2013 Session Info

College & Careers sessions include personal hands-on experiences, demonstrations and discussions. Working with our renowned faculty and students you will discover and utilize the state-of-the-art facilities and technology available at RIT.

You will have the opportunity to attend up to four sessions from the following list. Since space is limited in a number of the sessions, you should list your first six choices, in order of preference, on the Registration Form. Some sessions will run for two consecutive time slots which are noted by * Double Session. A few of the sessions will be held either in July or in August. These are noted with two asterisks (**) at the end of the description. All sessions are designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of the major/career area.
Notice: The sessions listed below are from the 2013 program. Please check back soon for the 2014 sessions.

Art, Design, & Crafts

(Also see workshops 19, 23, 25, 28, 48)

#1 3D Digital Design

Use 3D software and build simple objects for a simple scene, add color and textures, place lights, adjust the camera, and render a picture that you can then email to yourself. The 3D software that you will use is the same software used in computer and video games, and in the movies. Students will get a glimpse of how 3D Digital Design and traditional design skills are integrated into working with this technology.

#2 Ceramics: Hands on Clay

Are you interested in making pottery or ceramic sculpture? Stimulate your creativity with this hands-on experience in our School for American Crafts! Get an introduction to design vocabulary, technical skills, and the exciting world of creative expression! * double session

#3 Fine Arts

Whether through painting, printmaking, sculpture or any new forms (computers, video, installation, performance) fine arts emphasizes personal expression. From representational renditions of a scene to various forms of abstraction and concept-driven work, fine art encourages you to express your ideas and feelings. Explore the possibilities in this hands-on workshop. * double session

#4 Graphic Design

Graphic designers create visual communication solutions to inform, persuade, and entertain audiences. This session will provide an overview of the graphic design profession and a brief project. You will develop a visual composition combining typography and imagery that integrates visual principles of design and the use of design-oriented computer software for production of the project. * double session

#5 Illustration

Illustrators have captured our imagination for centuries. From childhood picture books to the most sophisticated political cartoons, from technical manuals to animated Disney movies, illustrators bring fresh vision to our world. Explore drawing and painting from the illustrator’s perspective using a variety of techniques to show the world what’s in your imagination. Bring home your finished work! * double session

#6 Industrial Design in 3D

Expose yourself to the dynamic area of product design. As an introduction to the profession of industrial design, learn how three-dimensional design concepts, which incorporate color, shape, form, and human factors, are used to create products such as toys, kiosks, exhibits, shoes, tools, furniture, and other items for consumer use. You will complete a short project during this session. * double session

#7 Interior Design

We will introduce you to the exciting profession of interior design, which incorporates creativity and human factors to create usable spaces. Color, light, materials, physical environment, architecture, and design concepts are some of the aspects involved in creating work, home, showroom, retail, restaurant, and exhibit spaces. A short project will take place during the session. * double session

#8 Medical Illustration

Medical illustrators help teach physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other allied health professionals through their illustrations, animations, and even three-dimensional models. Their work ranges from illustrations of the heart to animations explaining DNA replication. Their subjects include landscapes at the cellular and molecular levels that host every imaginable organism and substance. Complete an animation and take it with you to wow your friends. * double session

#9 New Media Design

New Media Design focuses on content concept and generation, design and implementation, as well as programming and software training. In the fast paced world of interactive media and motion graphics, the New Media Design professional is well equipped with aesthetic creativity and the knowledge and flexibility to meet this ever changing industry's needs and expectations. Combining design theory, an in-depth understanding of computer graphics and programming languages and their uses, these artists become highly skilled interactive designers. * double session

#10 Woodworking & Furniture Design

Explore the spectrum of woodworking possibilities, from studio furniture making to production work, from design for industry to art furniture. Learn about the qualities of wood by designing and working on a small piece using the band saw and an assortment of hand tools. * double session

#11 Work with Glass

In our well-equipped glass studio, you will have first-hand experience working with glass to create a completed piece. You will also be introduced to the exciting career possibilities in the glass field, such as an artist, designer, or independent artisan. Explore your creative potential! * double session

