Student Delegates 2012

The College of Science Honors and Awards Committee has selected Philip Salvaggio (undergraduate) and Danielle Raymond (graduate) as the 2011-12 College of Science Student Delegates to represent the 2012 COS Graduating Class.




Philip grew up in Webster, New York and will earn degrees in Imaging Science and Computer Science.  After graduation, he plans on  pursuing a Ph.D. degree, focusing on three-dimensional applications in computer vision. Phil acknowledges that the large number of opportunities at RIT allowed him to pursue and develop his interests, both inside and outside the classroom.  He has been a part of the student chapter of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) since his freshman year.  Phil has received numerous honors and awards, he is in the Honors Program, and he has received the following scholarships/awards:  Abraham Anson Memorial Scholarship, RIT Nathaniel Rochester Society Scholarship, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science Fitz Scholarship, RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science Carlson Scholarship, ASPRS Central New York Region Student of the Year Award, United States Geospatial-Information Foundation Scholarship, and the RIT Presidential Scholarship.




Danielle grew up in Buffalo, New York and was enrolled in the Ken-Ton school district.  She obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Niagara University in 2010 and is currently working on her master’s degree in chemistry at RIT under a graduate teaching assistantship.  Danielle’s research is focused on the synthesis of a library of compounds which can be used as difluorometric probes to study the formation of micelles/reverse micelles in solution.  Danielle notes that her time spent at RIT has helped her to juggle the responsibilities of student, teacher, and researcher efficiently.  She will continue her course of education in the Chemistry Ph.D. program at the University of Rochester.  Awards and Honors include:  Maintaining a 4.0 GPA at RIT, 2012 COS Graduate Student Delegate at RIT, 2010 Niagara University Top Senior Chemistry BS Student, 2009 American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Leadership Award, and publications in two Scientific Journals: Surface Science (2010) and Indoor and Built Environment (2011).