Campus Spotlight

campus spotlight photo

Aug. 21, 2011
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Eliza Hammer, a third-year marketing student, was the lead fellow this past school year and a summer fellow a year ago at the Center for Student Innovation. As a summer fellow, she worked on a website for a clean-energy company that allows customers to show how they reduced their home’s carbon footprint. During the school year, Hammer designed a hydroponic system using polyvinyl chloride pipe. She loaned the system to The Harley School, a Rochester private school, so teachers could use it in their school garden. Hammer says RIT students are blessed to have facilities such as the Center for Student Innovation and the Rapid Prototyping Lab, which opened on an appointment basis last spring and is adjacent to the center in Global Village. There, students use three-dimensional printers and a laser cutter/engraver to produce prototypes.

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