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Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

When you think Silicon Valley, you should think RIT. University leadership and corporate partners in that region agreed that RIT’s mission aligns perfectly with 28 companies, two foundations, and the more than 4,000 Tiger alumni that live in that region. In summer 2016, an 82-member delegation of RIT leaders traveled to Silicon Valley to meet with current and aspirational partners to outline how the university can be a high-impact and highly strategic player in the region, and communicate our commitment to building a greater presence on the west coast.  more >> 

RIT Center for Sustainable Packaging

RIT Center for Sustainable Packaging

Nearly one-third of consumer waste is food packaging, and much of it cannot be recycled. Thanks to a major gift from the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation and American Packaging Corporation, RIT’s Center for Sustainable Packaging is finding ways to reduce that waste and its impact on the economy and the environment. The donor partnership came together to provide more than $2,000,000 to create the Center, which is driving new research in the development and use of sustainable packaging, as well as providing first-in-class education to future packaging and food production leaders. more >>