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Summer Research Program
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RIT’s 175 year legacy of student success lead to the design of the Fast Forward Summer Research Program. This program allows entering top-tier students at RIT the widest latitude in academic and research experiences.

The Summer Research Program is intended to broaden, early on, students’ academic experiences and to allow students to nurture their intellectual interests before enrolling in courses in the many degree programs at RIT. This program combines this opportunity with an informal introduction to college life within a community of highly capable students and faculty.


RIT’s Fast Forward Summer Research Program connects and motivates students through exciting and collaborative experiences such as orientation, courses, lab research, faculty and student interaction, off-campus activities, and weekly seminars. This program is committed to promoting leadership with understanding, learning without limits and working within a community.