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Tech Savvy Women president JJ DiGeronimo addresses teen girls at RIT July 18
Jul 10, 2014
JJ DiGeronimo, president of Advancing Women in STEM, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Women in Engineering WE Explore summer program at Rochester Institute of Technology. She will address the 60 students and parents participating in the program during a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. July 18 in the Multidisciplinary... View More...
Winners named in national art contest for deaf and hard-of-hearing students
Jun 6, 2014
Four students have been named top winners in the annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for high school students who are deaf or hard of hearing, sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Judges picked the winners from entries submitted from across the country. Each top-prize winner... View More...
RIT engineering team designs online math and science activities for K-12 community
Jun 6, 2014
What teacher has not heard students challenge, "Why do I need math? Why am I learning this? I'm never going to use it." To help teachers answer these questions, an engineering team from Rochester Institute of Technology developed the REMS Program-Relevant Education in Math and Science-a series of online STEM activities that... View More...
RIT strives to ignite eighth-grade girls' passion for math this summer
May 29, 2014
Rochester Institute of Technology will hold a weeklong camp for eighth-grade girls this summer that yanks math out of textbooks and mashes it up with the real world in a fun way. Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-on Experience for Girls, or SMASH, is co-hosted by RIT's College of Science, Women... View More...
Pollution Prevention Institute announces winners of student and poster competitions
May 15, 2014
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) has announced the winners of its third-annual R&D student competition and inaugural K-12 student poster contest. Open to colleges and universities throughout the state, the student competition recognized both graduate- and undergraduate-level sustainability projects. Teams from Syracuse University, Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)... View More...
Saunders College of Business at RIT helps educate RCSD children May 9
May 6, 2014
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology, Junior Achievement of Rochester and the Rochester City School District are teaming up for the ninth straight year to educate school children about business, economics and free enterprise. More than 50 volunteers, including RIT students and alumni along with other professionals from the... View More...
RIT's 10th annual Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday for kids in the community
University News
Apr 22, 2014
RIT, Clarkson and RPI among teams competing at Sustainability Institute on Earth Day
Apr 21, 2014
WHAT: Third annual Research & Development Student Competition featuring 13 teams from nine universities throughout New York state, including Rochester Institute of Technology, RPI, Clarkson and Syracuse University. Event also includes industry speakers and a K-12 student competition poster competition as part of Earth Day celebration at RIT. WHERE: Golisano Institute for... View More...
WXXI's 'Connections' show features members of first graduating class of Rochester City Scholars
Apr 10, 2014
Kaneesha Dukes, Tim Reed and Karbara Maxey, students from the first graduating class of Rochester City Scholars, will join Evan Dawson, host of WXXI-AM 1370 Connections radio news program, at noon on Monday, April 14. RIT President Bill Destler and his wife, Rebecca Johnson, both founders and initial scholarship funders, will... View More...
National math whizzes compete at RIT/NTID
Apr 8, 2014
Quick: What is the sum of the first five odd positive integers? If you stopped cold trying to remember what an integer is, you'd be no match for more than 80 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from 16 states and Canada who on April 4 and 5 attended the ninth annual National Math... View More...
Teens explore bio-technology, packaging and optics at Workforce Innovations Conference
Apr 3, 2014
Some of the students will "gown up" for the engineering clean room to learn more about how silicon wafers and integrated circuits are developed. Others will learn about trends in hospitality and tourism, pollution prevention and biomedical sciences. All will be part of the 2014 Workforce Innovations Conference that takes place... View More...
Registration opens for 2014 summer engineering camps for girls
Apr 2, 2014
Registration is open for engineering summer programs for girls and young women, led by the Women in Engineering Program and being held at Rochester Institute of Technology. The Everyday Engineering Summer Camp, for girls entering grades 5-9, is a non-residential day program designed to spark an interest in engineering and technology fields.... View More...
..Rochester City Scholars 1st graduating class
RIT News & Events
Mar 31, 2014
Unconference for Rochester area K-12 educators looks to discuss digital media in education
Mar 14, 2014
An informal conference for K-12 educators in the Rochester area will further discussion on how to best integrate digital media into the classroom. The Learning 2 Build/Building 2 Learn unconference will be from 9 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Rochester Institute of Technology. The free event takes place in RIT's... View More...
Women around the world network for international hackathon
RIT hosts its first all-female hackathon, WIC Hacks, to encourage women in STEM programs
University News
Mar 7, 2014
Junior high school girls participate at engineering overnight program
Society of Women Engineers student section hosts 50 girls to learn about being engineering students and future professionals
University News
Mar 5, 2014
Pollution Prevention Institute announces awardees in student competition
Feb 12, 2014
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology has announced the awardees of its third annual NYSP2I Research and Development Student Competition. As part of its Research and Development Program, NYSP2I challenged teams of full-time students enrolled at any institute of higher education in New York state... View More...
Budding Rochester-Finger Lake artists showcase at Bevier Gallery-opens Jan. 31
Jan 15, 2014
Michelle Morales is a senior Advanced Placement design student at NorthRose-Wolcott High School who enjoys working with Adobe Photoshop with her digital photos, but also has done some impressive 35mm developing work. Morales is one of the talented middle- and high school student artists participating in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Middle and High... View More...