#12 Work with Metals

You will be introduced to properties of metals using a variety of tools and techniques while working on an actual piece. Develop your creative potential while exploring career options for metal artists-such as educator, jewelry designer, sales and marketing specialist, gem setter, and gallery manager! * double session

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Business and Management

(Also see workshops 27, 43, 47, 48, 53, 58)

#13 Economics Comes Alive in Your Daily Life

How do consumers and businesses make decisions? What motivates them? How do economic agents respond to different incentives? What are the implications of their behavior for economic outcomes? Answers to these questions have important implications for both business and government policies. See an illustration of how economists address such questions. With the aid of computer simulations you will examine conditions under which lower quality products survive in the marketplace. ** July only

#14 Hospitality & Tourism Management: Innovative Food Careers

Everyone eats food and we know what we like, but how does a food company know one of its products will be popular? Who creates our favorite candy bars, fast food sandwich, salad, ready-to-eat meal, or recipe that we got from a website? What products that we can't even think of today will be on our plates tomorrow? You will answer these questions and get some kitchen time to create your own food innovation. ** July only

#15 Hospitality & Tourism Management: Sustainable Hotels and Green Resorts

What will hotels and resorts of the future be like? Innovative technology, environmentally friendly practices and materials, and new leadership mindsets of young hospitality entrepreneurs and managers will prepare the international lodging industry to thrive in tomorrow's new world. ** August only

#16 How Will Trends in Management & International Business Change Your World?

Do you know on average, at least one third of sales of all major American firms comes from overseas? Do you know which is the largest market for auto, smartphone, solar power, and ecommerce? Learn about these and more important facts about International Business and discover how we are facing a very different world from five years ago because of competition from overseas. We will also explore a key to success in this ever-changing business environment - understanding and utilizing the role of employee creativity and teamwork to drive innovation. This workshop will engage students in using Management tools to achieve this objective.

#17 Play Beat the Market Game Online, and Learn About Accounting & Finance

Play Beat the Market, an online game simulating "real world" market conditions. Compete with others in your session and dominate the market to become a business tycoon. This session will also reveal how there is more to fields of Accounting and Finance than you know.

#18 Real-time Insights from Marketing & Information Systems Business Intelligence

How do the world's leading companies learn in the era of social media communications? What tools and techniques enable understanding massive amounts of data from multiple sources? In this interactive experience, you will discover real-time insights into the consumer perceptions of a product or service. You will learn about business intelligence and its application in Marketing and Management Information Systems (MIS).

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Communications

(Also see workshops 4, 9, 28, 44)

#19 Be a Media Architect for a Day: Digital Design for Publishing

Combining familiar tools like Adobe Photoshop and InDesign with the power of XML, you'll learn about the next generation of publishing as you create a custom publication during this fast-paced hands-on session. By leveraging templates and tools created at RIT, you'll get a taste of the exciting world of magazine production. Give your magazine a title and create a 4-page layout with pictures and stories. Leave with your magazine in hand. * double session

#20 Careers in American Sign Language-English Interpretation

What does it take to be an American Sign Language-English Interpreter? What kinds of jobs are available and where are they? It may surprise you to know that ASL-English Interpreters are in short supply in many different settings. From classrooms to courtrooms, qualified interpreters are in great demand. This interactive workshop will introduce you to the things you need to know about becoming an interpreter.

#21 Communication: Create Your Own Document

Communication is a part of daily life across many media. Whether through traditional news outlets, blogs, television commercials, web ads, press releases, or pamphlets, we are constantly absorbing messages and information. The fields of Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations, and Communication all work to help refine these messages and deliver them in ways that best serve the audience. You will complete an exercise that combines written and visual elements into a single document.

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Computing and Information Sciences

(Also see workshops 1, 9, 19, 33, 34, 35, 38, 52)

#22 Autonomous Robot Development

As robotic technology becomes more prevalent and computers more powerful, robots have the potential to perform more complex and useful tasks on their own. In this session, you will learn how we program robots to understand their environment, watch robots perform tasks on their own, and have a chance to control a robot as it drives around and reports on its environment. ** July only

#23 Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, and Gaze Based Applications

This session highlights current research in the Computer Science Graphics and Applied Perception Lab. Through hands-on demonstrations, you will explore active research areas that involve computer graphics. For example, how eye gaze tracking can be used in art, science, and everyday applications, making use of motion capture technology for control of avatars in virtual worlds, and discovering how facial motions can be used as an interface to computer applications. ** August only

#24 Computing Security: How Do You Defend Yourself from Hackers?

Have you ever wondered how secure your data is? Are passwords enough? Are your Facebook posts really private? How secure is your network and PC/Laptop? Computing security students learn how hackers break into systems and the necessary techniques to defend against these attacks. In this session, you will learn how to detect these events after they have occurred and work with common utilities that hackers use. You will also learn how they take control of systems via social engineering techniques in order to build a botnet.

#25 Game Design & Development: What Does It Take for a Career in Gaming?

This session provides an overview of careers in Game Design & Development, curriculum for the Bachelors of Science degree, and the academic preparation requirements. Get hands-on experience with games and virtual worlds created by current and former students, several of whom now enjoy careers at Microsoft Xbox, Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Electronic Arts, and Vicarious Visions. Students and faculty will be on-hand to answer questions about RIT's computing focus on game design and development topics, and the integration of game study within our curriculum.

#26 Information Technology: Careers for the 21st Century

Do you want a career where you can use the incredible power of computing to do wonderful things? Come visit us and we’ll tell you about our program in information technology that includes courses in mobile computing, web design and development, database design and development, and human-computer interaction. What you can accomplish with information technology will be limited only by your imagination! We'll also include an overview of employment opportunities and career paths.

#27 Networking and Systems Administration: Making the Internet Happen

Facebook, Pinterest, FourSquare. We use these and other applications every day from our home, school, and on the road. What makes it possible? What's next in the world of ubiquitous computing? It's up to you when you get involved in networking and systems administration. In this session we'll open up the world of networking and systems administration so you can see where we are and where we are headed.

#28 New Media Interactive Development: Where Technology Meets Creativity

Casual and mobile game development, rich media applications and website design, interactive 3D, and surface computing are just a few of the areas we explore by blending computing with the arts. For those who enjoy creativity as well as technical problem-solving, this is an exciting emerging field. You will have an opportunity to explore websites and online multi-user games and simulations made by our New Media students.

#29 Software Engineering: Team-Based Software Development

We are witnessing an explosion in the demand for software—for office productivity, corporate information, and e-commerce systems; for industry, manufacturing, and health care; for home entertainment and personal gadgetry; and for embedded software in everything from antilock braking systems, to hand-held computers and cellular phones. Software Engineers apply engineering problem-solving techniques, identify user requirements, develop specifications and identify possible solutions. You will get a hands-on introduction to the concepts of Software Engineering, through a fun activity using Robocode.

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Engineering and Engineering Technology

(Also see workshops 29, 57, 58, 61, 62, 63, 68)

#30 Biomedical Engineering: Engineering Solutions for the Human System

If you like helping people and using technology, biomedical engineering might be for you! Biomedical engineers are important contributors to multidisciplinary teams that develop new products and services in support of healthcare to restore, sustain, and enhance the health and well-being of individuals. You will see the impact of technology on the medical practice and learn about the kinds of jobs biomedical engineers do in their chosen profession.

#31 Chemical Engineering: The Engine of Industrial Society

Our modern industrial economy is critically dependent upon chemical engineering for manufacturing bulk and specialty chemicals and high-tech materials. Using their knowledge of scientific principles (physical and organic chemistry integrated with physics, mathematics, and biology) and design constraints (such as economics and environmental requirements), chemical engineers develop processes to manufacture raw materials with desired purity, on a scale that meets the demands of virtually every industry in our modern society. Chemical engineers also use their knowledge of chemical transformation to create such materials in an environmentally friendly way. Through lab demonstrations, learn how chemical engineers exploit chemistry to impact the world around us.

