2015 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.

Art, Design, & Crafts

(Also see workshops 19, 20, 27, 28, 52)

#1 3D Digital Design

Use 3D software and build objects for a 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 ** July only

#3 Fine Arts: Sculpture

Create your own cast aluminum sculpture! Get an introduction to molds, the casting process, and watch the molten metal poured into your mold. After the aluminum is cast finish cleaning and patination of your cast aluminum sculpture. * double session

#4 Fine Arts: Monoprints

Find another way of expressing yourself beyond painting. This workshop, in the printmaking studio, introduces students to working with a press to create one of a kind artworks. * double session

#5 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 hands-on 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

#6 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

#7 Industrial Design in 3D

Expose yourself to the dynamic area of product 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. * double session

#8 Interior Design

Interior design is often mistakenly confused with decorating, in reality, it is architecture of interior space. Understanding of the occupants physical and psychological needs integrate with architectural form to create comprehensive designs for healthcare, office, hospitality, retail, residential or educational settings. This session will introduce you to the multi-faceted profession of interior design where technical and creative solutions are applied to create functional and beautiful spaces as part of the architectural fabric. You will complete a mini design project.

#9 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

#10 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, this 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 understanding of computer graphics and programming languages and their uses, these artists become skilled interactive designers.

#11 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

#12 Experiencing Glass

Come into our state of the art glass studio to have a first-hand experience with glass as a creative material and produce your very own completed piece. You will also be introduced to many exciting career possibilities in the glass field such as a studio artist, contemporary sculptor, product designer, industrial fabricator or educator. Explore your potential! * double session

#13 Work with Metals

Through the exploration of various forming processes and fabrication methods for metals and jewelry making, and using a variety of hand tools and techniques, students will work on an actual piece. Develop your creative potential while exploring career options such as studio metal artist, silversmith, goldsmith, jewelry designer, gem setter, sales and marketing specialist, educator and gallery manager! * double session

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Business and Management

(Also see workshops 45, 50, 52, 56, 63)

#14 Economics: 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. ** August only

#15 Hospitality & Tourism Management: Creating Special Events and Meetings

Everyone loves a party, wedding, festival or special event. When people get together, good things happen and memories are created. Would you like to be one of the people that help to bring people together, and create a special, successful event? We will investigate the kinds of events, careers involved with events, and steps you need to create a great party!

#16 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.

#17 Why do Good People do Bad Things?

Do you really think you are ethical? That's what Martha Stewart thought. In fact, that's what most people think, including you. Why do good people do bad things? Come find out what we are learning about business ethics and how managers are becoming ethical leaders. You may just avoid going to jail like Martha Stewart. ** August only

#18 Visual Data Analytics

Companies are increasingly capturing and analyzing huge amounts of data in order to compete in today's business environment. The data discovery process, using interactive visual analysis, allows individuals across all job descriptions to better view, understand and gain insights from big corporate datasets. You will learn about and experience visual data analysis tools and discuss their application in Marketing and Management Information Systems (MIS).

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Communications & Media

(Also see workshops 5, 10, 47)

#19 Basic Color Science

This exercise will introduce the fundamentals of colorimetry: understanding colorimetry is the foundation for color control in media workflows. Using colorimetry, participants will use Adobe Creative Suite to recreate a color study originally produced by noted artist and color theorist Josef Albers. Work will be printed out for participants to take with them. * double session ** July only

#20 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 hands-on session. By leveraging templates and tools created at RIT, you'll get a taste of the world of magazine production. Give your magazine a title and create a layout with pictures and stories. * double session ** August only

#21 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.

