K-12 in the News
Dec 11, 2017
More than 3,500 teams from around the world will be part of the 2018 FIRST Robotics Kick Off, viewing a live, worldwide telecast at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 6. Finger Lakes Regional teams will meet for the telecast in the Performing Arts Center at Spencerport High School. This year's FIRST Robotics theme... View More...
Dec 7, 2017
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 (AISES). The magazine ranked top universities in the U.S. "where American Indians are... View More...
Nov 2, 2017
For the past 10 years, Rochester Institute of Technology student-athletes and library staff have been helping young students in the City of Rochester learn to read through weekly visits to John Williams School No. 5 as part of the READ: Hope in Action program. The 10th annual Giant Read, the program's... View More...
Oct 23, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology received three grants totaling $2.8 million to help underrepresented minority students receive access and support in their education. RIT's Division of Diversity and Inclusion secured new funding for three national outreach programs: Upward Bound Classic is a program new to RIT funded by a five-year grant totaling $1.28... View More...
Oct 9, 2017
Girls as young as 8 years old will use their laptops, imagination and teamwork skills for social good at <ROCGirlHacks> Powered by AT&T, Rochester's first all-girl youth hackathon hosted Oct. 28 at Rochester Institute of Technology.... View More...
Oct 4, 2017
The Women in Engineering program at Rochester Institute of Technology is holding its annual open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering. "This is a 'by-women-for-girls' event, best described as a 'buffet of engineering activities to explore,'" said Kathy Ehrlich-Scheffer, Women... View More...
Aug 7, 2017
Friday marked the end of three fun weeks of learning at Rochester Institute of Technology for hundreds of elementary, middle and high school students enrolled in the annual Kids on Campus summer program. Celebrating its 34th year, Kids on Campus is RIT's largest and oldest summer camp program and provides custom-tailored instruction... View More...
May 22, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology's Women in Computing and Women in Engineering programs were honored with the Commitment to Excellence Award from the Girl Scouts of Western New York.... View More...
May 9, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has announced the winners of the annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students. The contest, in its 11th year, generated dozens of entries in graphic media, photo illustration and 3D animation. The winners of each category, receiving... View More...
May 4, 2017
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is the host for the ninth annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Saunders College Competition on Friday, May 5. The event is expected to draw more than 700 participating students, family... View More...
Mar 27, 2017
Saunders College of Business will once again go "elementary" at School No. 50 on Friday, March 31. The business college at Rochester Institute of Technology and Junior Achievement... View More...
Mar 17, 2017
A summer program at Rochester Institute of Technology will introduce middle-school girls to a world driven by mathematics. The RIT Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-on experience for girls, or SMASH, will show rising eighth graders the power of mathematical modeling. Teams of girls will use math to decode mysteries in... View More...
Feb 16, 2017
The Oscar-nominated hit film Hidden Figures isn't the only thing bringing light to the gender gap in the technology industry. WiC Hacks, an all-women hackathon hosted at Rochester Institute of Technology, is helping to drive the movement by creating more opportunities for young women to thrive at computing in high school,... View More...
University News / Campus Spotlight
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