August 23, 2014
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Taking a byte out of the Big Apple

There are few feelings better than seeing two years of hard work come to fruition. That’s exactly what I experienced last week in New York City. Paul and I traveled to New York with RIT professor Sam McQuade. McQuade is the graduate program coordinator in RIT’s Center for Multidisciplinary Studies and one of the nations’ more »

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Student experience flying on the ‘Vomit Comet’

It was a week ago today that Chris Ubelacker, a fourth-year student in RIT’s imaging and photographic technology program, flew aboard NASA’s Vomit Comet. RIT’s team of four: Chris, James Craven, Greg Sharp and Jarret Whetstone headed to NASA’s Johnson Space Center on July 10 for a week of training and preparation for their flights. more »

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Ride of a lifetime

A team from RIT experienced zero gravity while flying aboard NASA’s Vomit Comet! I had the honor of going to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, last week to cover the RIT team of James Craven, Greg Sharp, Christopher Ubelacker and Jarret Whetstone, all part of RIT’s imaging and photographic technology program in RIT’s College more »

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McQuade responds to Internet survey concerns

In my previous post, I questioned News 10 NBC’s handling of a story about a Greece pastor who voiced his concern over RIT research that surveyed area school children about their Internet habits. That post generated a couple questions about Dr. Sam McQuade’s research. We decided it would be best for Dr. McQuade to answer more »

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Sign-language interpreting: A high-risk occupation

Sign-language interpreters face a high risk of ergonomic injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome—possibly even greater than assembly-line and other manual-labor workers—and the risk is heightened in high-stress settings. These are some of the findings of research led by Matthew Marshall, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of more »

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Quantifying quality

When looking at an image, either digital or printed, most people first decide whether it looks good. However, that decision is obviously arbitrary and based on opinion. So, how do specialists decide what looks good when creating printed documents or digital images? In other words how do you quantify quality? Since the invention of the more »

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