College & Careers Workshops

Choose from over 50 interactive workshops as you craft your own schedule. 

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Workshop Schedule


Wednesday
July 20
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT


Wednesday
July 20
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT


Thursday
July 21
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT


Thursday
July 21
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT

Registration Details

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  • All workshops are one hour. Students may register for up to 2 workshops each day.
  • Space is limited in many workshops. Register early for the best selection. 
  • Some workshops require preparation in advance or supplies in order to participate. These workshops are identified in the description.
  • After registering, you will receive an email confirmation. Prior to the workshop, your Zoom links and any pre-workshop information will be emailed to you.
  • If you have registered for a workshop you can no longer attend, please contact us as soon as possible to make your spot available to other participants.

Art and Design

See how advanced 3D software is being used to design the latest Games, Movies, Visualizations, and Interactive Experiences. Faculty will demonstrate how a project is designed from the sketch to the final game environment, and show you how you can launch your career in a variety of emerging industries. Get access to 3D models that you can use to start your portfolio. Registrants will receive software download instructions prior to the workshop.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Graphic designers integrate design thinking, concepts, images, and words to convey distinct and meaningful ideas and messages to an audience. We design to inform, direct, entertain, educate, and for social change. Graphic Design is used in everything from branding, UX/UI, experiential, magazines, advertising, health care, packaging, and just about everything else you could think of in between. This session will give you an overview off ALL the possibilities graphic design at RIT offers you!

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Expose yourself to the dynamic area of product design. Learn how three-dimensional design concepts, which incorporate color, shape, form, and human factors, are used to create products such as toys, kiosks, exhibits, shoes, tools, furniture, and other items for consumer use.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

This workshop will introduce students to the profession of interior design and share program highlights through student activities and project work that illustrates the technical and creative aspects of this career.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Medical illustrators help teach physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other allied health professionals through their illustrations, animations, and even three-dimensional models. Their work ranges from illustrations of the heart to animations explaining DNA replication. Their subjects include landscapes at the cellular and molecular levels that host every imaginable organism and substance.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

New Media Design, BFA, is at the intersection of visual communication, design strategy, technology, and user experience. With new digital devices and emerging technologies stretching the form of screen-based communication and interactivity, new media designers are poised to become the innovative thinkers, designers, and creators of the next generation of user interfaces and digital experiences. Students are well equipped with the aesthetic creativity, technical skills, and knowledge to meet the needs for a creative career in visual, interactive consumer electronics, and motion for the digital advertising, marketing, mobile, web, app, internet, and corporate design industries. This workshop will explore student projects, industry leaders, and emerging trends to show you how to combine your passion for creativity, visual design, computer graphics, 3D, and programming to become a skilled new media designer.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Learn how to make a print at home! The printmaking process allows for unique results and also for the creation of multiples. This workshop will focus on ways to make prints outside of a traditional studio and without the use of a press.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Business and Management

Play Beat the Market, an online game simulating "real world" market conditions. Compete with others in your workshop and dominate the market to become a business tycoon. This workshop will also reveal how there is more to the fields of Accounting and Finance than you know. Registrants will be sent log-in instructions prior to the workshop.

Sessions Offered:

#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

What do BMW, Cleveland Cavaliers, Tesla, Southwest Airlines, Liberty Mutual Insurance, EY, Intuit, and many other employers have in common? They have all hired Saunders College of Business Management Information Systems (MIS) students to do business analytics work in the last 3 years! In this workshop, you will practice working with visual data analytics tools on real business data to gather insights and make business decisions. Examples of the application of these technologies in the MIS, Marketing, and Supply Chain careers will be explored.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

During this case study competition, student teams will work together to present solutions to organizational problems. With an emphasis on collaborative problem solving, student teams will examine organizational structure, behavior, and leadership. Business disciplines such as Global Business Management and Supply Chain Management will be explored further. Students will be emailed a copy of the case study prior to the workshop.

