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Future Stewards Program grows community of Native American scholars

7 Dec

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Now in its 10th year, the RIT Future Stewards Program is the reason RIT is recognized as one of the top schools in the country for Native American students. Through the program, Native American scholars are recruited to attend RIT, supported while on campus and encouraged to be active in the future of their tribal communities. More.

Introducing RIT/NTID’s New Athlete Development Program

6 Dec

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A new program is underway, making the competitive world of collegiate sports even more accessible to all students.The RIT/NTID Athlete Development Program  provides support and training to improve quality of deaf and hard-of-hearing athletes’ experience as key members of their respective athletic programs. Skip Flangan, RIT/NTID’s athlete development coordinator, is working closely with RIT varsity coaches, NTID faculty and staff and, of course, the athletes themselves to help ensure greatness on and off the field, court or track. More.

RIT students win national design competition and come away with internships

1 Dec

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Six members of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Theme Park Enthusiasts group made a clean sweep in Orlando, Fla., by winning every award in a national competition to design amusement park rides.

The Ryerson Invitational Thrill Design Competition, hosted by Universal Creative, invited teams from four colleges to create theme park rides or make modifications to existing rides. The teams had three challenges to finish. One task had them retrofitting a ferris wheel to keep children in open gondolas, one had them design a rollercoaster that can’t go faster than 40 mph, and one task had them redesign the teacups ride to make it more appealing to teenagers.

Teams were judged for their innovativeness, presentation skills and effectiveness.

There were awards for each challenge and an overall award; the RIT team won all four. They also walked away with offers of internships by Universal Creative, the research and development group responsible for designing rides and attractions for Universal Parks & Resorts theme parks. More.

RIT officially launches MAGIC Spell Studios

15 Nov

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On November 15, 2016, RIT revealed plans for the building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios, a first-of-its-kind effort in higher education that will link RIT’s internationally ranked academic programs with high-tech facilities needed to commercialize computer gaming, film and animation, and digital media projects. More.

The RIT Saunders College of Business unveils two new learning communities

11 Nov

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The RIT Saunders College of Business unveils two state-of-the-art collaborative learning environments for students that are unlike any other learning spaces at RIT.

The REDCOM Active Learning Collaboratory provides an interactive learning experience with self-contained student pods for collaboration, supported by digital and traditional displays and video conferencing capability for distributed teamwork.

The Business Analytics Lab is an 800-square-foot newly renovated space equipped with the latest in Bloomberg Financial Markets technology and other analytics software—complete with an S&P 100 Index stock market ticker and 16 work stations. More.