#22 Communication, Journalism & APR: Your Personal Message

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. Create visual and textual messages based on your individual identity for the purpose of persuading or informing an audience. ** July only

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Computing and Information Sciences

(Also see workshops 1, 10, 18, 20, 35, 36, 37, 40, 62)

#23 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

#24 Code-along Session for Mobile App Development

RIT faculty and volunteers will provide a hands-on tutorial on rapid mobile app development using App inventor 2. Students will code along with the instructor to develop a mobile app for Android phones. The app we will develop is called "Android, Where is my car?" Imagine your parents parked their car somewhere near a shopping mall, but when you return from shopping, you don't have a clue where the car is located. Your new Android app will enable you to help your parents find their car. Through this tutorial, the instructor will discuss some of the essential aspects of mobile app development, such as user interfaces, programming logic, location sensor, and database. ** July only

#25 Computing & Information Technologies: Making the Internet Happen

Instagram. Snapchat. Facebook. We use these and other applications every day in our home, at school, or on the move. What we often don't think about though is: what technology enables these apps to be so available? For example, consider the vast amount of images on Instagram right now. Where are those images stored? How are they organized? And what ensures they're all available to view whenever we want? In this hands-on session, we?ll explore how information is stored, transmitted, and understood.

#26 Computing Security: Malware 101

Has your computer or phone ever been infected by a computer virus also known as malware? Have you seen malware in action on a computer or phone? Ever wonder how a hacker gets access to your devices? In this session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about malware. How it works, how it gets on to your computer or phone and how you can defend against it. You will have hands-on experience in detecting, removing, controlling, and analyzing malware. You will learn different types and forms of malware, and best practices on how to keep your phones and computers virus free.

#27 Game Development Tools for Everyone

Developing games today for desktops and mobile are becoming easier. Games can be made with tools that do most of the heavy lifting for the developer and are free to use. We will touch on some of the development tools that are being used in the gaming industry and by independent developers to make their own games and publish them in places like the Windows 8 store, mobile platforms, and the Xbox One. ** July only

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

Get an overview of careers in Game Design & Development and the academic preparation requirements for the degree. See games and apps created by current and former students, several of whom now enjoy careers at Microsoft, Sony, Electronic Arts, and Vicarious Visions. Faculty will answer questions about RIT's computing focus on game design and development topics, and the integration of game study within our curriculum. ** August only

#29 Human Centered Computing: Information for All

Human Centered Computing studies how people use computing in their everyday lives, how we can make these technologies easier to use, and how human psychology and abilities can guide us towards good designs. Everyone has the right to the web, regardless of their age or abilities. However, many people are surprised to learn about the diverse ways that people with disabilities access the web. In this session, you'll get to try technologies that people who are blind or with other disabilities use to surf the web, by converting the text into sound. From a legal and technology standpoint, we'll discuss how websites can be built in a way that is easy to use by people with a variety of abilities. ** July only

#30 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 wearable computers and smartphones. Software Engineers apply engineering problem-solving techniques to identify user requirements, design solutions, and implement the working systems. You will get a hands-on introduction to the concepts of Software Engineering through a fun activity using Robocode.

#31 Web & Mobile Computing: Build your Own Mobile App!

These days, mobile computers are everywhere. Phones, tablets, even our watches have the ability to get nearly any information at any time and any place. That mobile information is delivered via applications, and building an app yourself is easier (and more fun!) than you think. In this session, you will be using free, state of the art tools to build your own simple mobile application that you can continue to modify and play with at home.

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Engineering and Engineering Technology

(Also see workshops 30, 62, 67, 68)

#32 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. See the impact of technology on the medical practice and learn about the kinds of jobs these engineers do in their profession.

#33 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 highly pure raw materials on a scale that meets the demands of virtually every industry. Chemical engineers also use their knowledge of chemical transformation to create such materials in an environmentally friendly way. You will learn how the fields of chemical engineering and chemistry differ, and how chemical engineers often focus their training on problems beyond the discipline's traditional chemical-making focus.

#34 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.

#35 Computer Engineering: Intelligent, Resilient, and Sustainable Computing Systems

Computer engineers design and develop integrated software and hardware systems, ranging from smart phones to autonomous robots. Students in RIT Computer Engineering tackle real-world challenges through hands-on labs as well as industry-sponsored design competitions. The broad skill set and knowledge from circuits to programming enables our graduates to work in a variety of industries to design intelligent, resilient, secure, high performance and low power computing systems. Come experience the interface between hardware and software through a set of activities ranging from testing your reaction time to creating your own song on a microcontroller board.

