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Meet RIT/NTID student Israelle Johnson

10 Dec

Blonde female with long blonde hair in a multi-color blouse is standing and holding a viola.

Israelle Johnson, an RIT/NTID student who is majoring in laboratory science technology, chose RIT to get a great education, and she found so much more. Watch her video and learn about her RIT story.

Collaborative and accessible theater productions happen at RIT

5 Dec

Student actors in costume seated in front, female lifted by two males in center, dancers in back.

Rochester Institute of Technology shows how collaborative, accessible theater happens when deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing students perform on stage together as they did in the recent production of Cabaret. The show created a unique experience for theater-goers.

RIT among top colleges for Indigenous students

4 Dec

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Rochester Institute of Technology is among the Top 200 Colleges for Indigenous students, according to Winds of Change magazine. This marks the ninth time RIT has appeared on the list.

The annual list published by American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) identified the top colleges and universities in the United States “where indigenous students are going to school in significant numbers and where the community, Native programs, and support are strong enough for these students to enjoy college and stay on to graduation.” The magazine recognized RIT in part for its programs for Indigenous students, including the Native American Future Stewards Program, the Native American Student Association and RIT’s student chapter of AISES. More.

Interested in a career in aerospace? Check out the RIT Launch Initiative

3 Dec

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The RIT Launch Initiative is a multidisciplinary student organization that designs and manufactures rocket technologies for research and competitions as a way to prepare students for careers in aerospace. The student organization recently placed first for flight performance and 11th overall in the Spaceport America Cup, an intercollegiate rocket engineering competition held in New Mexico. RIT was one of 100-plus universities from around the world competing in the competition.The team’s L3 high-powered rocket soared 9,990 feet, the closest and most accurate altitude in the competition under the 10,000-ft. category. RIT’s rocketeers—undergraduate students who build rockets that resemble those used for satellite and space launches—also won separate awards for proficiency, safety protocols and procedures. More.

RIT ranked a top university for graphic design

29 Nov

Brick building with Vignello Center for Design Studies displayed across building.

College Magazine ranks RIT’s graphic design program as one of the the best in the country. Some of the many reasons cited include students’ access to the world-renowned Vignelli Center for Design Studies; RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection; and co-op, internship, and freelance opportunities. More.