Sessions Offered:

#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Designing and executing events is a major part of hospitality management. Students interested in a career in restaurants, full-service hotels, cruise lines, resorts, or starting their own event/catering company need to understand the basics of event management. In this session, students will be introduced to event planning and management and be challenged to plan an event.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Social media has become a critical tool through which businesses engage consumers and communicate their value to the marketplace. In this workshop, we will explore the drivers of social media participation for individuals and companies alike. We consider how social media platforms and content have fundamentally changed the world of marketing. Participants will also be encouraged to reflect on their own social media presence and the messaging that it creates.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. 

Communications and Digital Media

When you meet a new client from a foreign country, should you shake hands or bow? When should you give business cards? Or how do you say hi to a friend from a foreign country? We know people communicate differently in different parts of the world but tend to follow the manner of our own country in real situations. In this session, we will highlight cultural differences between the US and some of the countries in Asia, Latin America, and/or Europe in occasions such as greetings, showing appreciation, and shopping. You will then learn some short, useful phrases that are commonly used in those situations.

Sessions Offered:
#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

What does it take to be an American Sign Language-English Interpreter? What kinds of jobs are available and where are they? It may surprise you to know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ASL-English Interpreters are in short supply in many different settings. From classrooms to courtrooms to the healthcare setting, qualified interpreters are in great demand. This interactive workshop will introduce you to the things you need to know about becoming an interpreter.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The brand new bachelor's degree in English promotes the study of language and text within our ever evolving social and digital environments. With courses in creative writing, linguistics, and literature & media, we ground you in critical thinking, writing, and making while preparing you with soft and hard skills that impress employers and enrich your life. In this workshop, we're going to tap into creative writing. Something mysterious is happening on Thursday nights in RIT's underground tunnels. But what? Together, we'll develop the basic components for an emotionally powerful, intellectually sophisticated work of fiction. How quickly can we collaboratively build a rich story environment simply by asking questions and engaging our imaginations?

Sessions Offered:

#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

The production of graphic media, including print, web, mobile, and social, is what the Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Technology in the Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology (GMST) is all about. Graphic media is a global $980 Billion industry offering tremendous career opportunities. This session will expose attendees to the incredible range of job prospects available to graduates choosing this exciting field. Attendees will be exposed to a particular aspect of media production through a real-world demonstration of how to best optimize images for output and distribution in a graphic and digital electronic workflow. The presentation will impart an understanding of graphic processes, imaging, optimization, and archiving: domains central to the GMST curriculum.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Social media has become a critical tool through which businesses engage consumers and communicate their value to the marketplace. In this workshop, we will explore the drivers of social media participation for individuals and companies alike. We consider how social media platforms and content have fundamentally changed the world of marketing. Participants will also be encouraged to reflect on their own social media presence and the messaging that it creates.

Sessions Offered:

#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

New Media Design, BFA, is at the intersection of visual communication, design strategy, technology, and user experience. With new digital devices and emerging technologies stretching the form of screen-based communication and interactivity, new media designers are poised to become the innovative thinkers, designers, and creators of the next generation of user interfaces and digital experiences. Students are well equipped with the aesthetic creativity, technical skills, and knowledge to meet the needs for a creative career in visual, interactive consumer electronics, and motion for the digital advertising, marketing, mobile, web, app, internet, and corporate design industries. This workshop will explore student projects, industry leaders, and emerging trends to show you how to combine your passion for creativity, visual design, computer graphics, 3D, and programming to become a skilled new media designer.

Sessions Offered:
#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Computing and Information Sciences

Netflix, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Google. We use these and other platforms daily to communicate with friends and family, buy movie tickets, learn new things, and watch our favorite shows. Often, we do not think about the technology that enables these applications to be available and work as well as they do. Consider the number of movies available for on-demand streaming. Where is that data stored? How are those movies accessible 24/7? In this workshop, using a cloud computing environment, you will explore some of the protocols, technologies, and methods used to make the Internet happen.

