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  • Apr 29, 2016

    The first and only all-female team to enter the national Formula Hybrid competition is a group of students from Rochester Institute of Technology.

    Hot Wheelz Formula SAE electric race team will open its season May 2-5 at a competition taking place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. They are among a field of 30 collegiate race teams in the 10th annual competition, hosted by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

    Apr 26, 2016

    One of our Mechanical Engineering Professors Dr. Venkataram will show case his talent of creating art using Matlab at his "Wow your Curve" exhibit this year at Imagine RIT Festival on May 7th.

    Apr 25, 2016

    At the request of General Electric representatives, and arranged by the Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education at RIT, faculty and students from Mechanical Engineering toured the High Sheldon Wind Farm on April 22nd in Strykersville, NY, own and operated by Invenergy. The farm has over 60 GE wind turbines in operation since 2009, producing well over 100 MW of clean power. The tour was meant to highlight engineering opportunities in renewable energies, and the wide range of research and development activities at GE.

    Apr 15, 2016

    Congratulations to John Wellin for winning the Best Demonstration/Tutorial award!!  The Innovative Learning Institute and Teaching & Learning Services congratulate the winners of the first ILI Course Media Awards!

     

  • Apr 12, 2016

    When Maura Chmielowiec was 14-years-old, she convinced her dad to buy a junky sports car that she could work on. She read auto repair books and eventually she fixed the car.

    Now age 22, Chmielowiec is preparing to lead the first and only all-female team competing at the Formula Hybrid competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

    Apr 12, 2016

    Matt Zielinski is a 5th year mechanical engineering major and a philosophy minor. He sat down with the Philosphy department before spring break.

    Mar 30, 2016

    Dr. Margaret Bailey a Professor in Mechanical Engineering has been nominated for Tech Woman of the year by Digitial Rochester.  The award recognizes and celebrates achievements of women in high tech fields.  Congratulations Dr. Bailey!!!

    Mar 22, 2016
    Kursten O'Neill recieves AIAA Award

    RIT nominated Kursten O'Neill for the award and we are delighted to announce that she been awarded the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) sponsored Aviation Week '20 Twenties' Award!

    A review of her contributions to the greater engineering community was key in her selection as one of the top twenty leaders in their twenties in the aviation industry nationwide. Kursten is extremely honored to be recognized along side so many other rockstar engineers and scientists.

    Kursten had this to say, "Thank you to all of my friends, family, professors and teachers who have supported me over the years - I wouldn't be where I am today if you weren't cheering me on and continually pushing me to reach my potential."

  • Mar 18, 2016

    These grants provide funds for faculty to develop, apply, and/or research an innovative mode or model of teaching and learning that directly supports an RIT priority.

    Congratulations to Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard, Associate Professor, KGCOE for receiving a Provost's Learning Innovation Grant for  “A Student Centered Approach for Teaching Biomechanics and Biorobotics” 

    Mar 8, 2016
    Alum Kursten O'Neill joins SpaceX

    Kursten O'Neill completed her BS in mechanical engineering and has joined SpaceX as a Certification Integration Engineer. She completed student cooperative programs with Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Moog Space & Defense, and Anheuser-Busch. Kursten worked on RIT's SAE Formula Racing Team, including serving as its public relations chair. She was a member of the the varsity swimming and diving team. Kursten also completed the Dale Carnegie Leadership program.

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