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RIT named one of the Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by ‘Winds of Change’ magazine

11 Dec

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“Winds of Change” magazine recognized Rochester Institute of Technology as one of the Top 200 Colleges for Native American Students. This marks the eighth time RIT made the annual list, published by American Indian Science and Engineering Society. The magazine ranked top universities in the United States “where American Indians 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 graduate.” There are 180 Native American students pursuing their degrees at RIT, including 12 who are deaf or hard of hearing. More.

RIT’s College of Science, NTID develop new articulation agreement

5 Dec

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Qualified deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf now have additional opportunities to continue their studies toward bachelor’s degrees in the sciences at RIT.

 

Thanks to an articulation agreement between NTID’s Department of Science and Mathematics and RIT’s College of Science Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, qualified deaf and hard-of-hearing students completing the associate of applied science (AAS) degree in Laboratory Science Technology can seamlessly transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in Biology, Environmental Science and Biotechnology & Molecular Bioscience. A majority of the credit earned toward the LST degree will apply to the bachelor’s degrees in these majors.

The Laboratory Science Technology major, with its foundation of course sequences in chemistry, biology and instrumental analysis, was developed primarily from an industry perspective to prepare students for employment as laboratory technicians. The major has several significant factors that set it apart, including the application of real-world analyses and state-of-the-art classrooms and instrumentation laboratories. Graduates are prepared to work in a broad range of fields, including chemical, biological, biotechnical, pharmaceutical, environmental, industrial, forensic and food analysis.

Students earning an associate degree have the option of finding employment or continuing to work toward a baccalaureate degree.

“NTID is committed to increasing the number of deaf scientists in our country, and has programs that encourage students from middle and high school through post doctorate programs” says Gerry Buckley, NTID president and RIT vice president and dean. “This articulation agreement is designed to encourage academic cooperation and the exchange of information between NTID and the College of Science, and will go a long way toward meeting our goal of adding deaf representation to science labs throughout the country.”

The LST program has an existing articulation agreement with the School of Chemistry and Materials Science in RIT’s College of Science where students can work towards a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry. This new articulation agreement expands the options within the College of Science.

Research and innovation abound at 10th annual RIT Graduate Showcase

14 Nov

Students discuss their poster presentations at the Graduate Showcase.

More than 100 Rochester Institute of Technology master’s and Ph.D. students presented their latest research projects and creations at the 10th annual Graduate Showcase. Hundreds of attendees had the opportunity to learn about the graduate students’ cutting-edge findings on topics varying from cybersecurity to Paleolithic cave art. More.

Saunders College online MBA among top in Princeton Review rankings

1 Nov

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Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology ranked eighth in the “Top 25 Online MBA Programs for 2018.”

Saunders College online Executive MBA program also earned high placements the past three years since the inception of The Princeton Review’s comprehensive rankings of online MBA programs in 2015.

“The online Executive MBA is a signature program of Saunders College and we are pleased that its reputation continues to garner exceptional rankings,” said Saunders College Dean Jacqueline Mozrall. “Guided by an innovative and dedicated program staff, our outstanding faculty provide a rich and engaging learning environment for our cohort-based online Executive MBA experience.”

The result of The Princeton Review’s third annual ranking of the top 25 online MBA programs for 2018 is available at www.princetonreview.com/best-business-schools along with FAQs about the basis for each ranking, including detailed profiles of the schools.

“As more students embrace online MBA options, the caliber of both students and programs has greatly improved, so it is especially gratifying to see recognition at the national level of our students’ commitment to their own professional development, as well as evidence of our faculty’s high-touch engagement with their students,” said Martin Lawlor, director of the Executive MBA program at Saunders College.

According to one Saunders online Executive MBA student, “This is an intense program that prepares students with unimaginable leadership capabilities,” while another mentioned, “innovation, product management, marketing and analytical” skills as part of the program’s strengths.

Saunders’ online Executive MBA program was cited by students for its “well-known, rigorous and accelerated program” that delivers 47 credit hours in 17 months of study, an international immersion trip that is “a huge benefit to attending RIT,” and “real-life courses and assignments” culminating in a capstone project where students serve as consultants to actual businesses. “A whopping 50 percent” of graduates reported receiving a promotion while attending the program.

Saunders College is accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and offers the Executive MBA program with flexible scheduling options and access to a dedicated MBA career services advisor, as well as free lifetime access to RIT’s Career Services.

Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review, said “Top business schools now offer online MBAs and employers do see them as credible and valuable. For working professionals unable to move to a ‘brick and mortar’ campus for an MBA, these schools offer an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best b-school professors and earn the degree from anywhere in the world.”

RIT offers new bachelor’s degree program in nutritional sciences

6 Oct

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RIT is offering a new bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences for students who want to apply nutrition concepts and principles to careers outside the clinical domain of registered dietetics nutrition. New this fall, the nutritional sciences major gives students an alternative path to a nutrition degree in RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition. The program complements the existing bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition but without a clinical focus. More.