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 researchers win USGS grant to improve Landsat 8 data
    Mon, 27 Mar 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have won funding from the US Geological Survey to ensure accurate temperature data from NASAs Landsat 8 satellite Climate researchers depend on public data from the Earthsensing satellite to measure surface changes over time The agency awarded Aaron Gerace and Matthew Montanaro senior scientists in RITs Chester Read more »

  • Saunders CollegeJunior Achievement educate RCSD students about business March 31
    Mon, 27 Mar 2017
    Saunders College of Business will once again go elementary at School No 50 on Friday March 31 The business college at Rochester Institute of Technology and Junior Achievement Read more »

  • RITs 12th Creative Industry Day set for March 30 in Gordon Field House
    Fri, 24 Mar 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technologys 12th annual Creative Industry Day is scheduled for 11 am to 6 pm Thursday March 30 inside the Gordon Field House providing companies from near and far the opportunity to meet with university talent in a career fair setting Creative Industry Day sponsored by RITs Office of Career Read more »

  • Carillon set to ring across campus on Friday for first time in years
    Wed, 22 Mar 2017
    The sound of the RIT carillon bells will be heard throughout campus for the first time in nearly three years on Friday In the fall of 2014 the old carillon bell system played for its final time The system which was over a decade old and had a life expectancy of approximately Read more »

  • RIT closing at 2 pm today March 14
    Tue, 14 Mar 2017
    RIT will be closed as of 2 pm today due to the severe weather conditions Dining locations will stay open until 130 pm As of now the university plans to reopen tomorrow Please visit the RIT homepage for future updates as well as university social media sites RITNews Twitter and RIT Read more »

  • Saunders College of Business hosts Sharpen the Saw alumni event March 17
    Fri, 10 Mar 2017
    The 14th annual Sharpen the Saw day hosted by Saunders College of Business will continue to offer some razoredged advice for RIT Executive MBA alumni More than 70 participants are expected to attend the daylong campus event on Friday Read more »

  • RITs JaNai Gray receives prestigious award
    Fri, 10 Mar 2017
    JaNai Gray who received a bachelors degree in criminal justice and sociology from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016 was selected as one of 10 recipients of an Independent Sector Student Service Award and a 500 HD Paley Scholarship The award given March 6 in Albany at a meeting of the Commission Read more »

  • Career development conference for Rochesters young professionals March 16
    Fri, 10 Mar 2017
    Registration is open for the third annual Young Professionals in Higher Education Conference March 16 at Rochester Institute of Technology The daylong conference aims to provide local young professionals with an opportunity to build skills network and plan for the next step in their careers The professional development conference will be held Read more »

  • Local companies with RIT connections get 1 million boost from New York state
    Fri, 10 Mar 2017
    Four earlystage companies launched at Rochester Institute of Technology have received more than 1 million through New York states Minority and Womenowned Business Enterprise Investment Fund The companies have also received more than 19 million in private matching funds Read more »

  • Saunders College of Business ExOut Extremism at SXSW March 11
    Thu, 09 Mar 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technologys Peer to Peer Challenging Extremism winners of the federal government global university challenge are headed to the popular South by Southwest SXSW conference and festival in Austin Texas Read more »

  • RIT evening classes canceled
    Wed, 08 Mar 2017
    RIT classes those starting at 5 pm or later will be canceled this evening due to severe weather conditions Any classes currently in session will end at 5 pm There is a high wind warning for Monroe County and surrounding counties that will remain in effect until 10 pm according Read more »

  • RIT alumnus wins national award for undergraduate physics research
    Tue, 07 Mar 2017
    A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technologys College of Science has been recognized by the American Association of Physics Teachers and the Advanced Laboratory Physics Association for his contributions as an undergraduate student researcher to RITs School of Physics and Astronomy Read more »

  • RIT professor helps develop detection treatment criteria for pediatric hip dysplasia
    Tue, 07 Mar 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology professor Hamad Ghazle has been nominated by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography to serve on an expert panel developing criteria on pediatric hip dysplasia for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Ghazle will participate on the panel working on the Appropriate Use Criteria for Detection and Nonoperative Read more »

  • CHAIRity auction on campus for 2017 RIT United Way Campaign March 717
    Tue, 07 Mar 2017
    Please take a seat Thirty ordinary chairs have been transformed into beautiful works of art and are available to the highest bidderin support of the 2017 United Way of Greater Rochester campaign The third annual CHAIRity Auction to benefit Rochester Institute of Technologys 2017 United Way Campaign runs March 717 and the Read more »

  • Optimism abounds at RITs Spring Career Fair
    Thu, 02 Mar 2017
    Rachelle Siawta and Sarah Woolf Spath are proof that Rochester Institute of Technologys career fairs connect students with employers When they were students Siawta 10 electricalmechanical engineering technology and Spath 13 mechanical engineering both were offered coops with Exelon Corp which owns and operates the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario NY Read more »

  • Top RIT News stories and videos for February 2017
    Wed, 01 Mar 2017
    News about two alumnis pitch on Shark Tank was the most read story last month Check out all of Februarys top stories and videos Top News Stories 1 RIT Saunders College alumni pitch business on Shark Tank Feb 24 2 RITNTID alumnus to perform National Anthem America the Beautiful at Super Bowl Feb 5 3 Read more »

  • Saunders College graduates strike a deal during Shark Tanks 1 millionmark episode
    Mon, 27 Feb 2017
    It was a wild mission to save elephants that helped two RIT Saunders College of Business alumni strike a deal on ABCs Shark Tank last week Nathan Coleman 09 marketing from Ossining NY and James Brooks 09 international business from Schenectady NY gave up 175 percent of The Elephant Pants to fashion Read more »

  • Global Payments executive headlines womens leadership event at RIT
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017
    Jane Elliott knows from personal experience that many women receive little or no mentoring in their careers Growing up in the small town of Friendship NY she was one of them I was blue collar raised the youngest of four girls and in 1984 it was like the Dark Ages with Read more »

  • Explore engineering and engineering technology careers innovations and networking Feb 2025
    Thu, 16 Feb 2017
    Justin Hamilton and Chris Stern alumni of RITs civil engineering program and owners of the No 1 company in Rochesters Top 100 Companies of 2016 will be featured as Innovators x26 Entrepreneurs one of several alumni sessions at RIT taking place during National Engineers Week Feb 2025 The alumni will discuss Read more »

  • RIT Saunders College alumni pitch business on Shark Tank Feb 24
    Wed, 15 Feb 2017
    Would a mission to save elephants and a haremstyle pants apparel line have enough trunk appeal to savvy investors of the wildly popular ABC show Shark Tank Two Rochester Institute of Technology alumni from Saunders College of Business are betting their companys unique product line of The Elephant Pants will end up Read more »