RIT/NTID’s 17th annual Apple Festival welcomed returning students and new students to campus. While munching on beignets, donuts, cookies, apple crisp and of course, apples, nearly 500 students visited 70 booths representing student groups, academic departments and Rochester community resources.
Where will the next Steve Jobs come from? Tech.Mic says maybe right here from RIT! More
The 15th annual NTID Job Fair for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and graduates will be in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Attendees can meet employers from around the country interested in hiring for co-ops and permanent jobs. More
Rochester Institute of Technology continues its successful academic exchange in China through an international partnership with Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU). This fall, two new degree programs will begin in a joint collaboration between RIT’s Saunders College of Business and BJTU’s School of Economics and Management.
A master’s degree in entrepreneurship and innovative ventures will be offered at BJTU in the capital city of Beijing, and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems at BJTU’s new Weihai Southsea campus located in Shandong Province. Anticipated enrollment in the first cohort of the master’s degree program is 10 to 15 students, with approximately 116 students in the management information systems undergraduate program. Courses in both programs will be taught by RIT and BJTU faculty. More.
Plan to be part of RIT’s 31st Big Shot at legendary Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby on Oct. 3 starting at 8:15 p.m. Details can be found on the Big Shot website.
RIT is on the “cusp of greatness.” Read RIT President Bill Destler’s inspring welcome address to faculty and staff.
Take a look at some of the highlights from RIT’s annual Tiger Walk and New Student Convocation. Watch video.
Rochester Institute of Technology this week welcomes a record freshman class of 2,940 students and about 600 transfer students, bringing its total enrollment to more than 18,500 students. More.
The Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend website now is live. Event registration will be open soon. Mark your calendars to be on campus for all of the excitement Oct. 16-19!
Imagine secure software for cybercrime prevention, equipment with real-time feedback for weightlifters, a sound-recognition device for homeowners with hearing loss, or portable technology that brews Brazilian coffee and hot beverages on the go.
These are some of the jumpstart ventures at Saunders Summer Startup, a small-business launchpad at Rochester Institute of Technology where young innovators with bright ideas form interdisciplinary teams to start real companies. The 10-week crash course is sponsored by Saunders College of Business and the Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
During the summer program, each of the eight startups below is offered a stipend, working space at the Simone Center, and receives support from RIT faculty, assigned mentors and community business leaders.
- CASCADES: Acronym for Cyber Attack Scenario and Network Defense Simulator that streamlines the process of preventing cybercrime
- Happy2c: A program to help people learn a new language from teachers and native speakers at a lower cost and at their own pace using a smartphone, tablet or computer
- Hz Innovations: A sound recognition system to aid those with hearing loss that notifies the owner of a sound (doorbell, a child’s cry, alarm) through their software application on their smartphone, wearable device or laptop
- LiftForce: Smart fitness sensor technology for gyms to provide weightlifters with real-time feedback that they can track, store and communicate to other lifters
- Myspiderweb.com: A simplified tool for businesses to create and manage their social media content across multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
- SpynAlign: A postural control device for stroke patient rehabilitation that works by placing a smartphone on a specially designed vest worn by the patient that signals and alerts them when they need to align and correct their posture
- UNA: A sustainable, smart and portable coffee maker that will allow users to brew their own coffee or tea on-the-go without any external power supply—complete with a coffee pod that delivers high quality Brazilian coffee beans
- Wyvrn: The next generation of PawPrints, RIT’s website platform for students to create petitions for change; the education technology company is expanding their services to campuses across the U.S. to revolutionize the way student governments are run.
“Summer Startup is the most intensive entrepreneurial experience that we offer at RIT,” said Richard DeMartino, endowed chair and director of the Simone Center. “It’s both educational and developmental, and some of these businesses will actually become high growth businesses. In the past, we’ve had a couple that have raised a half million and a million dollars, and more.”