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RIT & AT&T Mobile Tech Lab brings hands-on STEM education to Rochester high schools
Feb 26, 2019
In hopes of inspiring more area K-12 students to pursue careers in technology, RIT's Women in Computing group is bringing technology workshops to Rochester city schools as part of the new RIT & AT&T Mobile Tech Lab. The traveling hands-on lab will visit three Rochester schools this winter and spring to teach... View More...
FIRST Robotics launches 'Destination Deep Space' for 2019 competitive season
Dec 11, 2018
All systems will be "GO" as FIRST Robotics opens its 2019 season with the FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Kick Off taking place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Spencerport High School Auditorium. Thirty-six local teams and more than 600 students, teachers and mentors will gather to participate in morning... View More...
Girls grades 6-12 can get engaged with computer coding at ROCGirlHacks event Nov. 17
Nov 2, 2018
Girls as young as 11 will use their laptops, imagination and teamwork skills for social good at ROCGirlHacks Powered by AT&T, Rochester's all-girl youth hackathon hosted Nov. 17 at Rochester Institute of Technology. The free hackathon is intended for all girls in grades 6-12, including those who have never programmed before, those who... View More...
RIT's College of Art and Design to open new gallery space in historic Sibley Square
Sep 4, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Art and Design is moving its gallery space to the historic Sibley Tower Building in the heart of downtown Rochester, where the newly named exhibition venue will invite the public to engage with RIT through creativity. The new RIT City Art Space, opening in the fall,... View More...
RIT Upward Bound Classic concludes first year with residential program for teens
Aug 17, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology's Upward Bound Classic program wrapped up its first year with a residential summer program that provided Rochester-area high schoolers a taste of college. Thirteen students participating in the program lived on RIT's campus for five weeks, completing academic workshops in subjects like English and biology, sitting in... View More...
Diversity initiatives based in RIT's engineering college honored as Inspiring Programs in STEM
Aug 16, 2018
Women in Engineering (WE@RIT) and Engineers of Color Creating Opportunities (ECCO), two cultural and gender diversity programs at Rochester Institute of Technology, were recognized as Inspiring Programs in STEM by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. It is the first time the two programs, based in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering, received... View More...
100 percent college-bound: RIT helps prep Rochester seniors for next step
Aug 6, 2018
In front of a crowded auditorium at Rochester Prep High School in May, Ismael Cortes Jr. took the stage. The occasion was "Decision Day," when seniors from the charter school's first graduating class proudly declare where they will go to college. "In four years, I will be graduating from Rochester Institute of... View More...
Livingston County students awarded annual Saunders College Scholarships to attend RIT
Jul 11, 2018
Garrett Didas, a senior at York High School; Chandler Simpson, a senior at Livonia High School; and Mary Kate Brushafer, a senior at Lima Christian School, are recipients of this year's annual E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship at Rochester Institute of Technology. The students have been accepted at RIT's Saunders... View More...
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