RIT student installation wows crowds at GETEX 2017

A project created by undergraduate students at the Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai took centre stage at this year’s Gulf Education & Training Exhibition (GETEX), held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre recently.

The colour changing kinetic balls, which were suspended from the ceiling above RIT Dubai’s stand, were created by students Farrukh Khan, Azza Iqbal and Kawthar Al Humam during their co-operative internship placement with event technology solutions specialists Fractal Systems.

The installation provided an impressive backdrop to the exhibition, which welcomed thousands of prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students searching for university programs and training courses over the course of the three-day event.

Commenting on the exhibition, Alina Haider, a student from the International School of Creative Science in Sharjah who was searching for a business degree, said: “Visiting GETEX has been really useful in helping me to narrow down my choices for university without having to visit lots of open days. I’ve really enjoyed meeting the different representatives from the various educational establishments in Dubai and beyond.”

Dr. Yousef Al-Assaf, President of RIT Dubai added: “GETEX has been a wonderful chance to raise the profile of our university and have one-on-one conversations with prospective students from across the UAE. Our students’ installation provided a real talking point and showcased the opportunities available during our unique co-operative internship placements.”

RIT Dubai also showcased innovative 3D printing technology and visitors were greeted by much-loved mascot, Ritchie the Tiger.