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Top RIT News stories and videos for December 2016

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 5:03pm
Wed, 04 Jan 2017*** News about RITs firstever winter glass sale was among the most popular last month Check out all of Decembers top stories and videos Top News Stories 1 Organizers preparing for firstever winter glass sale at RIT on Dec 4 2 Comedian TJ Miller to headline RITs FreezeFest 17 3 RIT Theme Park Enthusiasts sweep awards

RIT alumnus named Forbes 30 Under 30

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 7:57pm
Tue, 03 Jan 2017*** RIT alumnus Sean Petterson landed on the prestigious 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in manufacturing and industry Petterson who graduated from RIT in 2013 in industrial design is a founder of the industrial safety products company StrongArm Technologies Inc According to Forbes StrongArm has raised 45 million from investors including 3M which

RITNTID alumnus establishes student workshop series

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 6:07pm
Mon, 12 Dec 2016*** Marc Roer of Chicago an alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf has established a fund to provide a series of workshops that focus on students soft skills and practical use of todays technology

Eight degrees of success for this South African family

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:51pm
Fri, 09 Dec 2016*** RIT has become an educational legacy for eight members of the Chhita family from Johannesburg South Africa Radha will be graduating next May with a Master of Science degree in professional studies from the School of Individualized Studylike her sisters Asha 07 and Tulsi 16 before her Another sibling Kalpana earned an

RITs Venture Creations incubator welcomes two new companies to its roster

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 1:25pm
Thu, 08 Dec 2016*** Rochester Institute of Technologys Venture Creations business incubator has announced the recent inclusion of two new companies to its roster Empire Medicinals founded by RIT alumnus Q George Zheng and Christopher Carter is a biotech manufacturer hoping to advance health and wellbeing by modernizing traditional herbal medicines through the cultivation extraction and

RIT launches MicroMasters program in Cybersecurity with edX

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:07am
Wed, 07 Dec 2016*** Professionals looking to break into a cybersecurity career now have an accelerated and reduced cost option to earn a masters degree from Rochester Institute of Technology Starting in March learners can begin the RIT Cybersecurity MicroMasters program with edX the leading nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT Upon completing

Osher at RIT hosts preview session for winter term classes Jan 5

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:12pm
Wed, 30 Nov 2016*** People never outgrow the sheer joy of learning something new Thats why the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology is offering a sneak peek of winter term classes for thinkers ages 50 and beyond Registration for the 2017 winter term begins Dec 13 Osher will hold the preview session

PhD in computing and information sciencesKen Wong 10 IBM

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Ken Wong 10 computing and information sciences is working with IBM Watson Health to help save lives As a research staff member at IBM Research since earlier this year Wong is teaching the artificially intelligent computer system Watsonmade famous by its winning run on the quiz show Jeopardyhow to identify specific features

Grads shift gears from roommates to more

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Danyelle Greene 13 civil engineering technology and Steve Skurski 15 mechanical engineering technology werent always a package deal In fact they started out as far from one In 2012 Danyelle was in her fourth year of study at RIT She was working to recruit a friend David Donaldson 13 who goes by

Graduate works to educate through her artwork

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** In the fall of 2008 Remy Glock 11 graphic design made the bold decision to transfer more than 2000 miles from her hometown in Reno Nev to RITNTIDa choice she said helped to shape her perception of community Five years later the Chicagobased designer is using typography as a medium to educate

RITs first Alumni House opening in 2017

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** RITs first multipurpose welcome center for alumni on campus is expected to open in the coming year In December 2013 RIT purchased a private estate home and surrounding grounds adjacent to campus across from the Red Barn Renovations began this fall to include meeting space an alumni library an Alumni Association boardroom

Esquire raises a glass to graduates restaurant

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Chuck Cerankosky 03 industrial design had never served a dinner table or bartended when he opened Good Luck restaurant in Rochester eight years ago But he had been trained in industrial design and as part of that training he was prepared to solve problems Opening a restaurant is a design project Cerankosky said

PhD in microsystems engineeringArchana Devasia 05 11 NASA

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Hightech equipment launched by NASA is exploring the origins of the universe in the farthest most remote reaches of space Archana Devasias work building some of the complex detector systems on that equipment ensures that data is being successfully transmitted back to Earth The microsystems engineering PhD graduate is a research associate

Graduates company wins Apple Design Award

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** After graduating from RIT John Traver 10 motion picture science began working for a postproduction company and soon became frustrated with video collaboration offerings for the creative industry We were working on multiple projects with freelancers and clients and found it extremely difficult to manage them Traver recalled We looked to see

Future Stewards Program grows community of Native scholars

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Native Americans make up only 1 percent of college students in the US and are often the first in their families to go to college Naomi Lee was in that 1 percent Accepted at several universities Lee chose RIT for its academics and proximity to family on Cattaraugus Indian Reservation near Buffalo

Alumni awarded highest rating for snowboard

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** After Zhenya Grinshteyn 09 marketing saw a YouTube video one night where surfers were making their own surfboards he sent a text to his former college roommate Ben Beisler 10 civil engineering technology I figured if these guys can figure out how to make surfboards we can probably figure out how to

RITNTID program encourages students to pursue doctoral degrees

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** RIT alumnus Lorne Farovitch understands the difficulty that many deaf and hardofhearing students face when pursuing careers in scientific research Perceived communication barriers a shortage of qualified interpreters and the lack of networking opportunities with deaf and hardofhearing mentors in research roles can all be deterrents In fact according to a report

PhD in sustainabilityXue Wang 10 14 UL Underwriters Laboratories

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Take a look at most any household appliance light bulb or even your mobile phone and youll likely see the UL Underwriters Laboratories markthe single most accepted certification and safety standard for electrical devices in the United States The iconic symbol appears on 22 billion products annually Xue Wang 10 14 applied

PhD in astrophysical sciences and technologyGrant Tremblay 11 Yale

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Grant Tremblay 11 astrophysical sciences and technology uses some of the most powerful telescopes in the world to study supermassive black holes and young stars that form around them and the dynamics of galaxies as they grow and evolve Tremblay is an astronomer and a NASA Einstein Fellow at Yale University whose

Alumnus designs new RIT Alumni House

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Architect GianPaul Piane 07 woodworking and furniture design had been working on building projects on the RIT campus for years when he attended the Master of Fine Arts in furniture design thesis show in 2000 I was pretty intrigued Piane said adding that following the show he got more information on the