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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: 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
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...
RIT on TV: AP Friday hosted by RIT on TWC
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqCN8aiBwUE
Feb 9, 2015
Area high school students learn the value of statesmanship at RIT
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51214
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
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/01/25/yik-yak-cyberbullying-rochester/22314213/
Jan 26, 2015
The RIT women's basketball team regularly volunteers at School 35
University News - Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo
Jan 19, 2015
Boy, 7, Surprised with Awesome Star Wars Prosthetic Arm
John Schull, E-nable founder
everything lubbock.com
http://www.everythinglubbock.com/story/d/story/boy-7-surprised-with-awesome-star-wars-prosthetic/35759/743jgccZP0CD0000wt1yVg
Jan 15, 2015
Rochester-area teens kick off FIRST robotics competition
Democrat & Chronicle
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/01/03/finger-lakes-first-robotics/21233183/
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
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51162&source=enewsletter
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.
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIOKQ7Q_a3w
Dec 12, 2014
Kindergarteners from Margaret's House are selling ornaments and cards tomorrow
University News Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2014-12-03
Dec 3, 2014
Fairport entrepeneur invents chair for fidgeters
Democrat and Chronicle
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/money/business/2014/11/07/fidget-chair-viggi-kids/18664247/
Nov 7, 2014
RIT on TV: NYS Pollution Prevention Inst. gives advice on ecofriendly toys
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGov_oGF2s
Nov 7, 2014
RIT on TV: eNABLE 3D printed prosthetics on 13WHAM
WHAM TV (channel 13)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G9JCu0Slpw
Nov 6, 2014
Kids can fidget-and that's OK-according to RIT design expert/inventor Sandra Turner
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51072
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...
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