Articles tagged with: GCCIS


College Puzzle Challenge

(April 24 2013) Written by: Melody Kelly in Student Life

Puzzles, teamwork, and free food: Microsoft recently hosted their annual College Puzzle Challenge on campus. This year, students from 14 campuses across...

Switching Majors

(March 08 2013) Written by: Melody Kelly in Majors & Minors

“Be passionate about what you do”: this was one piece of advice that stuck with me and ultimately led to my decision...

Founding a New Student Organization

(February 08 2013) Written by: Josh Vickerson in Clubs, Computing, Majors & Minors, Student Life

There are plenty of student groups in the Golisano College. We've got the Society of Software Engineers (SSE), the Computer Science Community...

The T in RIT: Labs & Software

(December 28 2012) Written by: Kevin Granger in Computing

I’m going to guarantee you that RIT has more labs than your local animal shelter.I was just thinking about how much time...

Why I Chose RIT

(December 06 2012) Written by: Melody Kelly

When I first began my college search, I was unsure of exactly what I should be looking for. Location? Public or private?...

Halloween at RIT

(November 02 2012) Written by: Kevin Granger

RIT is known, at least in terms of its student life, to be full of character. On many days of the year,...

The Wonderful World of Me

(October 18 2012) Written by: Josh Vickerson in Student Life

It's fascinating, being me. No really, it is. I don't say this out of arrogance. I simply say this to cast upon...

(Video Blog) Attention GCCIS Students: Check out the Google Wallet

(August 03 2011) Written by: Alissa Anderson in Innovation, Majors & Minors, Rochester & Monroe County, Student Life, Women at RIT

Hey everyone, I am currently recording from Burlington Vermont. I just finished my commute home from the office. I was listening to...

Attention GCCIS Students: Check out the Google Wallet (Video Blog)

(August 03 2011) Added by: Alissa Anderson

Hey everyone, I am currently recording from Burlington Vermont. I just finished my commute home from the office. I was listening to the radio and they were talking about the current Google homepage.
If you go to you will notice that below the search bar there is a link to Google’s latest addition to the android market. That being a phone with capabilities of connecting you to your Google Wallet. The Google wallet being a virtual access point to you bank account, credit card, or Google gift card if you do not have the services they request. I thought this was a really cool idea. This gives people the ability to not carry any money, not carry their credit cards, just walk into any store, swipe your smartphone and pay for your goods.
I thought that was really awesome so I immediately went home to see if this would work in Burlington, VT. Burlington of course not being the biggest tech center, it is known for bicycles and organic food, I thought it was going to be very strange if this service was offered in the area… In fact it was actually accepted at a lot of gas stations in town. I then decided to look at my hometown, Albany New York….though that was little more tech savvy. And in fact it is, not only gas stations but also Rite Aid, CVS, and other convenience stores will accept the phone. I then looked into Rochester New York, home to RIT where we will all be this fall. In addition to the gas stations and the convenient stores I mentioned earlier, several retailers will also accept your phone – one being New York and Company, located in the Market Place Mall, which I found really surprising. If any girls are thinking about shopping in Rochester before you go back to school there will be no credit card required you can just use your smartphone and swipe away while you shop.

I did think this was a really cool idea and wanted to share it with everyone. To all those in GCCIS shout out to you. Anyone in a computer science major: I think this is really cool for your majors, for where your industry is heading. Hopefully one of you can figure out how to connect our student ID cards to our smartphones so next year we can just swipe our phones rather then those cards. That would be really cool, think about that, work on that before you get to campus. Thanks Guys!