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RIT on TV: FAFSA Fest helps college bound students get financial aid
(TWC): Verna Hazen, Director of Financial Aid at Rochester Institute of Technology discusses signing up for the FAFSA and advice on getting federal student loans. She attended the 2016 FASFA Fest held in Rochester, N.Y.
Time Warner Cable News / Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YLaUfOh180
Feb 1, 2016
RIT named one of three Digital Gaming Hubs in New York state
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54376
Jan 26, 2016
Rochester Institute of Technology has been named one of three Digital Gaming Hubs in New York state by Empire State Development. The Digital Gaming Hubs, which also include Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New York University, will receive $150,000 each, per year for three years. According to a statement from Empire State Development,... View More...
Educational summer camp offered for deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54356
Jan 21, 2016
The Explore Your Future program at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf offers deaf and hard-of-hearing college-bound high school students who will begin their junior or senior year in fall of 2016 a unique opportunity to experience life on a college campus, explore their interests and sample... View More...
RIT to host second annual Congressional App Challenge kick-off event Dec. 12
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54259
Dec 11, 2015
For the second year, Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC) will host the kick-off event for the Congressional App Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 12, in Student Innovation Hall. The event-sponsored by Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY)-promotes innovation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and... View More...
Rochester Institute of Technology Students Push Girls To Explore Coding
Campus Technology
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/12/09/rochester-institute-of-technology-students-push-girls-to-explore-coding.aspx
Dec 9, 2015
RIT students join White House CTO in Hour of Code computing event Dec. 10
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54129
Dec 8, 2015
Students at Rochester Institute of Technology are teaming up with the White House and the Hour of Code this week to give middle and high school students a taste of computer science. The global Hour of Code event aims to expose millions of students to computer science and coding basics through free... View More...
Build Your Champion: FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Kick-Off event takes place Jan. 9
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54124
Dec 8, 2015
FIRST Robotics will reveal the 2016 game for its annual competition at a Kick-Off event at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Spencerport High School's auditorium. The live, worldwide telecast will include FIRST founder Dean Kamen along with a group of supporters from industry, academia, government and entertainment. The national... View More...
Creative play at the heart of new Viggi Corp.
Democrat and Chronicle
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/money/business/2015/11/26/creative-play-heart-new-viggi-corp/76391392/
Nov 26, 2015
CRU leader brings Operation Christmas Child to RIT
Student Spotlight
University News
https://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=53789&source=enewsletter
Nov 13, 2015
Women in Engineering and Women in Computing held open houses on Saturday Nov. 7
University News Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2015-11-08
Nov 8, 2015
Women in Engineering and Women in Computing host Open House Nov. 7 at RIT
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=53579
Oct 22, 2015
What do engineers and computer professionals do? Some work on racecars, others design video games and solar cells. Teen girls can find out about the wide range of opportunities in engineering and computing at an Open House at Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.... View More...
RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences hosting photo contest on Instagram
Contest runs through Nov. 7; winner will receive an iPad Mini among other prizes
University News
https://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=53504&source=enewsletter
Oct 15, 2015
A different kind of college prep
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=53344
Oct 12, 2015
All those summer camps on campus, the visits from school children and the outreach programs into the community are about much more than RIT providing fun, educational opportunities for area youth. These ongoing initiatives focused on kindergarten through 12th grade education are an integral element in RIT's new strategic plan, a chance... View More...
Design students develop solutions to promote healthy lifestyle
University News
https://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=53264&source=enewsletter
Oct 2, 2015
See How Kids Are Getting 3D-printed Hands for Free
Jon Schull
Time.com
http://time.com/4016974/3d-printed-hands-e-nable/
Aug 31, 2015
The newest class of Rochester City Scholars were welcomed to RIT in a ceremony.
University News Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo
Aug 25, 2015
American Chemical Society Project SEED cultivates young scientists
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52889
Aug 14, 2015
Strong bonds can form between high school students and established scientists during the American Chemical Society Project SEED Program. RIT professor Lea Vacca Michel is the Project SEED coordinator and liaison between the national society, RIT professors and high school students-a role she has served for four years. The Rochester section of... View More...
This Google-funded startup prints 3D hands for disabled kids so they can feel like 'superheroes'
John Schull
Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-funded-e-nable-prints-3d-hands-for-disabled-children-so-they-can-feel-like-superheroes-2015-8
Aug 10, 2015
Kids learn how to design, build and program robots at RoboCamp
University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2015-07-21
Aug 6, 2015
RIT on TV: Summer Bridge Program bring HS students to live on campus -WROC
WROC - Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAybOWRKVA4
Aug 3, 2015
RIT on TV: RIT student teaches HS students to print prosthetic hands on 13WHAM
13 WHAM / YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cPTfiAm1Uc
Jul 31, 2015
Eighth-grade girls explored math through hands-on activities at SMASH camp
University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2015-07-20
Jul 30, 2015
RIT on TV: RIT prepares students for photonics careers
Time Warner Cable News / Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOn-MvF-2Ks
Jul 30, 2015
Margaret's House kids play tested a game developed by RIT students.