#36 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. This session explores the many exciting and challenging career opportunities available for computer engineering technology graduates and will include a laboratory project.

#37 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.

#38 Electrical Engineering Technology: Engineer a Future Surround Sound

Experience what it's like to design and engineer a surround sound using the professional analog and digital audio equipment in our high-tech laboratories. You will have the opportunity to record, render, and reproduce live music in surround as if you are in a movie theater. Professors and students from our programs will be available to answer your questions about how electrical engineering can be interconnected with the state-of-the-arts technologies in the fields of audio, telecommunications, and power engineering.

#39 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 efficiency, quality, safety, sustainability, and cost...they bring all of the pieces of the system together in order to create innovative processes for innovative products. In this lab, you will see how to create computer-assisted product designs, control and improve processes, and design real-world assembly and distribution processes.

#40 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. Robotic manufacturing makes it possible to build devices that are too small, too complicated, or too dangerous for human workers. You'll learn about robotics and computer-controlled machines, explore the robotics and automation lab, run a variety of industrial robots, and visit the multi-million-dollar Center for Electronics Manufacturing laboratory. You will operate robotic equipment that quickly assembles electronic components that are smaller than grains of sand, like those used in cell phones, computers and more.

#41 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.

#42 Mechanical Engineering: We Design the Future

Students, faculty, and staff 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!

#43 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. Take home an integrated circuit processed by second year RIT Microelectronic engineering students. * double session

#44 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 workshops 33, 44)

#45 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

#46 Aerial Photography with Remote Controlled Drones

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 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

#47 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. Images from this session will be able to be published immediately to your Instagram or Facebook accounts for the workshop.

#48 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!

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Social Sciences & Humanities

(Also see workshop 14)

#49 Criminal Justice: Warning-This course of study might be addictive.

Criminal Justice could be the most relevant and exciting choice before you. If you join us we guarantee you will be studying justice within a "free" country with the highest incarceration rate, ever-present controversy involving the regulation of guns and the consequences of gun violence, drug enforcement policy and the legalization of marijuana, the motivation behind cheating, fraud, and aggression and other engaging topic areas. Embrace your inner deviant, if you dare, and check us out. Results may vary.

#50 International and Global Studies: What in the World!?

International and Global Studies at RIT takes a 360-degree look at life around the world, from culture and society, to politics and history, to language and economics. As a student, you'll get the opportunity to learn a new language, study abroad or work abroad, and choose fascinating areas of study. We'll introduce you to the world like you never knew it: Fun Facts, Fascinating Features, and Flippant Frivolity concerning the countries and cultures of the world! Have fun with international studies!

#51 Liberal Arts Exploration: Undecided About Your Major?

Attention: Anyone interested in learning about career choices available to liberal arts graduates. This session offers the opportunity to explore your personality type and interests, and learn which liberal arts programs fit you best! It will also introduce you to the process by which you may-without delaying graduation-take up to two years in the Liberal Arts Exploration program to choose your major in the College of Liberal Arts.

#52 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? Brainstorm creative options for enlivening museum exhibitions while learning about museum careers. 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.

#53 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.

#54 Political Science: Planet of the Apes

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 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

#55 Psychology: Zombies Aren't the Only Ones Who Want Brains

How do the different parts of the brain work together to produce thoughts and behaviors? How can we measure the different things a brain can do? What happens to a person whose brain is damaged? These are the kinds of questions asked by Psychologists. Examine these topics and more by looking at real tests used by psychologists to examine brain function and the surprising responses given by brain-damaged patients.

#56 Public Policy: Some People Play by the Rules...Others Change Them!

