Alumni In The News

RIT alumni make news every day; winning awards, impacting industry, improving their communities and changing the world for the better. Here, we present some of the highlights from our alumni in the news.

  • RIT alumnus Steven Van Slyke inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame
    Fri, 16 Feb 2018
    Steven Van Slyke a Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for coinventing the organic lightemitting diode or OLED Digital display screensfrom smartphones and smart watches to computers high definition and ultrahighdefinition televisionsuse the flexible lightemitting technology for improved image quality power efficiency and Read more »

  • RIT Venture Creations graduate earns major investment from Empire State Development
    Thu, 15 Feb 2018
    A 2017 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technologys Venture Creations technology business incubator is the recipient of a major investment from Empire State Development Token an identity technology startup founded by RIT alumni Melanie and Steve Shapiro will receive up to 175 million through the New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund Token Read more »

  • Two RIT Kosovo alumni named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list
    Thu, 08 Feb 2018
    Two RIT Kosovo alumni are featured in a prestigious 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the field of European law and policy Blinera Meta 13 applied arts and science and Dafina Olluri 13 applied arts and science were recognized for their use of technology to improve government transparency and accountability Read more »

  • Tigers can Thank a Giver on Tuesday
    Thu, 08 Feb 2018
    Its that time of the year when tags paint the campus for RITs annual Thank a Giver TAG Day a day dedicated to celebrating those who have given back their time talent and treasure to the university To celebrate RITs donors The Fund for RIT is hosting a TAG Day Fair from Read more »

  • Kevin Sheldon announced as new Alumni Association Board President
    Fri, 02 Feb 2018
    Kevin Sheldon 02 management information systems began serving his twoyear term as the new Alumni Association Board President on Jan 1 In addition to his career as vice president of operations at CareJourney Sheldon is passionate about serving the RIT community and its more than 125000 alumni The Alumni Association Board works to Read more »

  • Lifelike Limbs
    Fri, 26 Jan 2018
    Millions of people in impoverished countries need prosthetics Helping to meet that need is Jade Myers an RIT alumna and lab manager at the RIT Access Technology Prototyping Lab Myers has also done work as a research associate with LimbForge an international nonprofit designing culturally appropriate and affordable 3Dprinted prosthetic devices Read more »

  • 50 million moment
    Fri, 26 Jan 2018
    The guesses started streaming in after RIT officials said there would be historic news announced on Dec 13 RIT will be switching back to quarters We are getting a football team The school colors are changing Students faculty staff and alumni gasped and then cheered when they heard the real announcement A 2009 alumnus is Read more »

  • Chills thrills and surprises The Wonderful World of Oz comes to RITNTID
    Wed, 24 Jan 2018
    The performing arts department at Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf presents The Wonderful World of Oz April 1922 with encore performances June 28July 1 in celebration of NTIDs 50th anniversary reunion celebration The production will be held in the Robert F Panara Theatre Lyndon Baines Johnson Read more »

  • RIT offers online graduate program in product development and manufacturing leadership
    Tue, 23 Jan 2018
    Engineers scientists technical managers and other professionals looking to move into mid and seniorlevel management positions in hightech industries can attain the needed product development and leadership skills through programs offered at Rochester Institute of Technology RIT is hosting a webinar Engineering Leadership Programs at RIT from noon to 1 pm on Read more »

  • Top RIT News stories and videos for 2017
    Thu, 11 Jan 2018
    What a year RIT had some great news to share in 2017 Among the top stories are the 50 million gift from Austin McChord and the announcement of David Munson as RIT39s 10th president See 201739s top stories and videos below Stories 1 Alumnus gives RIT 50 million to foster entrepreneurship and cybersecurity 2 David Read more »

  • Top RIT News stories and videos for December 2017
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018
    Check out all of Decembers most popular stories below 1 Alumnus gives RIT 50 million to foster entrepreneurship and cybersecurity 2 RIT professor launches tabletop games to enhance peoples understanding of religion 3 A history of philanthropy for RIT 4 RIT professor among first to use James Webb Space Telescope during its inaugural run 5 Telecommunications Read more »

  • Baby shark alert RIT alumnae write and illustrate childrens book for shark lovers
    Mon, 18 Dec 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology alumna and selfdescribed shark whisperer Tamra Werner shares her love for the ocean in her debut childrens book Kolis Birthday Adventure Koli the Great White Shark The factually based story unfolds with the birth of Koli a great white pup and the lessons he must learn to survive Read more »

  • Alumnus gives RIT 50 million to foster entrepreneurship and cybersecurity
    Wed, 13 Dec 2017
    A 2009 alumnus has given Rochester Institute of Technology 50 million the largest donation ever made to the university and one of the largest ever in the region The unprecedented gift comes from Austin McChord founder and CEO of Datto a Connecticutbased data protection company with engineering and support offices in downtown Read more »

  • Learn more about RITs entrepreneurial ecosystem leadership in cybersecurity and donor Austin McChord
    Wed, 13 Dec 2017
    About Innovation and Entrepreneurship at RIT RIT provides a unique multidisciplinary ecosystem aimed at promoting and supporting innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors of its students faculty and staff That network includes The Albert J Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship which offers interdisciplinary curriculum experiential learning through the Student Incubator coaching access to the Read more »

  • Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People poet Reenah Golden to perform at RITs Expressions of Kings Legacy Jan 25
    Mon, 11 Dec 2017
    Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People a critically acclaimed soul band from Rochester will be the featured performers at the 2018 Expressions of Kings Legacy event at Rochester Institute of Technology BET News host and CNN political contributor Marc Lamont Hill will deliver the keynote address and local poet Reenah Golden Read more »

  • Civil engineering technology students recognized at annual construction management competition
    Tue, 05 Dec 2017
    For the second year in a row Rochester Institute of Technology civil engineering technology undergraduates took top placements at the annual Associated Schools of Construction ASC Region I student construction management competition RIT which fielded four teams for the event that took place in November in Albany NY had its DesignBuild Read more »

  • Top RIT News stories for November 2017
    Mon, 04 Dec 2017
    Check out all of Novembers most popular stories below Top News Stories 1 New RITinspired beer crafted by Three Heads Brewing to hit shelves Nov 10 2 Top 10 US colleges battle at National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition 3 Theme park ride designer nabs dream job 4 Monster colliding black holes might lurk on the edge Read more »

  • RIT Kosovo and National Gallery in Kosovo host Unearthing a lost alphabet
    Fri, 01 Dec 2017
    RIT Kosovo AUK and The National Gallery in Kosovo Galeria e Arteve e Kosoves are hosting a unique exhibition that unearths a lost Albanian alphabet Evetari Ringjallja e AlfabetitUnearthing a lost alphabet will be debuting in an opening reception today at 6 pm at The National Gallery in Kosovo RIT Kosovo alumnus Read more »

  • Couple turns cider mill into destination
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    Bill and Brenda Michaels like to tell people that they have three children and their oldest child is never going to leave the house That oldest child is their business Fly Creek Cider Mill x26 Orchard in Central New York The couple recently published a cookbook to celebrate the cider mills Read more »

  • Graduates career takes an unexpected swing
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    In 2009 Ryan Steenberg graduated from RIT with a masters degree in medical illustration Seven years later Steenberg was runnerup in the 2016 World Long Drive Championship How does a medical illustrator become a champion at driving golf balls The answer is part timing mixed with a little luck and a love Read more »