Sessions Offered:
#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Do you have a passion for technology, problem-solving, and expressing yourself creatively? If so, check out New Media Interactive Development (NMID). New media is how we interact with the world via technologies like the web, social networks, mobile devices, wearables, and VR headsets. An interactive developer is someone who envisions, designs, and builds rich and immersive experiences for new-media users. As an NMID student, you'll build skills in programming, User Experience Design, web/mobile/device technologies, and teamwork. You will design and program apps of all kinds: websites, games, simulations, educational tools, AR/VR interfaces, and more. Come and see how to combine your passions for tech, problem-solving, and pure creativity to build a career in the exciting and lucrative field of new media development!

Sessions Offered:
#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Software engineers need to design today's apps and websites for everyone. We all have different abilities that can hinder access. In this workshop, we will explore some of the common design challenges. Then, we will investigate some of the solutions to improve access to our systems. We will conclude with a discussion on these challenges. This mini-workshop example is just one of the many ways that software engineers make a substantial contribution to improving the world—for everyone!

Sessions Offered:
#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

A video game designer’s task is to engage, to inform, and to entertain players as they move through a level. This is often done in a way that is seamless and unseen by the player. We will delve into Platformers, puzzle games, first-person shooters, and RPG Dungeons and learn the techniques used to develop content that fascinates, baffles, thrills, panics, satisfies, and most importantly, drives the player of today’s video games.

Sessions Offered:
#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Engineering and Engineering Technology

Biomedical engineers are intimately involved in the development of systems, devices, and techniques to address health issues. They are important contributors to multidisciplinary teams that develop new products and services in support of healthcare to restore, sustain, and enhance the health and well-being of individuals. You will see the impact of technology on the medical practice and learn about the kinds of jobs biomedical engineers do in their chosen profession.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Chemical engineers have become extremely versatile in their impact on different markets in today’s society. Using their knowledge of scientific principles (physical and organic chemistry integrated with physics, mathematics, and biology) and design constraints (such as economics and environmental requirements), chemical engineers develop processes to manufacture products with desired purity, on a scale that meets the demands of virtually every industry in our modern society. Chemical engineers also use their knowledge of chemical transformation to create such materials in an environmentally friendly way. You will learn how the fields of chemical engineering and chemistry differ, and how chemical engineers often focus their training on problems beyond the discipline’s traditional chemical-making focus.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

From the ancient wonders of the Pyramids and the Great Wall to the modern skyscrapers and bridges, Civil Engineering is an impactful profession spanning the entire human history. In the modern era, Civil engineers analyze, design, and construct buildings, bridges, highways, water infrastructure, airports, tunnels, gas pipelines, and much more. Civil engineers also inspect, evaluate and rehabilitate the existing structures, and mitigate disaster damages to the structures. In this session, we will explore how bridges carry traffic loads, demo how earthquakes shake buildings using shake table tests, and learn the strategies to mitigate earthquake damages and make buildings more resilient.

Sessions Offered:

#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Computer engineers design and develop integrated software and hardware systems, ranging from smartphones to autonomous robots. Students in RIT Computer Engineering tackle real-world challenges through hands-on labs as well as industry-sponsored design competitions. The broad skill set and knowledge from circuits to programming enable our graduates to work in a variety of industries to design intelligent, resilient, secure, high-performance, and low-power computing systems. Come experience the interface between hardware and software through a set of activities ranging from testing your reaction time to creating your own song on a microcontroller board.

Sessions Offered:

#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

See how a packaging can is designed and evaluated to optimize for environmental sustainability.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Electrical engineering is a core fundamental engineering field from which many major innovations of this century have emerged. Autonomous cars, the internet, and smart health technologies are some of the recent major innovations electrical engineers brought to life. Electrical Engineering involves areas such as integrated circuits, computers, lasers, robotics, semiconductors, bioinstrumentation, photonics, communications, artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous system, clean energy, smart grid, and signal/image processing. Get a glimpse of electrical engineering in laboratories where you will view and manipulate images, work with collaborative robots, learn how to control robots with bio signals, measure electrical signals of the human body, design communication systems, and design small systems in health, energy, homes, and automobiles. You will examine how electrical engineering is applied to solve everyday problems.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

RIT’s Environmental Sustainability Health & Safety major was selected as one of the four best environmental programs in the nation! This major will prepare you to be a champion of environmental sustainability and health & safety. You'll learn how we eliminate release of pollutants into the environment and develop solutions for real life safety problems. Imagine how a Level-A Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Suit looks and feels, and learn how they protect workers from hazardous chemicals in the workplace, and citizens from chemical pollutants in the environment.

