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RIT hosts largest number of NSF undergraduate research programs in New York
Rochester Institute of Technology leads universities in New York with seven federally funded summer research programs for undergraduate students, according to the National Science Foundation. "This reflects RIT's emergence as a student-centered research university, made possible by faculty from diverse disciplines," said David Bond, director of RIT's Sponsored Research Services. "REU sites... READ MORE »
RIT receives $1M to promote diversity among science majors
Rochester Institute of Technology has been awarded $1 million from a private philanthropy to increase diversity and inclusivity among undergraduate science majors and develop a strategy for supporting their success. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Inclusive Excellence Initiative is a five-year science education grant to develop future scientists reflecting the nation's diversity.... READ MORE »
Scott Franklin receives 2017 Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award
Scott Franklin, professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and director of the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (CASTLE), won the 2017 Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award. The award is given to a faculty member at RIT for his or her commitment to diversity and inclusion at... READ MORE »
Outstanding students, faculty and alumni recognized at Division of Diversity and Inclusion's Celebration of Excellence
The Rochester Institute of Technology community gathered to celebrate some of the university's greatest proponents of diversity and inclusion at A Celebration of Excellence on May 3. The Division of Diversity & Inclusion hosted the inaugural award ceremony and presented Beacon Awards to three students-Maria Smith, Rashik Sikder and Brendan John-as well... READ MORE »
Lea Vacca Michel earns the 2017 Edwina Award
Lea Vacca Michel, associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science, received the 2017 Edwina Award at the Women's Career Achievement Dinner on April 24. This honor is given to a faculty or staff member for his/her significant contributions to enhance gender diversity and inclusiveness at Rochester Institute of... READ MORE »
Magnanimous GIS grad student wants to give back
When you come across Chibueze Onwunaka inside the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) or elsewhere around the RIT campus, he often can be seen wearing a wide smile, a bright RIT-orange hat and joking gregariously with those around him. That wasn't always the case for this affable graduate student in sustainable systems,... READ MORE »
Words matter: Making the alma mater more inclusive
RIT recently made a small change to the lyrics of its alma mater to make a big statement about gender inclusion. Nearly 25 years after it was first written, the song's lyrics were changed for the first time to be more inclusive of the transgender, agender, genderqueer, and nonbinary members of the... READ MORE »
A family first: Graduating from college
Thousands of RIT students will take the stage in the Gordon Field house this May to receive recognition as their status shifts from college student to college graduate. For Leah Bockhahn, Muhammad Ibraheem and Shantel Forrest, crossing that stage has an even deeper meaning, as they become the first in their families... READ MORE »
Brendan John aims to pave the way for more Native Americans pursuing STEM degrees
Hard work, engagement with his community and dedication to research have defined Brendan John's time at Rochester Institute of Technology, and he is poised to take the next step in pursuing his dream of becoming a professor. John, who is graduating with a bachelor's degree in computational mathematics and a Master of... READ MORE »
RIT's business college hosts YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition May 5
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is the host for the ninth annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Saunders College Competition on Friday, May 5. The event is expected to draw more than 700 participating students, family... READ MORE »