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RIT Men’s Hockey Heads to NCAA Division I Sweet Sixteen

27 Mar

Photo by: Nick Surrata

Photo by: Nick Surrata

RIT men's hockey team, the 2015 Atlantic Hockey Conference Champions, will be making its second appearance in the NCAA Division I tournament and 15th in program history when it faces Minnesota State University on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Compton Family Arena on the campus of Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. More.

RIT/NTID Student Wins Distinguished Vanguard Student Recognition Award

13 Mar

Rachel Viacava, a second-year computer integrated machining technology student at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, won the 2014-2015 Vanguard Student Recognition Award from the New York State Nontraditional Employment and Training Program, a program of the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society, University at Albany.

Viacava, from Cincinnati, and seven other winners from across New York state were recognized for being enrolled in career and technical education programs that are not traditional for their gender.

Viacava plans to complete her associate degree and continue to earn a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering technology at RIT.

“I often encourage young women who are proficient at math, good with their hands and interested in machinery to work toward earning a degree in computer integrated machining technology,” said Viacava. “There are many people in my family with engineering and technical backgrounds and I guess the proficiency gene was passed along to me.”

Viacava was nominated for the award by Eugene Galasso, a faculty member in NTID’s engineering studies department.

“Rachel understands that the profession she has chosen is male dominated, but in my interactions with her, she isn’t easily intimidated and will be a good role for other women interested in similar careers,” added Galasso.

The winners will be recognized at ceremonies held March 26–27 in Albany, N.Y.

RIT Ranked Among Best Graduate Schools

12 Mar

Photo by: A. Sue Weisler

Photo by: A. Sue Weisler

Three RIT graduate programs are ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. More.

RIT Women’s Hockey to Play in First NCAA Division I National Tournament

9 Mar

The RIT women's hockey team will make its first appearance in the NCAA Division I National Tournament and travel to top-seed University of Minnesota for a quarterfinal round game on Saturday, March 14 at 5 p.m. EST/4 p.m. CST.

RIT is making its first appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament in just its third season as a DI program. The Tigers won the Division III National Championship in 2012, were the national runner-up in 2011 and quarterfinalists in 2007. More.

The Center for Computational Gravitation and Relativity at RIT

6 Mar

Rochester Institute of Technology's team of astrophysicists and astronomers are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, and pushing his work forward. The video features RIT/NTID faculty Dr. Jason Nordhaus and his work with deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT.