College of Science
  Orientation  2012

Schedule Overview

College of Science



Welcome to the registration and information page for the College of Science Academic Day! The faculty, staff, and administration of the  College of Science are proud that you will be joining us this Fall.

On Thursday, August 22, you will be spending the day here with us. Here is a brief schedule of the day's events:

9:15 - 9:30 AM: Welcome from our Dean, Dr. Sophia Maggelakis, followed by group photo.

9:30-11:45 AM: Academic Advisement, Scheduling Assistance (if needed), meetings with Department Advisers 

9:30 -11:45 AM: Board and Card games in game room; Outdoor games and activities (weather permitting)

11:45-12:45 PM: Lunch (Dietary restrictions? Email Michael Cross, mjcobd@rit.edu, by 8/20)

12:30-1:15 PM: Ice Cream cart 

1:00-3:30 PM: Board and Card games in game room; Outdoor games and activities (weather permitting)

1:15-3:30 PM: Futurama Episodes in Auditorium A300

1:15-2:15 PM: Activity #1 (see below)

2:30-3:30 PM: Activity #2 (see below)

Here are the activities from which you may choose:

1) Make Your Own Survivor Bracelet

A survivor bracelet contains about 2 m of 550 paracord - parachute cord that can withstand 550 lb strain - tied in a special series of knots. You can wear it, you can take it apart if you're stranded in the wilderness and need to make a camp gadget (like a chair) or hand a bear bag from a tree. We will have assorted colors of paracord available. You can use one or two colors to make your bracelet.

2) Square Maneuvers

Twenty-five participants stand in a 5 by 5 grid and try to move about the grid by following instructions given to them by one of the faculty.

3) Pathway Shuffle

In this board game, up to ten tables, with up to four players each, will compete in biology trivia to be the first to collect a complete pathway.  Each player gets to pick (and keep!) their own game token.

4)  Exploring Earth and  The Universe

Come Explore the Earth and Universe beyond with the Science Exploration Technology projects developed by the Insight Lab in the Carlson Center for Imaging Science. Fly through the Universe using the Microsoft Kinect, and use Wiimotes to explore features on the Sun and Earth,  and the surface of Mars in 3D . You can also investigate the Scales of the Universe from the smallest to the largest, and take virtual tours of the research labs in the Center. Learn about the Insight Lab’s “Tech Tank” opening this fall where you will be able to work on developing your own projects through the year.

Please sign up for activities here

Please note that certain activities have limited capacity. We will strive to make sure that you get to participate in at least one of your top two choices. 

We will let you know on the day of the event which activities you're assigned to for the afternoon.

If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact the event coordinator:

Michael Cross,  Academic Services Coordinator
Thomas Gosnell Hall, Room 1130
Phone 585.475.2484  Email Michael.Cross@rit.edu

Monday, August 26: Classes begin