RIT is known for career-oriented education worldwide, and RIT Croatia follows that path by promoting hands-on approach and putting focus on learning by doing in all of the programs delivered at its campuses in Dubrovnik and Zagreb.
Scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester aim to use virtual reality to help restore vision for people with stroke-induced blindness. The team of researchers led by Gabriel Diaz, associate professor at RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a method they believe could revolutionize rehabilitation for patients with cortically induced blindness. The condition afflicts about 1% of the population over age 50.
If cars talked to each other, it would improve the travel experience and help save lives—but it could also lead to malicious, even life-threatening, cyberattacks. As a result, most car manufacturers have been hesitant to deploy vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology.
Rochester Institute of Technology and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) researchers received a patent for green wall technology that will provide craft breweries cost-effective and sustainable options for wastewater treatment. The team found a way to make the common Pothos and recycled glass an environmental solution to support the growing microbrewery trend in the region.
Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their new study, published in Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, outlines a solution to the SIR epidemic model, which is commonly used to predict how many people are susceptible to, infected by, and recovered from viral epidemics.
Victoria Maung ’20 MFA (medical illustration) is capping her college career with a Fulbright grant that will give her an international experience and a connection to her Southeast Asian roots.
With the help of RIT Global, Maung, from San Francisco, Calif., won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach high school in Malaysia. The program runs from January to October 2021, and Maung is hopeful international travel restrictions will be eased by next year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rochester Institute of Technology is among 15 colleges and universities that have joined the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN), a program of the think-tank New America.
The 2-year-old network, which now includes 36 members, unites colleges and universities committed to building the field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists.
A multidisciplinary team of first-year Rochester Institute of Technology students has been steadily working toward a singular goal since the fall: to develop an imaging system that can reveal information hidden in historical documents.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Rochester Institute of Technology as one of the largest green power users among colleges and universities nationally.
RIT’s utilization of nearly 71 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually represents more than 92 percent of its total power needs, placing it No. 21 on the EPA’s Top 30 College & University List of the largest green power users among higher-education institutions in the agency’s Green Power Partnership (GPP).
An Ohio-based explosives company called Austin Powder has turned to RIT scientists for a creative approach to quantifying nitrogen oxide gases that on rare occasions are released during mining operations.
Austin Powder manufactures, distributes, and applies industrial explosives for industries including quarrying, mining, construction, and other applications. Some of their typical tasks involve detonating 400,000 pounds of explosives to unearth materials such as iron ore, limestone, or precious metals.
The devastating impact of COVID-19 on national and global supply chains is being studied by experts all over the world. It has also presented research opportunities for supply chain professors in Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business and created a robust discussion between RIT students and faculty.
An RIT scientist has been tapped by the National Science Foundation to solve a fundamental problem that plagues artificial neural networks.
Christopher Kanan, an assistant professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, received $500,000 in funding to create multi-modal brain-inspired algorithms capable of learning immediately without excess forgetting.
The National Science Foundation recently awarded researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Louisiana State University, Georgia Tech and West Virginia University grants totaling more than $2.3 million to support further development of the Einstein Toolkit.
Brian Tomaszewski, an associate professor at RIT, is working to create interactive coronavirus maps that provide deeper insight into the spread of COVID-19. He hopes the public can use these mapping tools to help fight the pandemic.
“Now, more than ever, maps are essential for decision making and staying informed about this global threat,” said Tomaszewski, who also lab director of RIT’s Center for Geographic Information Science and Technology.
Situations such as the coronavirus pandemic have heightened interest in the importance of disaster management and mitigation. At Rochester Institute of Technology, researchers have created two new serious games that could be used as important learning tools for solving these world problems.
Engineering researchers developed a next-generation miniature lab device that uses magnetic nano-beads to isolate minute bacterial particles that cause diseases. Using this new technology improves how clinicians isolate drug-resistant strains of bacterial infections and difficult-to-detect micro-particles such as those making up Ebola and coronaviruses.
A heart monitoring solution developed in a Rochester Institute of Technology engineering lab is helping to provide individuals with early signs of COVID-19 symptoms during the 2020 crisis.
Rochester Institute of Technology is leading an effort involving local companies and healthcare experts to produce a prototype ventilator designed to help meet the continuing surge of respiratory cases as a result of the coronavirus.
Researchers from RIT’s Future Photon Initiative, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory, have produced the Department of Defense’s first-ever fully integrated quantum photonics wafer.