Sessions Offered:

#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

The audio industry has been presented with a new opportunity in the field of “Immersive Sound.” For example, Apple MUSIC has started its commercial service of immersive soundtracks to its customers. With the advent of VR technologies, this immersive sound has been highlighted by many technical and engineering experts. But, we still don’t know exactly what this immersive sound is doing behind the curtain. We need to better understand both the engineering (system-centric) and perceptual (human-centric) principles of being ‘immersive' to enhance virtual auditory experiences. This presentation will introduce the last 10 years of research on immersive sound here at RIT, focusing on (1) capturing and rendering the three-dimensional sound field, (2) interactive sound field for musicians, and (3) auditory training for an immersive experience. Several audio clips will be presented as examples; please use high-quality headphones to listen for subtle differences in the immersive sound demonstration, which may be a game-changer for future metaverse and VR applications.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Industrial engineers solve complex problems in fields that range from aerospace to national defense to health care to entertainment. We contribute parts and procedures to the international space station, optimize systems for military contractors, develop ideas to make hospitals run more efficiently, and even analyze data to help reduce wait times for rides at theme parks. We develop materials, design equipment, collect data, and model information with an eye toward efficiency, quality, safety, sustainability, and cost. In this session, you will experience distinct areas within Industrial Engineering revolving around developing management control systems, improving system processes, performing ergonomic analyses to promote workplace and athletic efficiency, and creating and fabricating new products using 3D printing.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Mechanical engineers are found in just about every industry influencing the development, design, testing, and manufacture of all manner of mechanical, thermal, and electrical products, tools, and machines. Beyond the more obvious areas of math and science, what are the skills and disciplines that mechanical engineers need to learn and apply to succeed in this profession? Faculty will describe what mechanical engineers learn and do by providing lab demonstrations, highlights of our program including internships and student clubs, and examples of how we have applied these things throughout our careers.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

With the increasing complexity of vehicles, additional considerations for design requires an understanding of a variety of opportunities and constraints to integrate good looks, performance, and newer technologies. Mechatronics Engineering combines mechanical, electrical, and software skills and knowledge into a single discipline which allows for complex systems to be designed and developed. Experience interactive workshops that explore factors of designing commercial and race cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. Design aspects related to RIT’s award-winning student-run clubs for the off-road Mini Baja race car and the all-women’s (Hot Wheelz) SAE Formula Hybrid Electric race car will also be shown. Other topics such as car doors that open upward, suspension systems for improved ride or handling, using Artificial Intelligence for making cars safer, and custom fitting bicycles to the user will be covered. Some experiments using computer simulations that help engineers do this design work will be demonstrated.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Semiconductor-based circuits are the key to many of modern life’s devices such as cell phones (communications), computers, solar cells and LED lighting (sustainable energy), health sensors, and autonomous vehicles (transportation). In this workshop, students will gain an overview of how these devices are fabricated at nano-scale dimensions by using an interdisciplinary knowledge base extruded from chemistry, physics, electric and materials engineering, and optics. Students will also understand why a cleanroom is necessary for the fabrication environment. A synopsis of the program coursework, along with information on co-op, employment opportunities, and graduate schools will be included.

Sessions Offered:

#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Robots are being deployed in a growing number of areas of our lives. The brains of these devices is an embedded computer. Embedded computers are in an astonishing number of devices. Do you use smart appliances, drive a smart car, or own a smartphone? Did you ever wonder how they got so smart? The design, development, and production of embedded computers are the heart of the Computer Engineering Technology program. Using demonstrations with a robotic vehicle, this session explores how the software in an embedded computer controls its surrounding hardware to enable robotics and many other types of smart products.