#32 Civil Engineering Technology: Making a Difference in Our World

Civil Engineering Technology graduates work on BIG engineering projects. They analyze, design and manage the construction of buildings, bridges, roads, railways, treatment facilities, wind farms, storm water management facilities, etc. Overall, they develop our built environment in society, hence the term ‘civil’. In addition, civil engineering technology graduates work towards developing sustainable infrastructure that will protect and conserve resources. Learn about the civil engineering profession and join our friendly bridge design competition using West Point Bridge Design software.

#33 Computer Engineering: Circuits to Software

Computer engineers use their knowledge of software and hardware design to develop and implement a variety of real-world products and systems, ranging from cell phones and smart appliances to robots and security systems. Through hands-on experiments, you will interact with simple games on a microcontroller board, which will help you better appreciate the interface between software and hardware.

#34 Computer Engineering Technology: The World of Embedded Computers

How many computer-controlled objects do you see every day? Anti-lock brakes, gaming systems, digital cameras, and wireless routers are all examples of products that contain embedded computers. The design, development, and production of embedded computers are the heart of the Computer Engineering Technology program. Explore the many exciting and challenging career opportunities available for computer engineering technology graduates and will include a laboratory project.

#35 Electrical Engineering: Electronics, Computers, Robots

Electrical engineering is a program of many engineering disciplines and the one from which many major innovations of this century have emerged. It involves areas such as integrated circuits, computers, lasers, robotics, semiconductors, bioinstrumentation, communications, and signal/image processing. Get a glimpse of electrical engineering in laboratories where you will view and manipulate images, use fuzzy-logic controllers, learn how to control robots with bio signals, measure electrical signals of the human body, and examine how electronics is applied to solve everyday problems.

#36 Electrical Engineering Technology: Power For Tomorrow's Generation

Do you want to be part of the power industry, design and test portable electronics or broadcast and communications systems? Start today with a hands-on application in our high-tech laboratories. Skin resistance varies with the level of stress experienced by a person. A professor with years of design engineering experience will lead you in constructing and testing an electronic circuit to measure skin resistance. Get involved in this fun and educational experiment.

#37 Industrial & Systems Engineering: All Systems Go

If you like putting all of the pieces of a puzzle together, industrial and systems engineering might be for you. Industrial engineers integrate materials, equipment, information, and/or people with an eye toward cost, quality, and safety…they bring all of the pieces of the system together to work harmoniously. In this lab, you will see how to create computer-assisted product designs, control and improve processes and systems using computer-based simulation tools, and design real-world assembly processes.

#38 Manufacturing Engineering Technology: iRobot to iPhone

Robots are not just some far-off idea reserved for Sci-Fi movies depicting the future. They are very real and are being used in manufacturing environments right now. You’ll learn about robotics and computer-controlled machines, explore the robotics and automation lab, run a variety of industrial robots, and visit the multimillion-dollar Center for Electronics Manufacturing laboratory. In this laboratory, you will operate automated equipment used to produce circuit boards like those used in cell phones, DVD’s, computers, and more.

#39 Mechanical Engineering Technology: Vehicle Design

Designing a car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle isn’t just about how it looks, it’s about how it performs. Experiment with computer simulation tools that help designers develop ideas and create vehicles that perform as well as they look. Experiment with mechanical challenges faced by engineers (like Lamborghini doors that open upward, suspension systems for improved ride or handling, or custom fitting a bicycle to its user) and think of new ways to enhance a vehicle’s design and performance.

#40 Mechanical Engineering: We Design the Future

Students, faculty, and staff from RIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering will be here to show you some of the work that they do every day involving alternative fuel vehicles (powered by wind or fuel cells), high-performance vehicles, a new blood pump designed to extend the lives of heart transplant patients, rockets, alternative energy sources, materials testing, the effects of smoking on the lungs, and more. See how Mechanical Engineers at RIT are working to make advances in the field that will reshape the future!

