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Celebration of Research and Innovation November 19

The grand re-opening of Student Innovation Hall was held during the "Celebration of Research and Innovation" event on Tuesday, November 19 in Student Innovation Hall. Attendees toured the newly renovated space which includes the MAGIC Center, the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Innovative Learning Institute. In conjunction with the grand re-opening, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Intellectual Property Management Office recognized selected RIT inventors and entrepreneurs.

Grant Writers' Boot Camp

The Grant Writers' Boot Camp is a two day intensive session in the mechanics of persuasive writing and peer review. This year's boot camp will be held on January 20 and 21, 2014 at the RIT Inn and Conference Center. We are pleased to have Dr. Lynn Miner back with us this year. Dr. Miner has extensive experience as an academic and administrator in higher education and now leads a nationwide consulting group that specializes in training grant writers.

IMPRESS Grant to Focus on STEM Curricula

RIT has been awarded a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to bring research-based metacognitive activities into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curricula. The program is called IMPRESS (Integrating Metacognitive Practices and Research to Ensure Student Success) and is led by RIT physics professor Scott Franklin and life sciences professor Elizabeth Hane. It's open to all STEM majors and includes a focus on deaf/hard-of-hearing and first-generation college students. IMPRESS incorporates summer learning experiences, new courses on metacognitive approaches to STEM learning, and integration with the RIT Learning Assistant Program. For more information, email Scott Franklin at