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Student from RIT GEAR UP program wins national Student of the Year award
A high school student involved in Rochester Institute of Technology's Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (NYGEAR UP) earned national recognition as the 2018 GEAR UP Student of the Year. The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) is giving the honor to Chane'l Giddens, a sophomore at... READ MORE »
Engineering professor inducted into international Women in Technology Hall of Fame
Santosh Kurinec, an engineering professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, was one of six influential women from around the world honored for their work as visionaries in technology, engineering and science and inducted into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame. Since 1996, Women in Technology International has recognized women whose... READ MORE »
First graduating class of Rochester Prep High School students are bound for college
Rochester Institute of Technology's partnership with Rochester Prep High School reached a major milestone today: all 25 of the graduating students from the first class at Rochester Prep High School are bound for college. Today the charter school's initial group of seniors celebrated Decision Day, announcing where they will attend college... READ MORE »
RIT recognized by U.S. Department of State as Gilman Top Producing Institution
The U.S. Department of State recognized Rochester Institute of Technology for success providing study-abroad opportunities for students with disabilities. RIT was named to the inaugural list of U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in academic year 2016-2017. The Gilman... READ MORE »
Hamad Ghazle honored as 2018 Edwina Award winner as advocate for diversity and inclusion
In his recommendation letter, Hamad Ghazle was described as refreshing, positive and someone who ensures that new students in his college feel welcomed, included and most of all, capable. For these qualities and his advocacy for gender diversity on campus and in the community, Ghazle was honored with the 2018 Edwina... READ MORE »
Division of Diversity and Inclusion celebrates outstanding RIT community members
Rochester Institute of Technology's Division of Diversity and Inclusion (DDI) recognized some of the university's greatest proponents of diversity and inclusion with annual awards presented at the DDI Celebration of Excellence on April 25. Among the awards distributed this year were the new DDI Vice-President and Associate Provost Awards, created to recognize... READ MORE »
Annual Imagine RIT highlights academic and artistic creativity
Christian Goossen was explaining to a visitor an exhibit on how a person might survive on Mars. The visitor asked how far along he was on his Ph.D. "I'm a freshman," replied Goossen, a biotechnology and molecular bioscience major from Chili, N.Y. Goossen was among hundreds of RIT students behind a record 438 exhibits... READ MORE »
RIT graduate heads home to Afghanistan to inspire women in computing careers
University Communications is highlighting a few members of the Class of 2018. See more commencement news at rit.edu/news/commencement. Nasir Safdari remembers the first time he saw a computer in-person. "I had only ever seen them in movies before," said Safdari, a Fulbright scholar who is graduating with a master's degree in software engineering.... READ MORE »
Destler/Johnson Rochester City Scholar eyes career in architecture
University Communications is highlighting a few members of the Class of 2018. See more commencement news at rit.edu/news/commencement. Kiasia Singletary, a fourth-year student graduating with a bachelor's in interior design, is poised to take the next step toward a career in architecture. In June, Singletary will begin an internship with LaBella Associates, an... READ MORE »
CIAS grad proud to wear stole representing heritage and hard work
University Communications is highlighting a few members of the Class of 2018. See more commencement news at rit.edu/news/commencement. When Elizabeth Sheffield crosses the stage at graduation, she'll do so wearing a special stole that exemplifies her heritage, hard work and the tremendous support she has received from her Native American tribe during... READ MORE »