Sessions Offered:

#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how we hear sounds? How do microphones, mixing consoles, and software all work together to create music? You will come away with an appreciation for the magic that is the physics of how we hear and the technology used to create the music we listen to every day!

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

See how a packaging can is designed and evaluated to optimize for environmental sustainability.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

RIT’s Environmental Sustainability Health & Safety major was selected as one of the four best environmental programs in the nation! This major will prepare you to be a champion of environmental sustainability and health & safety. You'll learn how we eliminate release of pollutants into the environment and develop solutions for real life safety problems. Imagine how a Level-A Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Suit looks and feels, and learn how they protect workers from hazardous chemicals in the workplace, and citizens from chemical pollutants in the environment.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Game Design, Development, and Arts

See how advanced 3D software is being used to design the latest Games, Movies, Visualizations, and Interactive Experiences. Faculty will demonstrate how a project is designed from the sketch to the final game environment, and show you how you can launch your career in a variety of emerging industries. Get access to 3D models that you can use to start your portfolio. Registrants will receive software download instructions prior to the workshop.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Do you have a passion for technology, problem-solving, and expressing yourself creatively? If so, check out New Media Interactive Development (NMID). New media is how we interact with the world via technologies like the web, social networks, mobile devices, wearables, and VR headsets. An interactive developer is someone who envisions, designs, and builds rich and immersive experiences for new-media users. As an NMID student, you'll build skills in programming, User Experience Design, web/mobile/device technologies, and teamwork. You will design and program apps of all kinds: websites, games, simulations, educational tools, AR/VR interfaces, and more. Come and see how to combine your passions for tech, problem-solving, and pure creativity to build a career in the exciting and lucrative field of new media development!

Sessions Offered:
#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

A video game designer’s task is to engage, to inform, and to entertain players as they move through a level. This is often done in a way that is seamless and unseen by the player. We will delve into Platformers, puzzle games, first-person shooters, and RPG Dungeons and learn the techniques used to develop content that fascinates, baffles, thrills, panics, satisfies, and most importantly, drives the player of today’s video games.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Health Professions and Medical Sciences

There has never been a better time to discover your place on the landscape of biomedical challenges facing our world today. Some are represented by old challenges such as cancer and new ones such as Covid19, monkeypox, and other emerging infectious diseases that threaten to bring our world as we know it to a frightening, unfamiliar, and inconvenient halt. These challenges can only be met and overcome by the continual production of excited and inspired problem-solvers who operate through critical thinking. If this sounds exciting to you, then you should know that the biomedical sciences represent an incredible myriad of opportunities that exist at the intersection of medicine, immunology, drug abuse, infectious disease, and other areas of the medical field that you may not even be aware of yet. Come and learn how a degree in biomedical sciences can position you specifically for careers in medical, dental, and graduate programs. There is something in biomedical sciences for everyone.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

There was a time when doctors-in-training had to learn human anatomy without the benefit of dissection, and when a predominant theory in medicine was that diseases were caused by bad smells. Now we live in a time when researchers are working round the clock to develop treatments straight out of science fiction; within years, we will be able to grow completely new organs in the laboratory and will be sending tiny nanobots to clear arteries, repair tissue damage, and combat invaders such as microbes, prions, and cancer cells. It is an exciting time to be interested in medicine and you are needed! Learn about current challenges and opportunities in health care and explore how you can become a doctor, nurse, physician assistant, or researcher.