Wafers are used to mass produce integrated circuits or microchips. The microchips produced by this wafer will help to explore how photonics can be used to develop quantum computers.
Rochester Institute of Technology will bring international pioneers in the advancement of photonics for quantum devices to campus this summer for a special workshop. The Photonics for Quantum Workshop 2 takes place June 23-25 at the RIT campus.
The workshop aims to explore how photonic devices may impact quantum science, technology and applications. Topics will focus on quantum technology development in five main applications— computing, communication, imaging, sensing and clocks.
Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the best places in the world to study game design and launch a career, according to new international rankings from The Princeton Review.
RIT’s game design and development program was ranked fifth at the undergraduate level and 12th at the graduate level on the 2020 list, released today. RIT’s program is housed in the School of Interactive Games and Media (IGM) within the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
Representatives from 30 companies from Croatia and the region, students and professors attended the 20th Career Education Day in Dubrovnik, taking place on February 26, 2020 in Hotel Dubrovnik Palace.
This year the main topic was "Growing Entrepreneurial Mindset”, and students had the opportunity to take part in series of interesting panel discussions, workshops and presentations. Additionally, students used this opportunity to apply for job interviews with company representatives.
In the past four years, fourth-year international business student Ioana Ifrim has studied at three different RIT campuses around the world. She has been a student at RIT Dubai, RIT Croatia in Zagreb and the RIT campus in Rochester.
Growing up in Dorohoi, Romania, Ifrim had always dreamed of getting out of her country and seeing the world. This became possible though RIT’s Global Scholars program, which offers RIT students at international campuses an opportunity to study at the Rochester campus for up to two semesters.
Linwei Wang is blurring the lines of artificial intelligence and biomedicine research so that heart surgeons can see more clearly.
The associate professor in RIT’s computing and information sciences Ph.D. program is leading an international group of researchers and clinicians developing computational systems for creating individualized 3D imaging of a patient’s heart. With these 3D heart models, clinicians now have a noninvasive way to study their patients, helping improve patient care for cardiac arrhythmia and other heart diseases.
Animation Career Review has again named Rochester Institute of Technology one of the top game design schools in the country. RIT ranked seventh on the list of Top 50 Game Design Schools in the U.S. and second in New York state.
Biomedical engineering students Brandon Buscaglia and Marcus D’Aguiar are helping physicians see the invisible. The undergraduates developed a motorized stage and tracking prototype that works in conjunction with digital microscopes. The students’ ideas are being incorporated into a company’s tech offerings today, providing the potential to make an impact in health care applications tomorrow.
Scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology have discovered a newborn massive planet closer to Earth than any other of similarly young age found to date. The baby giant planet, called 2MASS 1155-7919 b, is located in the Epsilon Chamaeleontis Association and lies only about 330 light years from our solar system.
The discovery, published in the Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society, provides researchers an exciting new way to study how gas giants form.
Rochester Institute of Technology is changing how business leadership in the health systems industry is taught through a hybrid online program that includes immersive workshops and international travel to compare and contrast health care models.
The National Science Foundation is bringing in a Rochester Institute of Technology professor with expertise in imaging and astrophysics to help the government agency evaluate future research opportunities.
RIT Dubai, a global American University in Dubai, has collaborated with ONE MOTO, a leader in the design and development of electrical vehicles, to be a strategic partner for conducting research and development. The research and development will be in the areas of: electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, renewable energy, sustainability and smart solutions. RIT University in Dubai and ONE MOTO will also be collaborating in areas of mentorship, training and student placements.
Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized for offering some of the best online programs in the nation.
The 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today, featured RIT on its lists for business, computing, engineering and undergraduate online education. RIT ranked:
An ambitious initiative along the Quarter Mile will transform RIT into a maker’s heaven, where the arts and technology converge and ideas percolate freely.
The Innovative Maker and Learning Complex, an unofficial name for now, will have a footprint of more than 100,000 square feet. The facility will occupy the grassy slope overlooking the south side of campus. It will connect the Student Alumni Union with the Wallace Library and create a new nexus point on campus.
A team of RIT researchers is helping launch an experiment above the atmosphere to better understand extragalactic background light, which traces the history of galaxies back to the formation of the first stars in the universe.
“We’re trying to understand the fluctuations in the background light at infrared wavelengths,” said Michael Zemcov, assistant professor of physics and a member of RIT’s Future Photon Initiative and Center for Detectors. “We want to know if there is matter or sources of light in between galaxies that we can’t find in the ways we’ve been using up to now.”