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Starting college with Aloha…

While today is the “official” new student orientation, many of our students arrived early and already have a head start on classes. WE’re in Motion, part of RIT’s Women in Engineering program, hosted more than 100 female engineering students and their families this past weekend. They spent most of Monday meeting faculty members and working together more »

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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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Fast cars and great designs in store for international Baja Competition this weekend at RIT

Some of the world’s best engineering students will descend onto campus for 2013 SAE Baja Rochester World Challenge, the international off-road competition that starts this Friday, June 7, at the Gordon Field House. We’re expecting nearly 100 collegiate Baja racing teams—including teams from Clarkson, SUNY Buffalo and Cornell along with the University of Michigan, Purdue more »

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What is Readabout.me?

I’m glad you asked! Readabout.me is a new online service that University News is using to spread good news about our students’ achievements. So far, we’re using it to send news releases to students’ hometown newspapers about enrollment, Dean’s List, sports achievements, graduation—and the list keeps growing. When we create a story, an online version more »

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‘Athenaeum’ looks at RIT’s Club Competitors

Athenaeum and its predecessor, News & Events, have always been vehicles for raising awareness on campus from academic programs to special events and the impact on our community to my favorite subjects of all—the people of RIT. Our talented “temporary” communication specialist Matt Gregory has written our Dec. 13 cover story about the rise in more »

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Computer mysteries revealed with Raspberry Pi

I love a good mystery, from Nordic noir to a traditional who-done-it. The intrigue, the puzzle, the process—the more complex the better—I’m hooked. But the mysteries of computers and engineering—I’m just happy devices go on when I hit the start button. But this past week, some of the mystery was revealed. Rob Bishop, engineer and more »

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