#41 Microelectronic Engineering: Fabrication of Modern Nano-scale Electronics

In this session, students will dress in a "gown," enter RIT's outstanding clean room laboratory and be guided through the process of photolithographic patterning of features on a silicon wafer. This is a key process used in the nano-scale manufacturing of a wide variety of modern electronic devices we use daily. Devices such as microprocessors, cell phones, memory, light emitting diodes, solar cells, microsensors and more. Learn about the course work, equipment and process supported by the lab, as well as employment and graduate school opportunities in this exciting field. When this session is over, you will get to take home the souvenir wafer that you processed. * double session

#42 Packaging Science: On the Road

Everything is packaged, from toothpaste to computers. Packaged goods surround us in our daily lives, yet we seldom give packaging materials much thought! See how packages are physically tested on vibration, drop and compression equipment to simulate truck, rail, and airplane shipment. You can even operate the drop tester! Step into the environmental chamber that simulates various levels of temperature and relative humidity. Examine and handle antique and modern packages. See leading-edge packaging production and testing equipment. Shrink wrap your wallet! Learn secrets of how things you use daily are packaged.

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Environmental Studies

(Also see workshop 31, 42)

#43 Environmental Sustainability Health & Safety: All Dressed Up and Nothing Will Grow

RIT’s Environmental Sustainability Health & Safety major was selected as one of the four best environmental programs in the nation! Environmental Managers earn high salaries helping companies produce goods and services without contaminating the environment. Come try on a Level-A Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Suit and learn how they protect workers from hazardous chemicals in the workplace, and citizens from chemical pollutants in the environment.

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Photography & Film

#44 Biomedical Photographic Communications: The Magnified Image

Picture the delicate complexity of a snowflake and the geometric drama of a crystal's brilliant facets, the surprising intricacy of granules of sugar and an inedible crystalline relative, sand. The possibilities for discovery through photography with a microscope will blow you away. Explore this inner world, bursting with 3D shape and color, awaiting your detection. You will use both video and photographic techniques to create your own work.

#45 Motion Picture Science: Basic Technical Concepts and Workflows

Have you ever wondered how digital video cameras work? Motion picture film? Digital and film projectors? What about all the systems used to create a movie? From editing and color correction to how special effects and 3D elements are added, this session will focus on imaging and color science, image processing and systems architecture of different motion picture imaging workflows. You will learn how motion imaging systems work and how they are put together to create the wonderful movies we all enjoy! If you have an engineering mind and also like to express your creativity, make sure to attend this session!

#72 Aerial Photography with Remote Controlled Drones (newly added!)

This workshop will demonstrate the use of remote controlled drone technology for acquiring aerial video and still images. Participants will learn about the range of available technologies ranging from low to high-end aerial platforms and cameras. Aerial videos of the participants on the RIT campus will be made and posted to YouTube during the class. * double session

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Social Sciences & Humanities

(Also see workshop 13)

#46 Criminal Justice

This session will introduce you to the fascinating world of criminal justice. You will hear from one of the professors in criminal justice who will provide an overview of 1) typical course requirements and student experiences, 2) other criminal justice course offerings and concentrations (e.g., in legal studies, criminology, and the criminal justice system), and 3) career opportunities within law enforcement, corrections, the legal system, the managed security industry, and other venues.

#47 International and Global Studies: How to Become a World-Analyst

How can we build sustainable futures for a globalizing world marked by rapid social change, environmental instability, political conflict and economic uncertainties? How does the expanding world system transform local and national cultures? Find out how this major prepares you for exciting careers by focusing on globalization, human rights, sustainable development, justice and peace, and populations politics, and by facilitating an international experience (study abroad), foreign language skills, and research opportunities.

#48 Museum Studies: What Really Happens at Night in the Museum?

