The third annual Graduate Education Week at Rochester Institute of Technology will be held April 4–8 and feature speakers, a play reading, the new Three Minute Thesis competition and social events.
The week culminates with the eighth annual Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium, presented by RIT’s Office of Graduate Studies. For the event, graduate students are charged with presenting poster and oral presentations in a way that allows anyone to understand their research. Prizes are awarded at the end of the day for the best presentations.
“Graduate education at RIT is shifting and becoming a major feature of the university,” said Hector Flores, RIT’s dean of graduate studies. “The Graduate Education Week and symposium is a terrific way to recognize and celebrate the important graduate community on campus.”
Graduate Education Week highlights include:
The Graduate Symposium keynote address will be delivered by Jennifer Schneider, a professor in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology and the Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking. As a certified industrial hygienist, Schneider is a risk analysis and HAZMAT process expert known for her scholarship in the areas of global resilience and community criticality. Her talk, at the 11:30 a.m. luncheon, will use the example of climate change and disaster to explore what it may take to reimagine our world through interdisciplinary research.
Special events at this year’s symposium include a panel discussion by RIT’s Gravitational Wave team at 3 p.m. and the finals of the master’s student Three Minute Thesis competition at 4 p.m.
All events are free, but registration is required. For more information and to register for RIT’s Graduate Education Week events, go to rit.edu/academicaffairs/gradstudies/symposium/about.