July 22, 2014
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Alumnus Jason Rounds inspires RIT Baja Racing and influences the growth of SAE Baja competitions

RIT alumnus Jason Rounds ’02 (mechanical engineering technology) is not only a champion in his own right—he competed as an undergraduate on RIT’s Baja race team—but he also “champions” the Baja organization. I had the chance to meet him and his sister, Leah ’02 (business), at the Baja SAE World Challenge this past weekend. He is one more »

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RIT ‘family’ connections in FIRST Robotics

So many RIT faculty, staff and alumni come together to make the FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Competition possible. It seems once people get a taste of FIRST, they tend to find ways to remain involved. The students love their mentors, advisors and teachers, and the sport (yes, FIRST is considered a “Varsity Sport for more »

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Introducing ‘The University Magazine’ app

When I first became a journalist in 1990, we wrote a story, took a picture and published it. Then in the late 1990s, the Internet became a factor so we wrote a story, took a photo, published it in print and then published it on the Web. By the mid-2000s, we were publishing stories and more »

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Živjeli from Croatia

A quick note: This is the seventh and final blog of my visit to RIT’s campuses in the Balkan Region of southeast Europe. You can read all installments at The Tiger Beat . Look for a few videos later this summer, as well as a comprehensive report of the university’s global strategy and direction in more »

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Head and shoulders above Imagine RIT

I watched as 6-year-old Celestin surveyed the scene around him. Clearly this kid had it made. Few visitors to the fifth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival enjoyed the privilege of Celestin’s bird’s eye perspective. Perched firmly on the shoulders of graduate student Dave Kelbe, the youngster marveled at RIT’s robotics technology as the more »

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A ‘New York State of Mind’ — RIT style

The moment the RIT party landed at LaGuardia last week, we were instantly transformed into a “New York state of mind.” The RIT Alumni Association set up several days of events in New York City and it was a whirlwind of activity that captured the spirit of the 7,100 alumni who live and work in more »

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