While we all know that dinosaurs, mummies, paintings, and statues don't really come alive at night in the museum, we also know that we'd love to have the experiences that Larry Daley had the next time we visit a museum. What can museum professionals do to make today's museums come alive for their visitors? How can contemporary technology and interactive techniques give museum goers an experience that approximates what we see in the movies? You will brainstorm creative options for enlivening museum exhibitions. If you enjoy art, science, history, or archaeology and love to visit museums, learn how those interests can be the foundation for a career as a museum professional.

#49 Philosophy: Perhaps You are a Philosopher?

Perhaps you are a philosopher. So, perhaps, is everyone else, at least sometimes and to some extent. What is philosophy? One traditional answer, going back to the origin of the word in ancient Greece, was that philosophy is the love of wisdom. Another, is that philosophy is the attempt to answer apparently important questions that don't yet have clear-cut answers. What kind of life should you lead? What makes the difference between things that are ethically OK and things that are wrong? To what extent are the choices we make products of our heredity and our environmental background? If everything we can know about the world relies biologically on our sensory equipment, how can we know about things we can't sense, like electrons or quarks? And if there are other ways of coming to know things, what are they? Philosophy prepares you to read, write, and think critically. Find out what they do, how they do it, and why they do it.

#50 Political Science

Do clones have rights? New biotechnologies are challenging the very foundations of democracy and limited government. In this presentation you'll learn about the ways in which new biotechnologies are changing how we think about citizenship, consent, and personhood. We'll take a close look at the recent remake of Planet of the Apes as a way to challenge our preconceived notions of what it means to be human. Students will have the opportunity to take sides in the debate and think more deeply about how they understand their own place in government and their relation to other citizens. ** July only

#51 Political Science: To Boldly Go...

Come see this multi-media presentation on the politics of the original Star Trek television series. Learn how Star Trek reflected the American faith in liberal democratic institutions, the principles of equality, and government by consent. Learn how, despite the Prime Directive, Captain Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Scotty tried to make the galaxy safe for democracy by remaking the planets they visited in an image of an idealized America. Learn how the optimism and moral confidence of the crew of the USS Enterprise waned and wavered as the galaxy became more democratized, globalized, and peaceful. And, along the way, learn how RIT's cutting edge political science program prepares students for the challenges of life and a career in a world that is increasingly globalized. ** August only

#52 Psychology: Exploring Behavior through Computer Simulations

What kinds of cues do we use in recognizing anger in someone's face? Could we use a computer to counsel patients? How can we ensure cooperation and trust among coworkers? These are the kinds of questions asked by psychologists. We'll examine these topics and more using computer simulations. Learn about various careers in psychology and the college requirements for them.

#53 Public Policy: The World of a Policy Analyst

Maybe you are a U.S. ambassador negotiating an international climate change treaty. Or perhaps you are a regulatory affairs specialist informing your company about the impacts of new regulations. Or maybe you are a Homeland Security consultant providing advice on how terrorist threats should be thwarted. Welcome to the world of the policy analyst! Public policy combines an understanding of government, technology, and the social sciences to formulate policies for addressing today's most important problems. You will learn about the skills needed for a successful career in public policy. ** August only

#54 Sociology and Anthropology: Social Insights for a Globalizing World

The social world around us is ever more intriguing. Basic human relationships are being fundamentally transformed by global trade, information and transportation technologies, media and popular culture, and the movement of people across continents. Sociology and Anthropology are related fields of study dedicated to the understanding of society and culture. These disciplines examine social groups, relationships, institutions, their cultural meanings, and their differences across the globe. Everything from gender and sexuality, to concepts of "race" and ethnicity, family and marriage, migration, inequality, violence and justice, colonialism, urbanism and city life, slavery and human rights, the human impacts of natural disasters, and transnationalism are grist for the mill. Within anthropology, there are specialists in contemporary cultures and societies (cultural anthropologists) and also archaeologists, who study past human cultures through their materials remains. Join in and discuss how sociology and anthropology can be applied in today's job market.

