Rochester Institute of Technology is soliciting nominations for candidates for the RIT Innovation Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The university is known as a hub of innovation and creativity, and the RIT Innovation Hall of Fame recognizes those who are leaders in their industry and whose work is positively impacting society.
Some of the criteria for the inductees include:
• Developing a comprehensive body of artistic, creative and/or technical work advancing a profession’s reputation; or
• Being acknowledged regionally, nationally or internationally for unique developments within a profession; or
• Creating or advancing innovative intellectual property, products, technologies, systems, designs or businesses.
Nominees must be RIT alumni, faculty or staff whose innovations were developed primarily in relation to RIT; RIT affiliates whose innovations were developed primarily in cooperation with RIT; members of the RIT community (alumni, faculty, staff) who have secured patents or awards in their preferred research field; or corporate partners, who in relationship with RIT students, faculty and staff have secured patents or awards with their collaborative research.
The criteria and an online nomination form can be found at www.rit.edu/ihf. Nominations are due by Nov. 1. The third class of RIT innovators will be inducted at a ceremony on May 4, the eve of the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.
The 2011 inductees into RIT’s Innovation Hall of Fame were Hans Christensen, Robert Frisina, Nabil Nasr and Albert Paley.