University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2015-07-29
Jul 29, 2015
Deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students attended a career exploration camp
University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2015-07-16
Jul 28, 2015
RIT's CBET camp explores 'Chemistry in My Cookies?'
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52655
Jul 24, 2015
A dozen Rochester-area students in sixth to ninth grade enrolled in RIT's "Chemistry in My Cookies?" with their stomachs in mind. Instructor Lisa Zeller, a middle-school science teacher at the World of Inquiry, School 58, taught the Bioscience Camp for Kids from July 20 to 24 at RIT's Center for Bioscience Education... View More...
Area girls enjoyed the excitement of the Alka-Seltzer Blast design activity at the recent Everyday Engineering Camp.
University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2015-07-24
Jul 24, 2015
RIT on TV: SMASH camp
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLVNXR2_Ow8
Jul 21, 2015
RIT on TV: Bike camp
WROC-TV reports from AutismUp and I-Can-Shine's annual bike camp at RIT's Gordon Field House. The five-day camp helps kids ages 8 and up to learn how to ride a two-wheel bike.
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_AEipzN1Ds
Jul 21, 2015
The AutismUp iCan Bike Camp helps kids ride bikes without training wheels
University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2015-07-17
Jul 17, 2015
Hundreds of students spending summer learning at RIT's Kids on Campus
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52615
Jul 15, 2015
It may be summer, but some 870 students in grades 5 through 12 are spending part of their vacation in classrooms on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus this month. They're enrolled in a one- or two-week workshop learning about computer technology, digital arts, videography and more, working with the same software... View More...
Hundreds of students spending summer learning at RIT's Kids on Campus
Hundreds of students spending summer learning at RIT's Kids on Campus Twenty tech camps offered to fifth to 12th graders
University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52615&source=enewsletter
Jul 15, 2015
RIT SMASH experience gives girls mad math skills and career ideas
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52595
Jul 14, 2015
Forty-three girls entering eighth grade will spend this week at Rochester Institute of Technology exploring mathematics as the language of science and solving problems through mathematical modeling. Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-on Experience for Girls or SMASH, is co-hosted by RIT's College of Science and Multicultural Center for Academic Success,... View More...
Students study online hacking defenses
Democrat & Chronicle
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/07/14/cybersecurity-camp-rit-nsa/30160813/
Jul 14, 2015
The Wonderful Wizarding World of Hypnosis with Children
Laurence Sugarman
Psychology Today
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/and-the-spectrum/201507/the-wonderful-wizarding-world-hypnosis-children
Jul 14, 2015
Hundreds of students are at RIT for the Kids on Campus summer camps
University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2015-07-14
Jul 14, 2015
RIT on TV: Summer camps
Published on Jul 13, 2015 WHEC-TV talks to program coordinator Rose Khan about RIT's Kids on Campus program, a STEM-based day camp for students in fifth through 12th grades.
WHECH-TV / YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FDgdCVE1Sg
Jul 13, 2015
Former Fall River resident spearheads global effort to encourage girls to take up math, science
Melissa Rancourt
The Herald News
http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20150708/NEWS/150707221/1994/NEWS?Start=1
Jul 8, 2015
RIT hosts 'GenCyber' computing security program for students and teachers
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52570
Jul 6, 2015
Rochester Institute of Technology is kicking off a summer learning opportunity for teachers, as well as camps for middle and high school students interested in the burgeoning field of cybersecurity. The program, called GenCyberTM, is part of a nationwide effort to help address the nation's shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. At RIT,... View More...
Imagine RIT festival voted area's 'Favorite Family-Friendly Festival
ids Out and About poll selects innovation and creativity festival
University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52575&source=enewsletter
Jul 6, 2015
Rochester Institute of Tech Debuts Student Camps, Teacher Workshops in Cybersecurity
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is introducing a summer workshop for teachers and camps for middle and high school students interested in learning about cybersecurity.
