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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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‘Athenaeum’ honors our amazing grads

The final issue of Athenaeum for the 2012-2013 academic year reaches stands and mailboxes today and it’s again filled with everything our staff enjoys writing about—noteworthy faculty, student and research news. In this issue, we also focus on the accomplishments of our amazing graduates. Our cover story reports on six students who are eagerly anticipating their “graduation” more »

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It’s all about ingenuity

The April issue of Athenaeum—on stands and in mailboxes today—shines the spotlight on ingenuity at RIT. Hot on the heels of Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, this issue features a look back at a few innovation “superstars” who have used the Imagine RIT festival as a launching pad for success. Imagine RIT has jump-started 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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