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RIT's CBET camp explores 'Chemistry in My Cookies?'
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...
Hundreds of students spending summer learning at RIT's Kids on Campus
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...
RIT SMASH experience gives girls mad math skills and career ideas
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...
RIT hosts 'GenCyber' computing security program for students and teachers
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...
Learning business, one lemonade at a time
Ebony Miller
Democrat & Chronicle
Jun 6, 2015
Young artists, writers win RIT/NTID's digital arts, film, writing competitions
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
Jun 3, 2015
RIT's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship sponsors Lemonade Day in Rochester June 6
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
May 14, 2015
Faith community plays role in students' academic future
RIT's 2014-15 Minett Professor, Randy Henderson
Democrat & Chronicle
May 8, 2015
Saunders College/Junior Achievement help educate RCSD students about business May 8
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
Apr 30, 2015
Livonia and Dansville students awarded Saunders College Scholarship to attend RIT
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
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
Apr 16, 2015
Man uses 3-D printer to make arm for girl
Local 12 WKRC Cincinnati
Apr 9, 2015
Young math students gathering at NTID this weekend
Democrat & Chronicle
Apr 9, 2015
The 11th annual Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday on the RIT campus
University News / Campus Spotlight
Apr 6, 2015
Middle-school students compete in annual E-Cubed Science Fair at RIT on April 9
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
Apr 3, 2015
RIT/NTID Scouten Internship awarded to Chicago educator
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
Mar 27, 2015
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
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