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Rochester Institute of Tech, Bradley U to Evaluate Effectiveness of K-12 Computer Skills Initiatives
Adrienne Decker, assistant professor of interactive games
Campus Technology
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/09/19/nsf-funds-research-to-evaluate-effectiveness-of-k12-computer-skills-initiatives.aspx
Sep 19, 2016
Professor awarded NSF grant to identify best practices for K-12 computing education
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=56972
Sep 16, 2016
Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and Bradley University are finding the best ways to get diverse pre-college students interested in computing as a career. Adrienne Decker, an assistant professor of interactive games and media at RIT, and Monica McGill, an associate professor of game design at Bradley University, have received a... View More...
RIT welcomes seventh class of Rochester City Scholars
New class includes top students from School of the Arts, Wilson Magnet and East High Schools
University News
https://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=56547
Aug 17, 2016
Young artists, writers win RIT/NTID's digital arts, film, writing competitions
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=56367
Aug 15, 2016
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 10th year, generated dozens of entries in graphic media, photo imaging, film and 3D animation. The winners of each category,... View More...
Gaming Could Make Teens Perform Better in School: Study
Jessica Bayliss, a professor and associate director at the Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Interactive Games and Media
NBCNEWS.com
http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/gaming-could-make-teens-perform-better-school-study-n625501
Aug 8, 2016
RIT on TV: App to Help Kids with Mental Illness
RIT University News / YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VLJK-ptsJQ
Aug 8, 2016
Rochester youth visited RIT's Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity
RIT University News / Campus Spotlight
https://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-08-04
Aug 4, 2016
Rochester youth visited RIT's Center for MAGIC to test games built by RIT students
University News - Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-08-04
Aug 4, 2016
This summer marks 20 years of Project Lead the Way Core Training at RIT
RIT University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-08-03
Aug 3, 2016
At the RIT/NTID's Health Care Careers Exploration Camp, deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students from all over the country experienced hands-on activities in health care careers
RIT University News / Campus Spotlight
https://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-08-02
Aug 2, 2016
High school students learn about emergency medicine from RIT Ambulance volunteers
RIT University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-07-26
Aug 1, 2016
TechBoyz and TechGirlz commanded a mission to Mars at The Challenger Learning Center.
RIT University News / Campus Spotlight
https://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo
Aug 1, 2016
RIT on TV: NTID TechGirlz and TechBoyz Camps
RIT University News / YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WM8xP_N9ak
Jul 29, 2016
The AutismUp iCan Bike Camp helps kids ride bikes without training wheels
RIT University News / Campus Spotlight
https://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-07-29
Jul 29, 2016
Eighth-grade girls explored math through hands-on activities at SMASH camp
RIT University News / Campus Spotlight
https://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-07-27
Jul 27, 2016
RIT on TV: NTID TechGirlz and TechBoyz Camps
WHAM - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5lbGXNjwgk
Jul 25, 2016
RIT on TV: NTID Explore Your Future summer camp
RIT University News / YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGFu0nzQ1Vs
Jul 20, 2016
RIT's Kids on Campus summer program offered a class in graphic design
R. Roger Remington, the Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design
University News - Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-07-18
Jul 18, 2016
RIT/NTID receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Innovation Generation Grant
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=56115
Jul 14, 2016
Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a grant for $30,000 as part of the Innovation Generation Grant program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions Inc. Through the grant,... View More...
RIT/NTID's Explore Your Future program got started this week
RIT University News / Campus Spotlight
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-07-14
Jul 14, 2016
Imagine RIT festival again voted area's 'Favorite Family-Friendly Festival'
University News
https://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=56105&source=enewsletter
Jul 14, 2016
RIT on TV: Center for Urban Entrepreneurship Career Day
WROC - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgppZOV4684
Jul 13, 2016
RIT on TV: Pokemon Go
RIT Senior Lecturer Mike Johansson
13 WHAM / Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDIsPFTK8ng
Jul 12, 2016
Kids on Campus Circuits & Gears Workshop
Kate Schuttenberg, Electrical Engineering grad student
University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2016-07-07
Jul 7, 2016
Henrietta Boy Scout troop donates 40 bags of goods to local food bank
Items collected from national and international collegiate race teams competing at Baja SAE Rochester
RIT University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=56080&source=enewsletter
Jul 5, 2016
Webster High School students learn coding strategies using games
James Heliotis, a professor of computer science at Rochester Institute of Technology helped develop the service along with colleagues
Webster Post
http://www.websterpost.com/news/20160622/webster-high-school-students-learn-coding-strategies-using-games
Jun 22, 2016
RIT receives grant to help assess child language abilities
RIT University News
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=56025&source=enewsletter
Jun 22, 2016
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
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