RIT will aid in nutrition counseling training
RIT will create a customized training curriculum for the national
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program
with support from a $300,000 grant
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition
“Train-the-trainer” modules will be used by USDA state
and local training supervisors across the U.S., says Linda Underhill,
principal investigator and chair of RIT’s health systems
administration graduate program.
RIT is the sole recipient of the one-year USDA grant.
New IT master’s program available
RIT is offering a new master’s degree program in learning
and knowledge management systems through the information technology
department in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information
“Students who successfully complete the degree will be poised
for leadership positions in e-learning, knowledge management, educational
multimedia, corporate training and virtual universities,” says
Timothy Wells, associate professor of information technology.
Wells and Michael Yacci, information technology professor,
created the program.
The new program is taught completely online using a variety
of e-learning techniques and systems. Students also will be
invited to campus twice a year to attend orientation and related
For more information, go to www.it.rit.edu/it/grad/lkms.maml.
Countering increased security threats in the digital age is the
aim of a new cross-disciplinary master’s degree
program offered as a collaboration between RIT and the
Center for Advanced Defense Studies in Washington, D.C.
Studies in counterterrorism, cyber security, and chemical,
biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive defense will
prepare defense experts, emergency management professionals
and others to handle threats. Courses will be instructed at
the center’s headquarters
in Washington and online.
Other partners include the Cyberspace Security Policy
Research Institute, the Homeland Security Policy Institute
and the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute,
each at George Washington University; the University
of Illinois at Springfield; Illinois Institute of Technology;
and the University of Lyon in France.
For more information, visit www.c4ads.org/rit_programs.
Professor’s work could aid national
Fei Hu, an assistant professor of computer engineering, has
received three grants totaling $300,000 to research wireless
sensor networks (computer networks composed of many small
devices using sensors to monitor the environment at different locations).
Hu’s research will attempt to make data transfer between
sensors more reliable. Data transmission assurance
is very important in fields such as disaster recovery, airport
security and battlefield monitoring.
The grants – made possible by the National Science Foundation
and Cisco Systems Inc. – will also go toward
building a wireless networking lab at RIT.