- Jul 16, 2014
JJ DiGeronimo, president of Advancing Women in STEM, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Women in Engineering WE Explore summer program at Rochester Institute of Technology. She will address the 60 students and parents participating in the program during a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. July 18 in the Multidisciplinary Center, on the fourth floor of RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.May 8, 2014
Hot Wheelz, the all-female team of engineering students, part of RIT’s Women in Engineering program, won the e-dragster event in 2012 and will be returning with a strong team and a new car. Electric Roar, built by staff of Information and Technology Services, is one of the original racing teams dating back to the first Imagine festival in 2008, when RIT President Bill Destler proposed the challenge to showcase alternative energy vehicles.
- Feb 14, 2014
RIT is celebrating National Engineers Week, Feb. 16-22, with a series of events and activities in the college. Since 1951, the week has been observed by national professional, corporate, academic, government and cultural organizations to highlight contributions made by engineers and to emphasize the importance of STEM education and skills.Feb 13, 2014
For the second year in a row, undergraduate engineering students from Rochester Institute of Technology took top honors in the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education student design competition. Four industrial and systems engineering students in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering shared the $2,000 grand prize and travel funds to the organization’s annual conference and trade show in Atlanta in March.Jan 22, 2014
It takes nearly four years for Hawaiian artisans to craft a koa wood ukulele. Three RIT engineering students crafted theirs overnight.
Rapid prototyping and the use of print terminology are often confusing to people new to the process, says Khol, from Vienna, Va. Most are familiar with the process of printing onto paper. In rapid prototyping, sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing, the general idea of printing remains the same, but the materials used and the products produced are different.Dec 13, 2013
The Hot Wheelz team competed in a 60 minute electric endurance race on May 4th as part of the 2013 Imagine RIT Festival! After completing a total of 52 laps (10.4 miles) the team took 3rd place overall and won this years Innovation Award!
- Oct 23, 2013
At 9:32 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, campers in the Everyday Engineering Program at Rochester Institute of Technology had the chance to connect, via amateur radio, with the International Space Station. The event was part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station program, a cooperative venture of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Amateur Radio Relay League and the Radio Amateur Satellite Corp. that organizes contact via amateur radio between astronauts aboard the International Space Station and classrooms and communities.Oct 23, 2013
According to the US Department of Commerce, women hold only 24 percent of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) jobs in the United States although they hold 48 percent of all US jobs. Similarly, women receive only 20 percent of bachelor's degrees in physics, engineering, and computer science awarded in the US. This shortfall in prospective STEM graduates limits the available resources for the new technology innovation in the US.