Katie Linendoll, Emmy Award-winning personality, technology expert and Rochester Institute of Technology alumna, returns to her alma mater to deliver a talk, â€śInnovation in Technology,â€ť at 1 p.m. April 8 as part of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences Deanâ€™s Lecture Series. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in RITâ€™s Golisano Hall auditorium.
From jetpacks to robotic lifeguards and military robots, Linendoll will share an insiderâ€™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 bachelorâ€™s degree in information technology. She is being recognized as the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award presented by RITâ€™s Golisano College.