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Engineers Week at RIT features Family Day at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Feb 9, 2018
National Engineers Week takes place Feb. 18-24, and Rochester Institute of Technology will participate in the annual recognition of engineering contributions hosting Family Day at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering from noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 21. Open to middle school students and their parents, participants will tour the mechanical... View More...
Rochester Prep seniors get an RIT experience
Jan 26, 2018
An important goal of RIT's partnership with Uncommon Schools' Rochester Prep High School is to help the students there envision their college future and build toward success. Targeting that goal is a new program that engages several of the high school's first class of seniors to work on research projects with RIT... View More...
New season of FIRST Robotics begins with game launch during Kick-Off on Jan. 6
Dec 11, 2017
More than 3,500 teams from around the world will be part of the 2018 FIRST Robotics Kick Off, viewing a live, worldwide telecast at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 6. Finger Lakes Regional teams will meet for the telecast in the Performing Arts Center at Spencerport High School. This year's FIRST Robotics theme... View More...
RIT named one of the Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by 'Winds of Change' magazine
Dec 7, 2017
Winds of Change magazine recognized Rochester Institute of Technology as one of the Top 200 Colleges for Native American Students. This marks the eighth time RIT made the annual list, published by American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). The magazine ranked top universities in the U.S. "where American Indians are... View More...
RIT library staff and student-athletes to visit John Williams School No. 5 Friday for annual Giant Read event
Nov 2, 2017
For the past 10 years, Rochester Institute of Technology student-athletes and library staff have been helping young students in the City of Rochester learn to read through weekly visits to John Williams School No. 5 as part of the READ: Hope in Action program. The 10th annual Giant Read, the program's... View More...
RIT receives three grants totaling $2.8 million to support diverse students on campus and at area high schools
Oct 23, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology received three grants totaling $2.8 million to help underrepresented minority students receive access and support in their education. RIT's Division of Diversity and Inclusion secured new funding for three national outreach programs: Upward Bound Classic is a program new to RIT funded by a five-year grant totaling $1.28... View More...
Girls grades 3-12 get engaged with computer coding at ROCGirlHacks event Oct. 28
Oct 9, 2017
Girls as young as 8 years old will use their laptops, imagination and teamwork skills for social good at <ROCGirlHacks> Powered by AT&T, Rochester's first all-girl youth hackathon hosted Oct. 28 at Rochester Institute of Technology.... View More...
Women in Engineering at RIT hosts open house for teens, parents and teachers/guidance counselors
Oct 4, 2017
The Women in Engineering program at Rochester Institute of Technology is holding its annual open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering. "This is a 'by-women-for-girls' event, best described as a 'buffet of engineering activities to explore,'" said Kathy Ehrlich-Scheffer, Women... View More...
RIT's Kids on Campus summer program provides hands-on learning for hundreds of young learners
Aug 7, 2017
Friday marked the end of three fun weeks of learning at Rochester Institute of Technology for hundreds of elementary, middle and high school students enrolled in the annual Kids on Campus summer program. Celebrating its 34th year, Kids on Campus is RIT's largest and oldest summer camp program and provides custom-tailored instruction... View More...
RIT women's groups recognized by Girl Scouts of Western New York
May 22, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology's Women in Computing and Women in Engineering programs were honored with the Commitment to Excellence Award from the Girl Scouts of Western New York.... View More...
Young artists, writers win RIT/NTID's digital arts, writing competitions
May 9, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has announced the winners of the annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students. The contest, in its 11th year, generated dozens of entries in graphic media, photo illustration and 3D animation. The winners of each category, receiving... View More...
RIT's business college hosts YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition May 5
May 4, 2017
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is the host for the ninth annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Saunders College Competition on Friday, May 5. The event is expected to draw more than 700 participating students, family... View More...
Saunders College/Junior Achievement educate RCSD students about business March 31
Mar 27, 2017
Saunders College of Business will once again go "elementary" at School No. 50 on Friday, March 31. The business college at Rochester Institute of Technology and Junior Achievement... View More...
RIT holds weeklong math program for eighth-grade girls July 17-21
Mar 17, 2017
A summer program at Rochester Institute of Technology will introduce middle-school girls to a world driven by mathematics. The RIT Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-on experience for girls, or SMASH, will show rising eighth graders the power of mathematical modeling. Teams of girls will use math to decode mysteries in... View More...
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