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Local college camps explore new frontiers in technology
Chandra McKenzie, assistant provost for academic affairs quoted
Democrat and Chronicle
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/06/09/local-college-camps-explore-new-frontiers-technology/85302396/
Jun 10, 2016
RIT's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship sponsors Lemonade Day June 4
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=55894
Jun 2, 2016
Lemonade Day, a national program that teaches children how to own and operate their own businesses, is coming to Rochester on June 4. Twenty-one lemonade stands will be open at multiple sites throughout the city and Monroe County, with approximately 100 local school children participating. Founded in Houston in 2007, Lemonade Day... View More...
Director of RIT's SMASH Experience for Girls Wins STEM Award
Kara Maki
Campus Technology
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/05/12/director-of-rits-smash-experience-for-girls-wins-stem-award.aspx
May 12, 2016
RIT's SMASH Experience for Girls wins STEM program award
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=55724
May 11, 2016
The Rochester Institute of Technology's Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-on Experience for Girls has been recognized by the Finger Lakes STEM Hub as an exemplary K-12 program in science, technology, engineering and math. Kara Maki, director of SMASH... View More...
First Niagara Foundation provides grant funding for RIT's Rochester City Scholars Program
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=55719
May 11, 2016
Rochester Institute of Technology and its Rochester City Scholars Program were recipients of community grants given by First Niagara Foundation recently to further advance mentoring, educational opportunities and career resources for young people in the area. RIT's award of $10,000 was among several the foundation provided to area high schools, nonprofit organizations... View More...
High school entrepreneurs pitched their business plans for the YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition
University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-05-10
May 10, 2016
RIT on TV: Should Students Take a Gap Year?
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtbOSZWXcIQ
May 4, 2016
RIT's Business College hosts YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition May 6
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=55599
May 3, 2016
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is the host for the eighth annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Saunders Scholars Competition on Friday, May 6. The winners will have the opportunity to present their business plans to the public in the Saunders College "Business District" at Lowenthal Hall during... View More...
Saunders College/Junior Achievement educate RCSD students about business April 29
Students, alumni, businesses lead all-day classes at Clara Barton School No. 2
University News
https://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=55379
Apr 21, 2016
Area high school students learn about career options at RIT
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=55324
Apr 15, 2016
More than 100 students from area high schools came to Rochester Institute of Technology on Thursday to learn about area career options that match their interests. The 2016 Youth Workforce Innovations Conference, hosted by RIT's University Center for Engaging K-12 and the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), matched the students with... View More...
LeaderSHPE: Students in RIT's Society of Hispanic Engineers host 'Noche de Ciencias'
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=55149
Apr 7, 2016
Student leaders of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) are hosting Noche de Ciencias, a Night of Science, from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Rochester Institute of Technology. The event takes place in the Xerox Auditorium located in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering. It is a... View More...
RIT on TV: FIRST Robotics
Time Warner Cable / Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-abfXFCp8P4
Mar 28, 2016
RIT/NTID hosts summer STEM camp for deaf, hard-of-hearing middle schoolers
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=55049
Mar 24, 2016
Deaf and hard-of-hearing students with interests in science, technology, engineering and math and who are entering seventh, eighth or ninth grades in September can attend TechGirlz or TechBoyz summer camps at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, July 23-28. TechBoyz and TechGirlz camps are designed to help students... View More...
Woodie Flowers, national adviser to FIRST Robotics, will attend opening day of regional competition
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=55044
Mar 24, 2016
Professor Woodie Flowers, as inspiring an advocate for FIRST Robotics as its founder Dean Kamen, will attend the regional on the opening day of the 2016 FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional competition, 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25, at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center at Rochester Institute of Technology.... View More...
Learning from experience
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54954
Mar 21, 2016
Rochester Prep High School (RPHS) ninth and 10th grade students don't seem to mind getting up in the predawn hours, donning uniforms and catching the bus for the long school day that runs from 8 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. And they simply shrug at the mention of an extended 190-day instructional... View More...
RIT/NTID researchers receive $450K grant for longitudinal study of vision in deaf children
National Science Foundation grant will help scientists study how hearing levels and early-language experience influence deaf children's vision
University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=55009
Mar 21, 2016
Robotic teams storm the castles in FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional March 25-26
Annual contest features local and regional high school competitors for 25th season of FIRST competitions
University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54924&source=enewsletter
Mar 17, 2016
Students learn the art of communication from the pros
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54829
Mar 9, 2016
You don't have to be a professional orator to benefit from the skills of public speaking. That's what Deanna Desinord, 16, a student in Monroe High School, in Rochester discovered Tuesday in "Communicating Connections," a professional career development workshop hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Communication. "I learned how you can... View More...
Students from James Monroe High School attended a communication workshop at RIT
RIT University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-03-09
Mar 9, 2016
More than 200 women attended the WiCHacks all-female hackathon Feb. 27 and 28
University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-02-28
Feb 29, 2016
RIT on TV: WiC Hacks all-women hackathon
WROC / Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tacEIv64Jtk
Feb 29, 2016
Margaret's House children participated in World Read Aloud Day
University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-02-24
Feb 24, 2016
RIT hosts all-women hackathon Feb. 27 and 28
WiC Hacks event supports young women interested in computing and STEM fields
University News
https://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54696&source=enewsletter
Feb 22, 2016
ROC the Future - 2015 report card
ACT Rochester
http://www.actrochester.org/roc-the-future
Feb 15, 2016
Author Kemba Smith Pradia leads 2016 Sister II Sister Summit for young women on Feb. 27
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54621
Feb 10, 2016
Kemba Smith Pradia, a national motivational speaker, author and advocate for domestic violence prevention, will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Sister II Sister Summit, being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, in Louise Slaughter Hall at Rochester Institute of Technology. The full-day conference is open... View More...
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...
Children's book 'Where Are My Socks!?' answers laundry dilemma
RIT Alumn Alissa Miller
The Daily News
http://www.thedailynewsonline.com/bdn05/childrens-book-where-are-my-socks-answers-laundry-dilemma-20160116
Jan 16, 2016
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
Rochester City School District's Jerome Underwood named RIT's Minett Professor
Leader of the district's Youth Development and Family Services department will focus on increasing participation in the Rochester City Scholars program
University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54039
Nov 23, 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
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