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SAE Formula team takes first checkered flag at U.S. track – zooooom!


Sometimes winning a sporting event in your own backyard is the most difficult, but when you do, how sweet it can be—just ask the 2009 RIT SAE Formula team. The team has won events in the past, and made a great showing overseas, but a win at a U. S. racetrack has proved elusive—until now. more »

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Graduation also means commissioning ceremonies for ROTC cadets


As we near graduation, many of our newest alums will take off after the ceremonies and parties for hometowns and vacations. Some will start new jobs, others will head for the beach. Still another group will begin careers as newly commissioned officers in the United States military, assigned to bases around the country, maybe across more »

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Behind the scenes at Imagine

RIT was THE place to be for the Imagine Festival. I had a great time unearthing some behind-the-scenes gems from exhibits off the beaten path. Here are a special few: Cars, trucks and bikes—green and very-close-to being green were all over campus. Two off-road vehicles were perched precariously on The Rock, you know the one—sometimes more »

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FIRST Robotics LUNACY is the smartest game in town


“Power up your robots!” It was technology heaven for the hundreds of high school FIRST Robotics competitors. Actually, it was technology-on-the-moon—with the robots, payload specialists, moon rocks, and action in the crater. Welcome to LUNACY, the Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition that took place this past Friday and Saturday in the Gordon Field House. more »

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Hello from Michelle…

Hi, my name is Michelle Cometa; I joined the UNS team in October and cover the many adventures in engineering and CAST. My background before coming University News Services? I’ve spent the past seven years with the ITS team, first as assistant to the CIO, then as communications and PR manager. Prior to that I more »

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