Sessions Offered:

#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Fitness has several components, one of which is flexibility. The ability to take a joint through a range of motion is influenced by the condition of the surrounding tissues. We will explore the assessment of flexibility, the athletic benefits of being flexible, and reveal the physiological mechanism by which you can increase the flexibility of your muscles and joints. Be prepared to do some stretching.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

In this workshop, you will be involved in an actual clinical scenario, utilizing patient history and physical examination findings that a Physician Assistant in the medical field would encounter, while gaining an introduction to various diagnostic evaluations. By proceeding through this case, you will be guided to uncover the appropriate diagnosis. In this clinical vignette, you will be encouraged to illustrate appropriate risk factors and associated findings contributing to this diagnosis. The patient's prognosis and future preventive strategies for health promotion will be discussed.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Thousands of students enter college planning to go to medical school. But what does it really take to prepare for med school? What do you need in your “Pre-Med Playbook?” Hear from RIT alumni who completed medical school and are practicing physicians today. They’ll talk about college classes, research experiences, and what medical school admissions boards are REALLY looking for.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

You might have heard of, and probably know, someone who has had an ultrasound examination. You may have even had an ultrasound examination yourself. Did you ever think that a career in ultrasound might be right for you? Do you like to work and interact with patients? Do you want to work in the medical field? Do you want to use this pathway to become a physician? Do you want to have a great job with a great salary? We hope to answer all of these questions for you. Come and join our professionals and students for exciting, interactive, and live ultrasound demonstrations in our hospital-simulated and state-of-the-art ultrasound scanning suite.

Sessions Offered:

#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Humanities and Social Sciences

When you meet a new client from a foreign country, should you shake hands or bow? When should you give business cards? Or how do you say hi to a friend from a foreign country? We know people communicate differently in different parts of the world but tend to follow the manner of our own country in real situations. In this session, we will highlight cultural differences between the US and some of the countries in Asia, Latin America, and/or Europe in occasions such as greetings, showing appreciation, and shopping. You will then learn some short, useful phrases that are commonly used in those situations.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Criminal Justice could be the most relevant and exciting choice for you. If you join us we guarantee you will be studying justice within a "free" country with the highest incarceration rate, ever-present controversy involving the regulation of guns and the consequences of gun violence, drug enforcement policy and the legalization of marijuana, the motivation behind cheating, fraud, and aggression and other engaging topic areas. Embrace your inner deviant, if you dare, and check us out. Results may vary.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

How do people, governments, and businesses make decisions? What motivates them? With COVID-19, the highest rate of unemployment since the Great Depression, protests surrounding police brutality, and violence fed by income and opportunity inequity, the study of economics is more important and relevant than ever. Answers to these questions have important implications for everyone, domestically and globally. Take a mathematical approach to social studies to analyze the roots of these problems and use critical thinking and computational skills to help propose solutions.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

If you could visit an event or a person in the past, what or who would it be? We live in a world shaped, for better or worse, by the past. The issues that we face today have histories that are not simply names and dates. We need to understand not only who and when, but also how and why. Does history repeat itself? Or does it just rhyme? In this session, we will look at the remarkable array of sources and skills that historians use to reconstruct and make sense of the past. Such sources include documents, databases, interviews, maps, photographs, and films. You also will see how these skills (collecting sources, interpreting evidence, and constructing persuasive arguments) are essential in a variety of professional fields.

Sessions Offered:

#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

International and Global Studies (INGS) at RIT takes a globalized worldview and provides you with tools and skills to understand a world that is rapidly changing around us. In this session, we’ll run a quiz show to test your knowledge about the nationality of those items that you live with each and every day including pop music, movies, computers, and money. Each question will ask you to identify the origin of a part infused in a combined product, like a character in a cartoon. The session will give you a moment to realize how we live in the flood of globalization and then consider how you may better build your future on such pervasive globalization. And, it will highlight the skills you learn in the INGS program. As an INGS student, you'll become proficient in a foreign language, choose from fascinating areas of study from many disciplines, study abroad, and develop analytical skills and cultural competencies that will make you eminently employable.​

Sessions Offered:

#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

An estimated 75 percent of students in the United States change their college major at least once before graduation—so you’re smart for exploring all the possibilities now! This session offers the opportunity to explore your personality type and the factors that influence your career choice. It will also introduce you to the process by which you may, without delaying graduation, take up to two years in the Liberal Arts Exploration program to choose a major in the College of Liberal Arts.

