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Innovation and creativity converge on the RIT campus

9 May

On May 7, 2011 an estimated 32,000 people attended RIT’s annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, showcasing more than 350 interactive exhibits and displays featuring new product and service ideas, creative arts and crafts and research and design projects by RIT students, faculty and staff. Visitors experienced, first-hand, a unique university that blends scientists, engineers and business leaders with artists and designers, and discovered the cool things that happen when creativity and innovation converges.

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.

Deaf Rapper Inks Record Contract

19 Jul

Sean Forbes, a 28-year-old deaf rapper and RIT/NTID alumnus, recently signed a contract with major record label The Bass Brothers – the label that discovered famous rapper Marshall “Eminem” Mathers.

Born in Rochester, Mich., Forbes was raised in Farmington Hills, a suburb of Detroit. Both of his parents were musicians, in addition to his mother working as vice president at her father’s trucking company, and Forbes’ father owning and managing a number of restaurants in the area.

“My dad is also one half of The Forbes Brothers, a country rock band, with my Uncle Denny,” said Forbes. With music in his blood, Forbes would not allow deafness to stand in his way.

Read the full story in the NTID newsroom

2010 Fall Open House Dates

14 Jul

2010 Fall Open House Dates

Visiting campus will give you important information to use when making your college decision. When you visit RIT, you’ll get a tour of campus, visit personally with an admissions counselor, meet with professors in subject areas that interest you, chat with our financial aid coordinator and enjoy a meal in one of our dining facilities. Just like your education at RIT, your visit will be customized to meet your interests.

2010 Fall Open House Dates

  • Saturday, September 25, 2010
  • Saturday, October 09, 2010
  • Saturday, November 13, 2010
  • Friday, December 03, 2010

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Announcing new academic majors and options

28 Jun

Computing Exploration: If you’re interested in a bachelor’s degree in computing, but are unsure whether computer science or software engineering is the right major for you, then consider the new Computing Exploration option. In this program you’ll spend your first year and part of your second year completing required coursework that will provide an understanding of both computer science and software engineering before you are required to select one of these programs as a major. The Computing Exploration option has been carefully designed so that you will stay on track to graduation regardless of whether you select the computer science or software engineering major.

Informatics Exploration: If you’re interested in the application of computing to the needs of today’s society, then check out the new Informatics Exploration option. In this bachelor’s degree program you’ll spend your first year exploring four areas of study—Applied Networking and System Administration, Information Security and Forensics, Information Technology and Medical Informatics—before selecting one of them for your major. The Informatics Exploration option has been carefully designed so that you will stay on track to graduation regardless of the major you select in RIT’s School of Informatics.

Political Science: RIT’s unique bachelor’s degree program integrates the study of American government and international politics, a crucial approach to preparing you for a career in the public or the private sector of an increasingly globalized world. The addition of courses in the life sciences and information technology make this undergraduate program like no other in the country.

Electrical Engineering: RIT’s bachelor’s degree program in Electrical Engineering is now offering a Robotics option. This major is ideal for you if you want to be educated within the framework of the traditional electrical engineering program, but also want to incorporate the theoretical and practical skills required in designing robots and robotics devices. You’ll receive instructions in areas including advance programming, robotics systems, principles of robotics and advance robotics.

Industrial & Systems Engineering: Three new options are offered in this bachelor’s degree program, including Supply Chain Management, Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma.