News & Events

Events

Date Event Summary
May 7, 2016Imagine RIT - Innovation and Creativity FestivalA campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff. Visitors experience the breadth and depth of RIT through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and research projects set up throughout campus. Inflatables, games and multiple performance stages with live music and entertainment are also a hit with visitors of all ages. Held annually each spring, Imagine RIT is the kickoff to Rochester’s rich festival season. RIT campus, Rochester, NY, May 7, 2016, from 10 AM to 5 PM, rain or shine. Free and open to the public!
Apr 20-22, 2016Advanced Energy Conference 2016The Advanced Energy Conference will be held on April 20-22, 2016 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. This event will attract energy industry leaders and researchers from 22 different countries. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with energy leaders, business innovators, researchers, academics, and policy makers from around the world.

While at the show, be sure to attend the seminar on "Reduced Peak Power and Energy Consumption in Manufacturing, through Operations Monitoring and Control" presented by Dr. Michael Thurston, Director of the Center of Excellence in Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing. The seminar will take place on April 21, 2016 from 2:15-3:30 pm.
Apr 10-12, 2016Inside 3D Printing Conference & ExpoThe Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo is the largest professional 3D printing event worldwide. It will take place in New York City on April 10-12 and features a full day of workshops plus two days of conference sessions, including 3D printer demonstrations, led by industry experts.

Mark Walluk, a mechanical design and analysis engineer at COE-ASM, will explore the benefits of 3D printing in aerospace applications through the creation of prototype components that may be used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Discover how material properties and design aspects are investigated for direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) in an effort to reduce volume and weight on board the airframe. We will share our material test findings and design build concepts for metal 3D printing along with the results of our 3D printing build process for UAV components. Mr. Walluk's presentation is April 12, 2016 from 4:30-5:15 pm.
Mar 29, 2016FuzeHub Form, Fabricate and Finish Solutions Forum for Upstate NY ManufacturersThe F3 Solutions Forum is intended for companies that provide technology, equipment and knowledge in all areas of design and manufacturing of metal, plastic, and optics components and products. This Forum is designed to strengthen NY's manufacturing ecosystems by tightening the linkages between industry and statewide resource providers. The event will include over 20 resource providers from throughout Upstate NY with programs specially focused on small to medium sized manufacturing enterprises. This high energy event is designed to facilitate in-person one-on-one meeting opportunities with a select group of business and technical experts. Typical available resources at the Forum are Analytical Services, Technical Expertise, Strategic Planning, Business Analysis, Process Improvement, Funding and Grants, Workforce Training, Interns and more. Forum will be held March 29, 2016, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the CIMS Conference Center (Louise Slaughter Hall) on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus, Rochester, NY.
Dec 9, 2015FuzeHub Solutions Forum for Western NY ManufacturersFuzeHub will hold a Solutions Forum on December 9th, matching small/medium manufacturers with New York State resources using technical assessment experts. Dr. Mark Krystofik, COE-SM Senior Program Manager, will be on hand to answer any questions you have on the programs and resources offered by the COE-SM. Forum will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at Buffalo Manufacturing Works, Buffalo, NY.

News

Date Headline Summary
Feb 11, 2016RIT researchers among group whose work confirms Einstein’s theoriesSix Rochester Institute of Technology researchers are among the authors of a paper announcing what may be the most important scientific discovery in a century — findings that confirm the existence of gravitational waves predicted in Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
Jan 2, 2016Meet the nine billion-dollar companies turning a profit from sustainabilityThis article identifies the so-called "green giants" - corporations whose foray into sustainability has netted them each at least a billion dollars in annual revenue. While the list is partially populated by food and cosmetics firms like Chipotle, Whole Foods, Unilever, and Natura Beauty, these producers of consumer goods keep company with some immensely successful manufacturers: Tesla Motors, Toyota, Ikea, and General Electric. For these latter organizations, initiatives to make durable, high-performance goods, while practicing sustainable design, supply chain management, manufacturing, and end-of-life material management, have recently shown impressive profitability.
Dec 1, 2015Dr. Nabil Nasr in the NewsDr. Nabil Nasr, Director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT, is on a panel advising world leaders that attended a conference on climate change in Paris.
Nov 20, 2015The Next Resource Shortage?Though energy from the sun and wind appears boundless, the resources needed to turn it into power are not. And as we move away from oil, gas and coal, there is increasing demand for the rare metals that are at the heart of green technology. In the process, we are trading one resource dependency for another, and unleashing a new set of economic and environmental ramifications.