FIRST Robotics teams meet Jan. 4 for worldwide kickoff at Kodak
Finger Lakes Regional celebrates 10 years of competition and national winners
University News
Dec 16, 2013
Guest: Want more STEM grads to stay? Start a Washington institute of technology
Washington should create a higher education technical institute, writes guest columnist Nick Brossoit.
The Seattle Times
Dec 14, 2013
M&T Bank donates $50,000 to Center for Urban Entrepreneurship FBLE program
Nov 18, 2013
FBLE benefits the community through the development of our next generation of business leaders who will be starting and running companies that drive our economy and create jobs. -Delmonize Smith, director of RIT's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship M&T Bank is making a two-year commitment and donating $50,000 to the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship's... View More...
Turning autism upside down: When symptoms are strengths
Nov 11, 2013
A novel approach to treating children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder could help them navigate their world by teaching them to turn their symptoms into strengths. In the article "Symptoms as Solutions: Hypnosis and Biofeedback for Autonomic Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorders," published in the winter edition of the American Journal of... View More...
RIT, Uncommon Schools partner to develop charter high school
Oct 10, 2013
The days in which universities can sit 
idly by and hope that the country's urban school problems solve themselves are over, says RIT President Bill Destler. 
 That's why RIT is partnering with Uncommon Schools, an award-winning charter school manager, in developing a charter high school in Rochester next year. 
 "The goal... View More...
Betsy Dell Named 'Up & Coming Businesswoman' by Rochester Women's Network
Sep 27, 2013
Betsy Dell, associate professor of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology at Rochester Institute of Technology, was one of the recipients of the 2013 Up & Coming Businesswomen Award, a designation given by the area nonprofit professional group Rochester Women's Network. Dell was recognized at the organization's Network Summit Business Conference on Sept.... View More...
Children from Margaret's House sold cards this morning to benefit Colorado flooding victims
University News / Campus Spotlight
Sep 23, 2013
RIT on TV: Social media in schools
RIT on TV Social Media Interview with Mike Johansson WXXI
WXXI's Need to Know Rochester
Sep 23, 2013
RIT on TV: Hillside Soccer Tourney RIT vs. UR 13WHAM
13WHAM interviews coaches from RIT and the U of R as they prepare to compete this weekend in the Hillside Community Shield charity event.
Sep 20, 2013
RIT partnering to create charter high school
Sep 12, 2013
RIT on TV: Charter School Partnership - 13WHAM
Sep 12, 2013
RIT, UR host Hillside Community Shield
RIT Athletics News
Sep 12, 2013
RIT, Uncommon Schools partner to create new charter high school
University News
Sep 11, 2013
Uncommon Schools and Rochester Institute of Technology are partnering in the development of a charter high school in Rochester that will have a distinctive focus: Increasing the number of Rochester students who receive bachelor's degrees from college. The high school will be the fifth Rochester school operated by Uncommon Schools, an award-winning... View More...
The Uncommon Schools/RIT Charter High School Project
Sep 11, 2013
RIT announces new partnership with Rochester Prep charter school
Democrat & Chronicle
Sep 11, 2013
RIT to help develop charter school in Rochester
Rochester Business Journal
Sep 11, 2013
RIT, Uncommon Schools Team Up to Form a Charter High School
Sep 11, 2013
RIT to partner on new Rochester charter school
Webster Post
Sep 11, 2013
Building community, reducing conflicts
University News
Sep 10, 2013
Probation is a tough consequence of being in trouble, but it can also be a turning point for positive change. For some Rochester teens, they received some tools and support to make life-changing decisions through a program developed by RIT's Leadership Institute, members of the Community Place of Greater Rochester and Hillside... View More...
RIT program helps Rochester students get a chance to shine
Democrat & Chronicle
Aug 23, 2013
RIT welcomes fourth class of Rochester City Scholars
Aug 20, 2013
The fourth class of Rochester City Scholars will be welcomed to Rochester Institute of Technology at a community ceremony at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at Liberty Hill, President Bill Destler's residence, 2201 Lehigh Station Road. This year, 22 students from nine high schools in the Rochester City School District will be part... View More...
Saunders College of Business - Future Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs Program
Aug 20, 2013
RCSD apprentices complete summer school program at Saunders College, Aug. 17
Celebrating a new class of Future Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
University News
Aug 13, 2013
RIT on TV: Future Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Program
Aug 13, 2013
RIT Photojournalism Summer Camp 2013
Aug 12, 2013
College & Careers program at RIT
RIT College & Careers (RITCC) - Aug, 2013 RITCC .
Aug 6, 2013
The Center for Bioscience Education and Technology hosted a summer camp last week
University News Campus Spotlight
Aug 6, 2013
Middle school students explore career options at NTID's Steps to Success camp
University News Campus Spotlight
Aug 2, 2013
Toyota USA Foundation donates $120,000 to RIT
Toyota USA Foundation has donated $120,000 to the Rochester Institute of Technology College of Science
Henrietta Post
Jul 25, 2013
Toyota gives RIT $120,000 to grow math workshops into national model
Jul 24, 2013
Rochester Institute of Technology has a winning formula for mathematics outreach and is poised to expand it into a national model with a $120,000 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation, a charitable endowment supporting K-12 math and science education. RIT's Summer Mathematics Institute Teachers' Workshop puts high school math in context for... View More...
Students design, build and program robots at RIT's RoboCamp
University News
Jul 22, 2013
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