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Archive of posts from May, 2012

DRobotZ coming to RIT

26 May

A new summer camp is being offered at Rochester Institute of Technology for deaf and hard-of-hearing boys and girls entering 9th or 10th grade in the fall.

During DRobotZ, held July 28 to Aug. 10, 2012, the students will build and program a functional robot that they will take home with them after the two-week camp. They also will learn more about technology, math, science and computing, as well as meet their peers from all around the country and stay in college residence halls. More.

RIT/NTID faculty member wins national award

12 May

Todd Pagano, center, with ACS President Bassam Shakhashiri (left) and Dreyfus Foundation board member Richard Zare (right).

Todd Pagano, RIT/NTID associate professor and director of the Laboratory Science Technology program, has received the American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. That award comes with $15,000 for RIT/NTID to help further promote students interested in science.

Pagano has served on the ACS’s Chemists with Disabilities national joint-board. He has taken nearly 20 of his students over the years to give presentations at national conferences. “They are the only associate degree level students presenting,” says Pagano. “They are the only deaf students presenting. And on three occasions, they’ve been recognized with research presentation awards, competing against hundreds of other students.” More.


RIT men’s lacrosse wins Liberty League title

9 May

Photo by Tony DeLeo

In its first year in the Liberty League, the RIT men’s lacrosse team won the 2012 conference title with an 8-6 win over Union College in the championship game on May 6. With the win, the Tigers earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament. More.

Record crowd experiences the future at Imagine RIT

7 May

Imagine eating ice cream dished out using alternative energy. Imagine playing with motion-control technology to explore the solar system. Imagine sitting for a 3-D portrait while others line up to catch a glimpse of the workplace in the future.

These are some of the the experiences discovered by visitors to RIT’s annual “Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.” The festival, now in its fifth year, was held on May 5 on the RIT campus. A record crowd of 35,000 visitors attended the annual event that showcases more than 350 interactive exhibits and displays by RIT students, faculty and staff. More.