Rochester Institute of Technology is welcoming diverse prospective faculty from across the country to explore teaching and post-doctoral opportunities at the university this week. The 19 scholars participating in this year’s annual Future Faculty Career Exploration Program (FFCEP) come from prestigious universities including Carnegie Mellon University, Texas A&M University and Georgia Tech.Read more
dt ogilvie, Distinguished Professor of Urban Entrepreneurship at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business, has been given the Trailblazer Award by The PhD Project Management Doctoral Student Association. According to The PhD Project, ogilvie was selected for the award based upon her scholarly contribution to the field of management and her mentoring of faculty and doctoral students.Read more
Rochester Institute of Technology’s work to establish a diverse and inclusive environment earned two awards from national organizations this fall.Read more
Rochester Institute of Technology’s sponsored research portfolio grew in fiscal year 2018, reaching a record $78 million in funding.
RIT received 340 new awards and had a record 333 principal investigators associated with active research awards.Read more
Iris Rivero, a faculty-researcher at Iowa State University and expert in additive and hybrid manufacturing, was recently named department head of industrial and systems engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology.
“This is an exciting place, and it is already well positioned in these areas with even more potential to expand in complementary areas,” said Rivero, who will begin Aug. 15 in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering. “With all the growth in the areas of industrial and systems engineering and additive manufacturing, this new role was pretty attractive from that perspective.”Read more
Rochester Institute of Technology has named Ellen Granberg as its new provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs.
Granberg, who is currently serving as senior associate provost at Clemson University, joins RIT on Aug. 19 and will be the first woman in the university’s history to serve as provost, which is the university’s top academic officer.Read more
RIT displayed its signature blend of arts and technology Thursday in an evening of entertainment centered on a major announcement about the university’s future. “RIT has publicly launched a $1 billion blended campaign, the largest fundraising effort in the university’s history,” President David Munson said. The campaign is unique in that it’s blended, meaning RIT is seeking support from a variety of investors, including alumni, government and corporate partners, and research foundations and agencies.Read more
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine named Rochester Institute of Technology a Diversity Champion for the third consecutive year. The national distinction aims to identify schools that exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels.
“For the third year in a row, RIT remains in the top tier of our elite list of HEED Award institutions and continues to show tremendous leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion across their campus,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity. “All Diversity Champions are recognized as outstanding role models for diversity and inclusion for all institutions of higher education across the U.S.”read more
The planned Global Cybersecurity Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology got a tremendous boost with the receipt of $5 million grant through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program.
The grant, combined with designated funding from a donation made by 2009 RIT alumnus Austin McChord, will go toward construction of a 45,000-square-foot building to house the new institute. The institute will address the critical workforce needs in cybersecurity through education and professional development programs and will conduct research to advance the fields of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.Read more
Santosh Kurinec, an engineering professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, was one of six influential women from around the world honored for their work as visionaries in technology, engineering and science and inducted into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame. Since 1996, Women in Technology International has recognized women whose work helps shape and improve society.
Kurinec, a microelectronic engineering professor in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is an expert in photovoltaics, solar cell technologies and integrated circuits—the essential elements of today’s electronic devices.Read more...