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Archive of posts from April, 2011

RIT: “We Do Big Things”

30 Apr

The fourth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, a campuswide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff, is slated for May 7. Here’s a look back at last year’s festival, with images set to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address in January. httpv://

You’re invited to RIT’s Innovation Festival

25 Apr

Join us May 7, 2011, and discover an exciting place where innovation and creativity come together through interactive, hands-on activities and exhibits.

“Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival” is a FREE campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff. Visitors experience the breadth and depth of RIT through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions and research projects set up throughout campus. Food and multiple performance stages with live music and entertainment are also a hit with visitors of all ages. Nearly 30,000 visitors walked our campus at last year’s event, and we expect even more this year. Come check it out!

RIT Digital Arts Competition Winners Announced

18 Apr

High school students from Texas and Connecticut won awards in this year’s RIT Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

The annual competition is for 9th – 12th grade students working in Web design, graphic media, 3-D animation, film, interactive media and photo illustration. Winners received a cash prize and a trip for themselves and a parent or guardian to the awards ceremony at RIT this spring.

Read about the winners and see their award-winning entries.

2011 RIT National Science Fair Winners Announced

13 Apr

More than 50 contestants from across the United States and Canada brought their exhibits to the RIT campus for the RIT National Science Fair for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, held March 25-27, 2011.

The goal of the Science Fair, currently in its fifth year, is to promote interest in technology, science, engineering and math among 6th through 12th graders who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Read more about the winning entries and watch a video from the event.




Emmy Award winner and RIT alum presenting on campus this Friday

6 Apr

Emmy Award winner and RIT alum presenting on campus this Friday

Katie Linendoll, Emmy Award-winning personality, technology expert and Rochester Institute of Technology alumna, returns to her alma mater to deliver a talk, “Innovation in Technology,” at 1 p.m. April 8 as part of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in RIT’s Golisano Hall auditorium.

From jetpacks to robotic lifeguards and military robots, Linendoll will share an insider’s preview related to an array of technologies during her presentation. She will also have tips on how to turn a passion into a career.

Linendoll frequently shares her expertise on CNN and the CBS Early Show. She is also a regular contributor to publications like People, People Style Watch, Marie Claire, Shape and Fitness. Prior to working on-air, she gained behind-the-scenes experience with ESPN and won an Emmy Award as associate producer for SportsCenter.

Linendoll graduated from RIT in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in information technology. She is being recognized as the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award presented by RIT’s Golisano College.