This week, the fellows learned about an internal organization at RIT: The RIT Leadership Institute and Community Service Center. The Center looks to promote leadership in students through a variety of ways. They offer several courses, both 2 and 4 credit hours, with some being tied with specific colleges. A series of workshops are available to aid in specific skills such as public speaking, business etiquette, and communication skills. The Center also hosts a series of community service trips involving such organizations as Meals on Wheels, and Habitat for Humanity.
After the presentation, the Fellows participated in a team-based activity to highlight the collaborative process and discussed positive and negative experiences while working with a team.
Next week, Mark Henry, Senior Patent Strategist at Kodak, will present on intellectual property and it's implications on the Fellows research projects.