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  • Jun 8, 2018
    Congratulations Dr. Pruthvik Raghupathi!

    Congratulations Dr. Pruthvik Raghupathi for being the first Engineering PhD student to graduate from RIT!!! Congratulations to Dr. Satish Kandlikar for being Pruthviks advisor and sharing his knowledge to help him achieve his goal!

    Jun 7, 2018
    RIT Formula North Competition!!

    RIT Formula team had a fantastic time at the Formula North Competition!!  The combustion car took 3rd place in design and the Electric car received awards for best efficiency, !st place in autocross, best overall dynamic events and electric champions!!  Way to go Formula Team!!

    Mar 23, 2018
    Dr. Alfonso Fuentes-Aznar is a Provost's Scholar!!

    The 2017 report marks yet another year of continued growth, with over 1,800 scholarly works included. This year’s report also places a specific emphasis on featuring a select group of outstanding faculty and the contributions they have made to their field, their students and their community.

    Our 2017 featured faculty includes Alfonso Fuentes from KGCOE!

    Mar 19, 2018
    RIT ME Alumni Happy Hour Detroit!!

    A group of RIT Mechanical Engineering Alumni gathered together in Detroit.  We are so happy to see them happy, healthy and doing well in their careers! 

  • Dec 12, 2017

    Days after graduating from RIT, Swerzenski ’17 (mechanical engineering) accomplished it. He began working on a project management team in the Engineering and Safety Division at Universal Creative, the research and development group responsible for designing rides and attractions for Universal Parks & Resorts theme parks.

    “Absolutely it’s a dream come true,” he said. “I can’t believe how awesome it is so far.”

    Swerzenski has been working on a new roller coaster for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The ride, which is replacing the Dragon Challenge, will open in 2019 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Fla.

    Oct 3, 2017

    In another example of how engineering is playing an important role in improving the way medical care may be delivered all around the world, a professor of mechanical engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering is taking a different approach to emerging lab-on-a-chip technology.  Michael Schertzer is leading a team developing digital microfluidic devices that can be used to assess biological fluids by introducing electricity.

    May 10, 2017
    Dr. Walter receives rank of Professor Emeritus!!

     After 40+ years of service he has now received the rank of Professor Emeritus.  Congratulations Dr. Walter!!!

    Apr 5, 2017

    Congratulations to Dr. Risa Robinson, Department Head of Mechanical Engineering on winning The Trustees Scholarship Award!!!! 

  • Mar 31, 2017

    Dr. Crassidis was featured on the news about pollinating drones being able to help the bee population. 

    Engineers at the Rochester Institute of Technology say it's possible. They've already found uses for drones in the agricultural world, using them to help farmers tend to specific plants without having to treat an entire field.

    "We can literally look at the plant level and tell if a plant is thirsty, if a plant needs nutrients or if a plant is sick,” said Jan Van Aardt, Imaging Science Professor at RIT.

    Engineers also say developing and using pollinating drones is still a ways off.

    "These types of drone systems we're talking about, like the ones here, are very large in size, so for that bee application obviously you'd want it to be much, much smaller,” says RIT Mechanical Engineering Professor Agamemnon Crassidis. "Possibly within five to ten years, I can see that happening but as of today, we're not quite there.”

    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!


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