast ~ 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.  CIMS 2210

Welcome ~ 8:45- 9:00 a.m. CIMS 2210


Oral Presentation Session I ~ 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  CIMS and Golisano Institute for Sustainability


Oral Presentation Session II ~ 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  CIMS and

Golisano Institute for Sustainability


Lunch with Graduate Education Programming and special speaker Ray Ptucha 11:30 -1:00 p.m. - CIMS 2240/2210


Poster Presentations ~ 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lobby of the

Golisano Institute for Sustainability


GSAC Mingle and Cookie Break ~ 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CIMS 2210


Oral Presentation Session III ~ 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.  CIMS and

Golisano Institute for Sustainability


Closing ~ 4:30- 5 p.m. CIMS 2210



Research, Translation, World-making:

A Graduate Salon on Reading Across the Disciplines

(a collaboration between the Department of Philosophy and the Office of Graduate Studies)

February 19, March 5 and 19, April 2, 16 and 30

5-7 p.m.

RIT Global Constellation Commons for Global Learning

Global Village Bld. 400, Room 2055 (above the Cantina and Grille)

Registration limited to 30 Students

You do not have to attend all 6 salons to participate.  Please register your interest in attending the series here.  You will be sent reminders for each of the meetings.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of Library”  Jorge Luis Borges


Trinity College Library, Dublin

Trinity College Library, Dublin

Academic disciplines draw boundaries and make worlds.  Some are computational worlds, some are invented and fictional, some are naturalistic—chemical or biological - worlds, and some are social and political.  To do research is to cross boundaries and to engage in a kind of translation that helps us make sense of how these different worlds relate.   Disciplines need to be in conversation with each other.  In whose language and by reference to whose world(s) should such a conversation take place?  

This salon is to open to any graduate student from any field who is interested in a conversation about how disciplines make worlds, and about the kinds of translation that allow worlds to talk constructively to each other.

The conversation will begin with a short story by the writer Jorge Luis Borges (see below), who excelled in synthesizing elements of literature, philosophy, science and even mathematics into his writing..  We will meet every two weeks during Spring 2015 to discuss readings related to the salon’s general theme. RIT faculty colleagues across the disciplines will join the discussions.

Increasingly, creative problem-solving requires that science and art be in conversation, that discovery and invention be connected, that natural and computational systems work together, that different modes of representation—natural, aesthetic, and mathematical—interact coherently with each other.  In effect, we are all inevitably caught in translation. With your participation, the salon will re what this means for transdisciplinary conversation, research and world-making at RIT.

For more information, contact Hector Flores; or Timothy Engstrom

Link to register:

Registration deadline: Extended to February 13th

Meeting dates and time: February 19, March 5 and 19, April 2, 16 and 30 ~ 5-7 p.m.

Location: RIT Global Constellation Commons for Global Learning ~ Global Village Bld. 400, Room 2055 (above the Cantina and Grille)

Initial Reading: The Library of Babel, by Jorge Luis Borges


Remember to come by our office for a free cup of coffee and an amazing study space with the best view on campus. 


Are you getting ready to submit your final Thesis? 

This page contains all the current information needed to properly submit your thesis/dissertation to the library in partial fulfillment of graduation requirements.


To read more important information and about upcoming events check out

Assistant Dean Rauncie Ryan's Blog






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