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Science, Mathematics and Medical Sciences

(Also see workshops 8, 30, 31, 42, 44, 52)

#55 Cancer Cells and Confocal Microscopy at RIT

The Gosnell School of Life Sciences offers a unique opportunity to its students - the Confocal Microscopy Laboratory, accessible to undergraduates, graduate students and faculty from all areas of science and engineering. Participants in this session will learn how to grow and maintain stocks of cancer cell lines in a controlled, sterile environment. They will learn to fix cells onto a slide and stain them with fluorescent dyes. The stain cells will be viewed with the confocal microscope and participants will be able to take home a color photo of their cells. * double session

#56 Chemistry: The Wonders of Chemistry

Chemistry, imagination, and the world around us. Color, mystery, excitement-chemistry! Learn about everyday chemical mysteries. Where does color come from? What is a chemical reaction? How do materials behave under extreme conditions? Chemistry as a career is fun! Before you leave this session, we will teach you how to make your own slime.

#57 Health Frontiers and Technology: Collaborative Visions

This session draws from interdisciplinary projects and programs at RIT to highlight the ways in which engineering, biomedical research, imaging, computer science and informatics will help to drive forward new advances and opportunities in medicine and human health. We will also discuss a host of bio and engineering-related majors at RIT, in order to help students begin to envision where they might best fit for undergraduate work. ** July only

#58 Mathematical Sciences: Let's Make A Deal

In this popular 1970’s televised game show there is a brand new car behind one of three closed doors. There is a goat behind each of the other two doors. The host of the show knows which door conceals the car and he asks you, the contestant, to choose one of the three doors. Your prize will be whatever is behind the door you end up choosing. He opens one of the two doors that you did not choose and shows you that there is a goat behind this door. He then asks you to make a choice: Either you keep the door that you originally chose OR you switch and choose the other door which hasn’t been opened yet. Once you make this choice, the host opens the door you chose and reveals whether you win a new car or a goat. In order to obtain the best chance of winning the car, what should be your choice? We use simple probabilities to answer this question. You may be surprised by the result!

#59 Medical Science: Medical Detective - You Make the Call!

You will be involved in an actual clinical scenario, utilizing patient history and physical examination findings, while gaining an introduction to various diagnostic evaluations. By proceeding through this case, you will be guided to uncover the appropriate diagnosis. In this clinical vignette, you will be encouraged to illustrate appropriate risk factors and associated findings contributing to this diagnosis. The patient's prognosis and future preventive strategies for health promotion will be discussed. ** August only

#60 Medical Ultrasound

If you are thinking of a profession in the medical field, want to work with patients, have job stability and security, make a difference and even go to medical, dental or professional schools, then you must join our ultrasound team. The ultrasound team will walk you through a real, live and interactive demonstration (perhaps you will act as a patient or an ultrasound professional) to learn how this exciting ultrasound imaging modality looks at normal anatomy and diagnoses diseases. Yes, ultrasound is more than babies! Take a "live" look inside our bodies and see our organs without making any incisions or cuts or using any radiation or x-rays. Will this be your ideal college major or future profession?

#61 Physics: In the Blink of an Eye

Physics is all around us. A raindrop hitting a leaf, the path of a baseball, or a cat jumping onto a table are all things we can see with the naked eye. There are also many things we can't quite see because they happen a little too fast. How does a slinky fall? How does a balloon pop? Just how fast can you move? We'll make some fascinating slow-motion videos using inexpensive cameras, and see how to use them as measurement tools for exploring the physics of motion. ** August only

#62 Physics: Particle Physics in the News - Higgs, Neutrinos, and You

What is it about particle physics that makes it newsworthy? Is it your tax dollars going towards giant machines that probe the mysteries of the universe? Does the Higgs boson endow you with your mass every time you step on the bathroom scale? Do neutrinos really travel faster than light? Come see a working detector that shows you some of the particles that are streaming through your body every second, and find out what all the fuss is about! ** July only

#63 The Picture-Hanging Puzzle

If you hang a picture with string looped around two nails, and then remove one of the nails, the picture still hangs around the other nail. Right? For most of the pictures hanging in your house, the answer would be yes. We explore the other side of this and look for hangings where removing one nail does not lead to the expected answer. This is a hands-on exercise where you will work together to solve the problems.

