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RIT's Gabrielle Gaustad receives esteemed National Science Foundation CAREER award
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...
RIT on TV: AP Friday hosted by RIT on TWC
Feb 9, 2015
Area high school students learn the value of statesmanship at RIT
Feb 6, 2015
Images of our greatest leaders are easy to find, on memorials, in paintings and even on currency. But what makes a great statesman? One hundred high school students who are interested in political science will find out today at RIT's Center for Statesmanship, Law and Liberty's "AP Friday: American Statesmanship & Political... View More...
Do Your Kids Yik Yak? Time for a chat
Andrew Phelps, director, MAGIC Center, quoted
Democrat and Chronicle
Jan 26, 2015
The RIT women's basketball team regularly volunteers at School 35
University News - Campus Spotlight
Jan 19, 2015
Boy, 7, Surprised with Awesome Star Wars Prosthetic Arm
John Schull, E-nable founder
Jan 15, 2015
Rochester-area teens kick off FIRST robotics competition
Democrat & Chronicle
Jan 3, 2015
RIT featured in Google's Year in Search 2014 video
Students and a researcher get a second of fame for creating 3D-printed prosthetic arms
University News
Dec 17, 2014
RIT on TV: Backpacks for School 3
Time Warner Cable News reports from a classroom at School 3 in Rochester, where children received backpacks full of school supplies and other goodies from RIT mechanical engineering faculty and staff.
Dec 12, 2014
Kindergarteners from Margaret's House are selling ornaments and cards tomorrow
University News Campus Spotlight
Dec 3, 2014
Fairport entrepeneur invents chair for fidgeters
Democrat and Chronicle
Nov 7, 2014
RIT on TV: NYS Pollution Prevention Inst. gives advice on ecofriendly toys
Nov 7, 2014
RIT on TV: eNABLE 3D printed prosthetics on 13WHAM
WHAM TV (channel 13)
Nov 6, 2014
Kids can fidget-and that's OK-according to RIT design expert/inventor Sandra Turner
Oct 30, 2014
Remember telling your kids to sit still and stop wriggling around? Well, now they don't have to. Sandra Turner '12 (MFA, industrial design), who calls herself a "natural fidgeter," has invented the "Fidget," a lightweight modular chair for children ages 3-6 that allows them to engage in side-to-side motion that imitates natural... View More...
RIT welcomed its fifth class of Rochester City Scholars at a reception on Friday
University News - Campus Spotlight
Aug 28, 2014
Top RIT News stories and videos from the summer
Aug 27, 2014
Welcome back to RIT! While many students, faculty and staff were away during the summer months, much was happening on campus. Here are some stories and videos you may have missed: News Big Shot No. 30 returns home to Rochester Institute of Technology: Big Shot photographers aim to capture the Golisano Institute for... View More...
RIT on TV: Rochester Prep Charter High School
Time Warner Cable News
Aug 26, 2014
RIT on TV: City Scholars
WHAM-TV (channel 13) reports on the newest class of Rochester City Scholars. This year, 15 students from the Rochester City School District are the fifth class entering the program, which provides full tuition at RIT.
Aug 25, 2014
New Rochester Prep Charter High School opens Monday
Aug 22, 2014
Rochester Prep Charter High School, a new school developed in partnership between Uncommon Schools and Rochester Institute of Technology, will open its doors on Monday. The charter high school, focused on increasing the number of Rochester students who receive bachelor's degrees from college, will launch with 45 ninth-graders and 10 faculty and... View More...
RIT-backed charter school set to open
Rochester Business Journal
Aug 22, 2014
RIT on TV: Rochester Prep Charter High School
WHAM TV (channel 13)
Aug 22, 2014
RIT hosts Wayne County high school teachers as part of STEM Math and Science Partnerships
Aug 19, 2014
The teachers became the students, and their classrooms were the engineering clean room and laboratories at Rochester Institute of Technology. Nineteen teachers and administrators from Wayne County high schools participated this past week in the Mathematics and Science Partnerships, a professional training and development program. High school teachers spent time in RIT's... View More...
University welcomes 2014 class of Rochester City Scholars
Aug 19, 2014
The newest class of Rochester City Scholars will be welcomed to Rochester Institute of Technology at a ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Liberty Hill, President Bill Destler's residence, 2201 Lehigh Station Road. This year, 15 students from the Rochester City School District will be part of the fifth class... View More...