Sessions Offered:

#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Come learn about our exciting project with research scientists from the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science: we work together with libraries, archives, and museums to recover obscured and illegible text on historical documents, artifacts, and works of art. In this session, we’ll talk about how the system works and how we can help museums, libraries, and archives read between the lines of old manuscripts that have been overwritten or are faded or damaged. Students working on this project will share their progress. And we’ll talk about a number of other experiential learning opportunities for RIT museum studies students.

Sessions Offered:

#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

You may have watched the events of January 6, 2021, on television, but how deeply do understand its politics? The competing narratives of various officials, commentators, and internet weirdos make it difficult to grasp what the Yale historian Timothy Snyder called the “American abyss.” Maybe it was just a handful of patriots taking a tour of their capitol building? An Antifa / BLM-led false flag? Was it, as the FBI declared, “domestic terrorism?” Was it a coup, or, more precisely, a self-coup? Surely attempted coups don’t happen in the land of the free, home of the brave! And yet… As a field of study that focuses on power relations at every level of the social strata, political science has developed philosophies, theories, and concepts that can not only cut through the fog of naming what happened on January 6th, but also offer a sophisticated understanding of its domestic, international, and global implications.

Sessions Offered:

#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

What is personality? Can you figure it out with a Buzzfeed quiz? Where does personality come from? How does personality impact what we do? What happens when personality and mental illness collide? These are the kinds of questions asked by psychologists. Come learn about how psychologists examine personality and apply this to everyday life and mental illness. You’ll never look at an online quiz the same way again!

Sessions Offered:

#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

In this interactive workshop, you will play an online game in which a major natural disaster (wildfire, earthquake, hurricane, or tsunami) is heading your way. Your job is to save as many people as you can and protect critical resources. What strategies will you use to save people? What will the people need to rebuild their community after the disaster is over? The timer is counting down, so you have to act quickly! This game mirrors the work that city planners do. Disaster management and city planning are two of a multitude of careers that sociology and anthropology graduates can pursue. Sociologists and anthropologists explore the deepest questions about humanity and our social relationships. We examine all of humanity, from the ancient past to our dynamic and global present, and human societies across the globe, to understand our diversity and also what unites us.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Photography, Film, and Animation

Come and learn how science and engineering combine with imaging technologies used in the motion picture industry to prepare students for research engineering roles or technical post-production positions like digital color correction, sound design, and visual effects at technology and entertainment powerhouses like Netflix, Sony, Technicolor, and Dolby.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

ROTC

Air Force ROTC forges leaders of character for the United States Air Force and the United States Space Force. Learn how you will grow mentally and physically while building life-long leadership skills. Discover how our cadet wing integrates you into an elite team dedicated to helping members achieve their full potential. Unlock experiential learning opportunities ranging from flight training to exclusive internships. Explore the scholarship and benefit options available to help fund your education. Air Force ROTC is your gateway to a rewarding career in two of the world’s most respected and technologically advanced organizations. Envision your future as a commissioned officer in the Air Force or Space Force.

Sessions Offered:

#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and a part of the college curriculum. Membership in Army ROTC is a way for young men and women to start strong in life, college, and their careers. We have a long and proud tradition of turning motivated and committed students into outstanding leaders. The skills you acquire will be an essential component of your successful career. Army ROTC can help you achieve your goals by preparing you to succeed in any competitive environment. We offer full-cost scholarships with tuition, room and board, and other benefits like money for books and a monthly stipend. Learn how Army ROTC will provide you the tools, training, and experience to lead others, motivate groups, and perform missions as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Science and Math

Love animals? Thinking of a career that involves various biological sciences such as zoology, animal behavior, veterinary medicine, animal science, or other related disciplines? We will explore the use of a biology degree as preparation for various careers. You’ll get to meet one of our RIT lizards as we talk about the pathways available for animal science careers.