Do you let others define the rules that you live by or do you want to take an active role in shaping these rules? If it's the latter, you may want to consider a career in public policy. Public policy is about helping society address today's most pressing social, economic, and environmental problems. Policy analysts have the skills to analyze these problems, advise policy makers on potential solutions, and advocate for specific policy options. In this interactive workshop, we will talk about the major challenges facing society, and the complexities in developing fair, effective and politically feasible policies that can help society overcome these challenges.

#57 Sociology and Anthropology: Why Do We Fight? Why Do We Love?

Why do we fight? Why do we love? Whom do we fight, and whom do we love? Sociologists and anthropologists explore the deepest questions about humanity and our social relationships. We examine all of humanity, from the ancient past to our dynamic and global present, and human societies across the globe, to understand our diversity and also what unites us. We research all aspects of social life, including media and popular culture, religion, war and terrorism, global trade, migration, slavery, city life, work, love and family life, and food and culture. We look at how cultural concepts of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and religion have divided us and served as the basis for inequality, domination, and violence; and we research social movements that envision a better future. These fields prepare you for a wide variety of careers in which you can feel that you are making a difference in the world.

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Science, Mathematics and Medical Sciences

(Also see workshops 9, 32, 33, 44, 47, 48, 55)

#58 Biology: 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.

#59 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!

#60 Exercise Science and Nutrition: How Fit are You?

Using state of the art technology in our fitness and nutrition labs, learn about and use various tools available to measure several aspects of your personal fitness level and recommended nutrient intake to meet your health and fitness goals. ** August only

#61 General Relativity: 100 Years of Progress and Paradoxes

In the hundred years since Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity, it has reshaped our view of gravity and our picture of the universe as a whole. Until recently, however, it was extremely difficult to simulate the evolution of black holes, neutron stars, and other strong gravitational sources consistently. Today, new computer simulations allow us to visualize the innermost workings of violent astrophysical phenomena, such as supernova explosions and collisions of black holes and neutron stars, which can generate powerful gravitational waves. Come join us to learn how these breakthroughs occurred, and to see how Einstein thought up his revolutionary theory of space and time. ** July only

#62 Imaging Science: Virtual Reality Experiments on Hand/Eye Coordination

Although even a young child can catch, kick, or dodge a thrown ball almost effortlessly, the underlying mechanisms and strategies that afford us our athleticism are still a mystery. In the PerForM Lab, we attempt to better characterize these mechanisms one experiment at a time. Our experiments involve several modern technologies, including high-resolution virtual reality displays, full-body motion capture, and high-precision gaze-technologies. Learn why we rely upon these high-tech tools. Come and experience the joys of hitting a virtual tennis ball, strolling through a virtual Spanish square, or falling off a virtual cliff!

#63 Mathematical Sciences: Escaping the Executioner

A prisoner is set to be hanged at sunrise. The warden, however, has given the condemned a chance to escape certain death by attaching the rope to the hangman's structure in a very unique way. The rope hangs over two or more pegs on the hangman's structure and the prisoner can loop it around however they wish. The warden will remove one peg (the prisoner won't know which). Can the prisoner loop the rope around the pegs in such a way so that no matter which peg is removed, the rope falls to the ground? If successful, the prisoner survives another day. Can you do it? This is a hands-on mathematical exercise where you will work together in groups to solve multiple scenarios. ** August only

#64 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!

#65 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

#66 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?

#67 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

#68 Physics: 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

#69 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 dentistry, pharmacy and sports medicine.

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Undecided and More

#70 It's Not Deadly to be Undecided

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.

#71 Air Force ROTC: Air Force Information Session

For over a quarter of a century, we have been preparing the young men and women of RIT to become leaders in the Air Force, but it's also much more. You'll grow mentally and physically as you acquire strong leadership skills that will benefit you as an Air Force Officer and in life. It's also a great opportunity to pay for school through scholarships. You'll develop lifelong friendships and have unique experiences. Plus unlike many college students, you'll have a position waiting for you after graduation at one of the world's top high-tech organizations-the U.S. Air Force. Learn all about AFROTC and what it takes to be a fearless, competent leader and achieve your full potential.

#72 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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