#64 Plants Fight Back

Plants produce many useful and potentially toxic substances; medicine such as aspirin and morphine, stimulants such as caffeine, and toxins such as strychnine and cyanide. Why do plants expend energy producing their substances? Which plants produce them? In this hands-on session we'll explore how environmental and genetic factors affect cyanide production in plants. ** July only

#65 Plants from the Hood: Biotechnology's Broad Reach

Growing plants in culture, micropropagation, is a technique that has become widely used and has enabled growers and researchers to produce a large number of plants in a systematic manner. Culturing is used for many reasons, including conservation of rare species, to produce plants that are more difficult to grow from seed (e.g. orchids), and to quickly produce mature plants (e.g. miniature roses). This is just one of the topics covered in our degree in Biotechnology that helps prepare students for careers in agriculture, horticulture, industrial biology and environmental science. Participants in this course will learn aseptic techniques for the laminar flow hood as it applies to plant tissue culturing. They will propagate a new plantlet, and their new culture can be transferred to soil and taken home. Please note: This session is no longer offered in August. ** July only

#66 Premedical Studies and Biomedical Sciences: What's Up Doc?

What’s the difference between a normal lung and a diseased lung? Come learn about emphysema, heart disease, cancer, and other pathologies by examining actual normal and diseased human organs. Discuss what it takes to be a doctor and how you can be prepared for the medical profession with premedical education. Learn how a degree in Biomedical Sciences can prepare you for many medically-related areas of focus, including sports medicine, pathology, and forensics.

#67 Pre-Vet/Animal Science

Thinking of a career that involves various biological sciences such as zoology, animal behavior, veterinary medicine, animal science, or other related disciplines? We will explore the use of a biology degree as preparation for various careers while examining animals and discussing their adaptations.

#68 Solar Energy and Nanomaterials

We will explore some basic topics involving solar energy and solar cells. This includes demonstration of the operation of solar to electric energy conversion, storage concepts using hydrogen electrolysis and batteries, and ultra-high efficiency solar cell concepts. A variety of solar cell materials and designs will be demonstrated from standard roof mounted systems to high intensity concentration concepts. We will also explore examples of how nanomaterials are currently being used to enhance the efficiency of energy conversion, storage and transmission. ** August only

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Undecided and More

#69 Academic Major Murder Mystery

Something horrible has happened and someone sinister is to blame! The University Studies Program needs your help to solve the greatest mystery to ever tarnish the RIT campus. There has been a murder and we need intelligent, inquisitive, major investigating sleuths like you to help unravel the clues. Don’t worry…knowing all your major options at RIT is not a pre-requisite for this job. A keen intellect and desire to find out more about the many majors offered at RIT will do the trick.

#70 Air Force ROTC: Air Force Information Session

Are you looking for a career with a bright future? Do you want to develop leadership and management skills and have a guaranteed full time position as an officer of the world's best Air Force waiting for you upon graduation with excellent wages and benefits? The Air Force offers you that opportunity and AFROTC can make it a reality. One of the many benefits of ROTC is the chance at a scholarship that can help with tuition, books and even give you some extra monthly spending money. This program will give you the opportunity to speak directly to Air Force officers and AFROTC Cadets. Learn what the AFROTC is all about and what it takes to be a fearless, competent leader and achieve your full potential.

#71 Army ROTC: Tiger Battalion

The Army ROTC program has a long and proud tradition of turning motivated and committed students into outstanding leaders. The skills you acquire will be an essential component to your successful career. Army ROTC can help you achieve your goals by preparing you to succeed in any competitive environment. You may also apply for scholarship benefits including tuition, books, and monthly pay, if eligible. Learn about how Army ROTC will provide you the tools, training, and experience to lead others, motivate groups, and perform missions as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.

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