RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Louise M. Slaughter Hall and the surrounding quad basked in a sea of light on September 6, 2014 for RIT’s 30th Big Shot. More than 2,900 volunteers, including nearly 1,500 RIT students and 130 alumni, provided the primary light source for the nighttime photo project. More.
Daniel Latimer has collected as many skills and lab techniques as possible in his “tool belt” so he is prepared for the next step on his path to a Ph.D. More
Rochester Institute of Technology is again being recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best universities for undergraduate education. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2015 edition of its annual book The Best 379 Colleges. More.
A co-op at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio, keeps Jonathan Cabrera busy and using his skills to develop precision equipment parts for his employer. More
The Fiske Guide to Colleges recognized RIT for its computing, art and design and engineering programs as well as the cooperative work experience program. The Fiske Guide is a selective look at about 300 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. More.
For the second consecutive time, a team from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf won the National Association of the Deaf College Bowl Championship for deaf and hard-of-hearing college students. More
Internships and co-ops gave Rachel McAnallen a broad and diverse background which helped create and expand her personal network. More
Two projects featured at the Imagine RIT Innovation + Creativity Festival in May are mentioned in this blog about RIT's Effective Access Technology Conference. More
When a team of four students won third place in NTID’s The Next Big Idea innovation competition in spring 2013, they felt they had created something special. The team, known as MotionSavvy, had developed an application that would enable a tablet or other device to translate sign language into audible words and sentences, allowing deaf and hearing people to communicate much more easily and quickly.
Last summer the students, Ryan Hait-Campbell, a new media design major from Seattle; Alex Opalka, a computer engineering major from Glastonbury, Connecticut; Wade Kellard, a mechanical engineering technology major from Cincinnati, Ohio; and Jorden Stemper, an industrial design major from Waukesha, Wisconsin, were accepted into RIT’s Summer Start-Up course for new businesses at RIT’s Saunders College of Business and the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The team is now in San Francisco working with Leap Motion, Inc. a company that manufactures and markets a computer hardware sensor device that supports hand and finger motions as input, like a mouse, but requiring no hand contact or touching. Leap Motion’s LEAP AXLR8R provides the technical support the MotionSavvy team needs to further their work on technology that will benefit deaf and hearing people. Quickly making the leap from college students to business people, the team now has created a tablet app and is seeking investors and grants for more research and development. More
Encourage your science students to check out the new website for information available detailing the partnership between Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester that helps deaf and hard-of-hearing students pursue graduate degrees in science programs.Continue reading