Campus Technology
http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/06/rochester-institute-of-tech-launches-student-camps-teacher-workshops-in-cybersecurity.aspx?admgarea=news
Jul 6, 2015
Rochester Institute of Tech Debuts Student Camps, Teacher Workshops in Cybersecurity
Campus Technology
http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/06/rochester-institute-of-tech-launches-student-camps-teacher-workshops-in-cybersecurity.aspx?admgarea=news
Jul 6, 2015
Learning business, one lemonade at a time
Ebony Miller
Democrat & Chronicle
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/06/06/lemonade-stands-teach-entrepreneurship/28617453/
Jun 6, 2015
Young artists, writers win RIT/NTID's digital arts, film, writing competitions
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52445
Jun 4, 2015
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 ninth year, resulted in dozens of entries in interactive media, graphic media, photo imaging, Web page design, film and... View More...
The Brashear Project: Program aims to expose teens to STEM careers using rehabilitation robotics
RIT electrical engineering professor Edward Brown receives major Heinz Endowments gran
University News
https://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52435&source=enewsletter
Jun 3, 2015
RIT's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship sponsors Lemonade Day in Rochester June 6
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52360
May 21, 2015
Lemonade Day, a program that teaches children how to own and operate their own business, is coming to Rochester on June 6. This is the first time lemonade stands will be open at multiple sites throughout the city and Monroe County. "Our goal is to stimulate the mindset of our youth by... View More...
High school sets up autistic kids to fail in college. Here's how to fix the problem.
RIT's Spectrum Support Program
Vox.com
http://www.vox.com/2015/5/14/8594375/high-school-sets-up-autistic-kids-to-fail-in-college-heres-how-to-fix
May 14, 2015
Faith community plays role in students' academic future
RIT's 2014-15 Minett Professor, Randy Henderson
Democrat & Chronicle
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/guest-column/2015/05/08/faith-community-plays-role-students-academic-future/26984231/
May 8, 2015
Saunders College/Junior Achievement help educate RCSD students about business May 8
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52145
May 6, 2015
Saunders College of Business will go "elementary" at Clara Barton School No. 2 on Friday, May 8. The business college at Rochester Institute of Technology and Junior Achievement of Rochester are teaming up with the Rochester City School District for the 10th annual all-day learning marathon to educate school children K-6 about... View More...
RIT students create video game to help children learn to read
Class to showcase collaboration with Global Literacy Project at Imagine RIT festival
University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52085&source=enewsletter
Apr 30, 2015
Livonia and Dansville students awarded Saunders College Scholarship to attend RIT
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51995
Apr 24, 2015
Bryan Gascon, a senior at Livonia High School, and Jessica Coombs, a senior at Dansville High School, have been named recipients of the E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship at Rochester Institute of Technology. Both students have been accepted at RIT's Saunders College of Business where they will begin classes in... View More...
Pollution Prevention Institute announces winners of student and poster competitions
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51955
Apr 23, 2015
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology announced the winners of its annual Research and Development student competition and K-12 student poster competition, which provides students across the state the opportunity to promote ideas to create more sustainable schools and communities. Open to colleges and universities throughout... View More...
Eighth-graders from Greece Athena visited last week, and high schoolers will come to campus Friday
University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2015-04-10-15-12
Apr 16, 2015
Man uses 3-D printer to make arm for girl
Local 12 WKRC Cincinnati
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/04/09/math-competition-rit-ntid/25512671/
Apr 9, 2015
Young math students gathering at NTID this weekend
Democrat & Chronicle
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/04/09/math-competition-rit-ntid/25512671/
Apr 9, 2015
The 11th annual Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday on the RIT campus
University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2015-04-05
Apr 6, 2015
Middle-school students compete in annual E-Cubed Science Fair at RIT on April 9
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51639
Apr 3, 2015
A science, engineering and technology design contest by area middle-school students takes place at the annual Engineering, Experimentation, Exploration Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, in Clark Gymnasium at Rochester Institute of Technology. More than 500 students from Monroe County schools are expected to participate in one... View More...
Middle school students compete in annual E-Cubed Science Fair at RIT on April 9
Engineering, Exploration, Experimentation technology fair celebrates its 25th year of inspiring young people in STEM programs
University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51639&source=enewsletter
Apr 3, 2015
RIT/NTID Scouten Internship awarded to Chicago educator
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51619
Apr 2, 2015
A teacher at Ogden International High School in Chicago has been selected as the 2015 Scouten Endowed Intern in English Literacy at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Tracy Ann Weyhrauch, a resource room teacher of English for deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students, will complete her internship... View More...
High school students took over the Gordon Field House for FIRST Robotics
University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2015-03-27
Mar 27, 2015
RIT's Gabrielle Gaustad receives esteemed National Science Foundation CAREER award
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51225
Feb 18, 2015
Gabrielle Gaustad, an assistant professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the National Science Foundation to study the implications of material scarcity and criticality on future clean energy technologies. The CAREER Program is an NSF-wide activity that... View More...
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