RIT on TV: HS Students Graduate FBLE Program on TWC
Ebony Miller
Aug 18, 2014
RIT receives $300,000 grant from NSF to research environmental impacts of nanomaterials
Aug 13, 2014
Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) and Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences are the recipients of a new research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the lifecycle environmental impacts of fullerene-based materials-a form of engineered nanomaterials used in solar cells, drug delivery systems... View More...
RCSD apprentices complete summer school program at Saunders College, Aug 16
Celebrating a new class of Future Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
University News
Aug 12, 2014
RIT offered an all-skills volleyball day cam for girls in July
University News Campus Spotlight
Aug 5, 2014
Few city students get college degrees
Democrat & Chronicle
Aug 3, 2014
Deaf and hard-of-hearing teens from across the country visited RIT last weekend.
African-American, Latino and Native American seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing came to RIT July 25-27 for Steps to Success. At this weekend mini-camp, students enjoyed hands-on, career-related activities, met fellow students from other states and made new friends.
University News Campus Spotlight
Jul 30, 2014
RIT on TV: Summer STEM Institute Students Reach for the Sky - on TWC
Time Warner Cable reports on a fun and educational summer program, organized by RIT, which aims to expose teenagers to STEM fields in practical, hands on ways.
Jul 30, 2014
Boy's prosthetic arm made in 3-D printer
The Columbus Dispatch
Jul 27, 2014
Six Students participate in Taub journalism academy
Democrat & Chronicle
Jul 25, 2014
Teen girls explore STEM careers during WE Explore Engineering Program
Jul 24, 2014
If JJ DiGeronimo heard "No" when pursuing a job opportunity she was interested in, she interpreted it to mean seek another way in the door. The president of Advancing Women in STEM shared that philosophy with nearly 60 teenage girls and their parents who participated in the recent WE Explore Program... View More...
Girls SMASH math and science
SMASH RIT's Summer Math Experience for Girls
Jul 24, 2014
Greece Olympia students participated in a video production summer camp on campus
University News Campus Spotlight
Jul 16, 2014
RIT on TV: Summer Program Helps Build Future Business Leaders
Each summer Rochester Institute of Technology's Saunders College of Business' Center for Urban Entrepreneurship takes in 40 Rochester City School District students to participate in the hands-on program.
Jul 14, 2014
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...
The AutismUp iCan Bike Camp this week helps kids take away the training wheels.
The seventh annual AutismUp iCan Bike Camp is July 7-11 at the Gordon Field House. The camp teaches individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities how to ride a conventional bike without training wheels. Lose the Training Wheels provides specialized bicycle riding equipment, as well as a team of experts. Here, 10-year-old Maura Miles gets support from volunteers Robin Donnelly and Noah Henry.
University News Campus Spotlight
Jul 9, 2014
RIT president, wife donate $1M to scholars program
Rochester Business Journal
Jul 8, 2014
Destler and Johnson pledge $1 million endowment to Rochester City Scholars
Gift will ensure future of program created to provide scholarships to talented public school students with limited financial resources
University News
Jul 8, 2014
Michelle Allevato, director, STEP program, received the President's Award on June 12
University News
Jul 8, 2014
RIT on TV: Connect a Million Minds & Imagine RIT
Jul 1, 2014
RIT hosts summer program for city students
Center for Urban Entrepreneurship hosts summer program for minority RCSD students The FBLE program runs through mid-August at RIT's Saunders College of Business
University News
Jun 30, 2014
Essay: City students need college degrees to succeed
Democrat & Chronicle
Jun 27, 2014
See Your Future Experience: RIT and Charlotte complete innovative mentor program
Democrat & Chronicle
Jun 11, 2014
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...
Winners announced in 2014 national writing contest
Winners will receive $500 or a trip to career exploration camp
University News
May 22, 2014
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...
RIT athletes spend time each week volunteering at School No. 5 in Rochester
University News Campus Spotlight
May 13, 2014
Fairfax Senior High School educator of the deaf receives internship
Jennifer Herges gets Scouten Internship at National Technical Institute for the Deaf
University News
May 8, 2014
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...
NTID's CAT Lab helps more young deaf children learn
University News
Apr 23, 2014
RIT's 10th annual Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday for kids in the community
University News
Apr 22, 2014
FIRST Robotics- hosted at RIT
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...
Support expanding for city charter schools
Rochester Business Journal
Apr 18, 2014
RIT on TV: Choosing "green" toys
Apr 18, 2014
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
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