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

What do the following things have in common: a bar code on a can of soup, your credit card number, a deep-space satellite transmission, a cell phone call, and a quantum computer? Answer: They all use some pretty cool mathematics to detect and/or correct errors. Whether data is stored on a physical device or transmitted via a communications channel, mathematical algorithms are used to ensure accuracy. In this workshop, you’ll see the power of these mathematical techniques in action (and learn to use a few of them yourself). This session will also highlight mathematical careers in national security, cybersecurity, and digital communications where you can design, build, and analyze technologies like these (plus a lot of other important things!).

Sessions Offered:

#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Have you ever wondered why strawberry seeds are on the outside of the fruit, instead of on the inside like most other fruits? Have you ever wondered why two children from the same parents can have completely different hair color and eye color? Your DNA contains the code that determines these facial features, just like the DNA inside a strawberry determines where the seeds are. Come to this session to learn more about the information encoded inside your DNA, and how the field of genomics is using DNA to improve things like crop production and medical treatments. You can also participate in the strawberry DNA extraction demonstration with Dr. André Hudson, from RIT’s Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and Genomics Lab. Students will receive a materials list ahead of time to review and follow along.

Sessions Offered:

#3 - Thursday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

As the second leading cause of death in the US, cancer has touched many of our lives. Here at RIT, we are actively researching cancer treatments. This session will introduce you to the role of chemistry in targeted molecular imaging. We’ll show what our undergraduate students do in the Molecular Imaging Lab, using dyes to better identify cancer cells, as well as our new project: treating them with lasers! The dyes “light up” cancer cells, allowing for targeted cancer treatments. We’ll describe these chemical mechanisms that have the potential to revolutionize cancer therapies and we will talk about where some of our students have gone after RIT, including jobs in industry and in grad schools. Let’s put chemistry to work!

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Is that flickering star the inspiration for your favorite nursery rhyme? Hardly. It’s most likely a pulsar - not a star - and it’s the secret to measuring cosmic distances. Pulsars are about 15 miles in size, half a million times the mass of the Earth, and spin hundreds of times per second! Astronomers use almost 100 of these enigmatic pulsars as tools scattered throughout the Galaxy to detect the Earth swaying in a sea of gravitational waves and you’ll get to learn how! Come see how astronomers, physicists, and engineers work together to design the world’s largest radio telescopes, observe pulsars, and learn about the fundamental nature of gravity and the Universe.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Thousands of students enter college planning to go to medical school. But what does it really take to prepare for med school? What do you need in your “Pre-Med Playbook?” Hear from RIT alumni who completed medical school and are practicing physicians today. They’ll talk about college classes, research experiences, and what medical school admissions boards are REALLY looking for.

Sessions Offered:

#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

A second quantum revolution is underway based on precisely manipulating fundamental particles like photons and atoms, which has led to a new quantum industry --- and you don’t need a Ph.D. to have a career in quantum technologies! In this workshop, we will introduce the mysterious quantum features of our universe and some exciting new technologies that use them – cameras that see in the dark, ultra-sensitive gravitational wave detectors, unbreakably secure communications, and powerful quantum computers. You will tour an RIT quantum photonics laboratory, play some quantum games, and learn what it is like to be a quantum scientist or engineer.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, July 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Imaging Science researchers at RIT are collaborating with Facebook (Meta) Reality Labs to train deep learning algorithms. What are deep learning algorithms? We use eye trackers in our lab to take close-up infrared images of the eye, then train computers to identify features in those images. Because it's very impractical to have humans label hundreds of thousands of eye image features by hand, we use a custom computer rendering pipeline to generate synthetic imagery that is then used to train our models. Using this pipeline, we hope to design the next generation of eye trackers for use in virtual and augmented reality. In this workshop, we’ll show you how we do this research and get into more details about eye tracking, machine learning, virtual reality, and more!

Sessions Offered:

#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Undeclared and Individualized Study

Learn how a flexible Bachelor of Science pathway can future proof your credential and allow you to build a skill set of in-demand technical and soft skills. Learn from the experience of School of Individualized Study alums about how change preparation as an undergraduate has turned them into resilient and high-value employees and entrepreneurs.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, July 21, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.