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RIT among hosts of NASA Space Apps Challenge

27 Apr

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Rochester Institute of Technology will serve as a host site for the 2017 NASA International Space Apps Challenge, a unique two-day hackathon, powered by AT&T. RIT is one of 200 host sites from around the world for the event taking place April 29 -30, 2017. The global challenge is designed to engage thousands of problem-solvers in working with NASA to create solutions to international and interdisciplinary problems using open-source data. More.

Ten Years of Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival

21 Apr

RIT President Bill Destler reflects on 10 years of Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. This campus-wide free event showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff. Since its start in 2008, nearly 270,000 visitors have experienced the breadth and depth of RIT through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions and research projects set up throughout campus. Join us at this year’s festival on May 6 on the RIT campus.

Winners announced in national math competition

20 Apr

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Winners have been announced in Rochester Institute of Technology’s annual Math Competition for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

The competition, held at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf April 7–9, welcomed 140 deaf and hard-of-hearing middle school students from Alabama; Connecticut; Ohio; California; Georgia; Delaware; Florida; New York; Texas; Indiana; Kansas; Washington, D.C.; Massachusetts; New Jersey; Oklahoma; Oregon; Rhode Island; Minnesota; Colorado; Washington; Tennessee; Pennsylvania; and New Mexico as well as Canada.

They competed in tasks that tested their speed and accuracy, teamwork and math skills.

Individual winners:

  • First ($100): Crystal Salit of Boyds, Md., from Maryland School for the Deaf.
  • Second ($75): Trey Johnson of Kyle, Texas, from Texas School for the Deaf.
  • Third ($50): Luke Wood of Fishers, Ind., from Indiana School for the Deaf.

Team winners:

  • First ($300): Maryland School for the Deaf
  • Second ($200): Texas School for the Deaf
  • Third ($100): Kenneth R. Olson Middle School,

Top Scorer: Crystal Salit of Boyds, Md., from Maryland School for the Deaf.

Most spirited team: E.C. Drury School for the Deaf, Milton, Ontario, Canada.

More information about the contest is available at http://www.ntid.rit.edu/prospective/mathcounts.
 

RIT adds new bachelor’s degree in exercise science

22 Mar

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Rochester Institute of Technology is offering a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, with its first freshman class beginning in the fall semester.

The four-year program is the first new degree offered through the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition in RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology. Exercise science applies health, fitness, physiology, biomechanics and psychology toward enhancing athletic performance and preventing or managing chronic illness, such as cardiac disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and other health problems. More.

RIT’s video game design programs jump in Princeton Review rankings

21 Mar

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Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the top schools in the world to study game design and launch games for 2017, according to new international rankings from “The Princeton Review.” RIT’s game design and development program was ranked second at the undergraduate level and fourth at the graduate level. More.