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  • Mar 14, 2017
    RIT Formula team is a hit with second graders!!

    Letter from a Grateful Teacher:

    It isn't always easy to coordinate a project like this but Jon did it with ease! He was prompt in replying to my emails, answering questions, and organizing the volunteers for the week. My greatest kudos go the the RIT Formula Team! I have worked in education for 25 years and during that time have had the opportunity to have many volunteers in my classroom. The ladies and gentlemen from the RIT Formula Team were amazing! They were prompt, properly dressed, eager to work with students and actively took part in the investigations. They engaged the students by assisting as needed, asking and answering questions to stimulate learning and helped in set up and clean up each day. They proudly represented RIT and the SAE Formula community.

    In addition to all of that, 23 Second Graders had the opportunity to take part in rigorous and relevant hands on learning. The students were able to document this learning with pictures, videos, and learning journals. Thank you again for making last week a memorable week of learning for all!

    Mar 10, 2017

    One of her dearest friends from undergrad got into a dirt-bike accident. Sam and Taylor Hattori had been close since freshman year when they met in the Machine Shop at RIT, a kind of on-campus mecca of drills, saws, and other heavy-duty equipment. It was for the kids, Sam says, who were “more comfortable with machines than with other people.”

    Taylor’s accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. They had become the type of friends who could show up on each other’s doorsteps in the middle of the night and expect a place to crash indefinitely, no questions asked. And this was going to be no different. With the conviction to help her friend walk again, Sam quit her high-flying job at Tesla and turned her mechanical mind toward fixing a much more personal problem. Sam couldn’t build Taylor a spine, so she decided to build him the next best thing: a robotic suit. Read more.

    Feb 22, 2017
    Sydney Kaminski selected as the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Delegate!!

    Congratulations to Sydney Kaminski for being selected as the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Delegate for 2017!!  We are proud to have you represent our college at graduation this year!

    Feb 22, 2017
    Stephen Cramb selected as our Graduate delegate!!

    Congratulations to Stephen Cramb for being selected as the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Delegate!  We are very proud to have him represent us at graduation this year!!

  • Nov 28, 2016
    RIT Theme Park Enthusiasts Swept the Competition!!!

    The RIT Theme Park Enthusiasts won all three challenges and then went on to win the entire event in Orlando sponsored by Universal Pictures!!    The team pictured are Chris Brucker (Architecture), Mike Troise (Mechanical Engineering), Robert Cybulski (Mechanical Engineering), Caroline Kruse (Mechanical Engineering), Emily O'Connor (Statistics and Economics), and David Swerzenski (Mechanical Engineering).  Congratulations and keep up the great work!!!

    Oct 20, 2016

    Rochester Institute of Technology received a five-year grant of nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarship support to transfer students in undergraduate engineering and engineering technology degree programs.

    Aug 31, 2016

    Congratulations Kate on winning an assessment grant from the RIT Office of Educational Effectiveness Assessment! 

    May 11, 2016

    Congratulations to Matt Hossack for winning Senior Male Athlete of the year!!  We are so proud of you Matt!! 

  • May 11, 2016
    Sarah Collmus Student Ambassador of the year!!

    Congratulations to Sarah Collmus for being selected as 2016 Student Ambassador of the Year!!!  We are so proud of you!!

    May 10, 2016

    The RIT Theme Park Enthusiasts group was started by Mechanical Engineering students in the past few years and their passion shines through!  They were one of many exhibits at the Imagine RIT festival this past weekend.

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