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Outstanding students faculty and alumni recognized at Division of Diversity and Inclusions Celebration of Excellence

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 3:23pm
Mon, 15 May 2017*** The Rochester Institute of Technology community gathered to celebrate some of the universitys greatest proponents of diversity and inclusion at A Celebration of Excellence on May 3 The Division of Diversity x26 Inclusion hosted the inaugural award ceremony and presented Beacon Awards to three studentsMaria Smith Rashik Sikder and Brendan Johnas well

RIT student entrepreneur wins first place at New York State Business Plan Competition

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 3:23pm
Mon, 15 May 2017*** Kailey Bradt a student in RITs Master of Science in product development program from Corning NY won first place and 10000 in the Products category at the eighth annual New York Business Plan Competition sponsored by SUNY Polytechnic Institute

NASA astronaut photography gets big boost from RIT students and faculty

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 1:42pm
Thu, 11 May 2017*** An informal collaboration among RIT students alumni and professors culminated in a meeting last week at NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston Kevin Moser an imaging science student from Rochester Minn and RIT alumnus Peter A Blacksberg 75 photography made the trip south to meet with the heads of various NASA departments

A decade of innovation and creativity engages thousands at Imagine RIT

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 9:50am
Sat, 06 May 2017*** The 10th Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival drew big crowds despite cool and rainy weather Parking lots and exhibits were crowded as tens of thousands came to experience nearly 400 exhibits in science technology engineering fine arts and mathematics including student research projects and displays organized by campus clubs In the

RIT featured among Colleges that Create Futures

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 5:39pm
Wed, 03 May 2017*** Rochester Institute of Technology is featured in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Reviews Colleges That Create Futures 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom Out of nearly 1000 colleges that The Princeton Review considered for this book the 50 schools that made the cut comprise only about 2

RIT Venture Creations teams win big at Rochester Venture Challenge competition

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 2:34pm
Wed, 03 May 2017*** Two clients of the Venture Creations Business Incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology have won the top two prizes at the 2017 Rochester Venture Challenge business competition hosted by High Tech Rochester The winners were announced during the Celebration of Entrepreneurship Luncheon on April 27 at Hyatt Regency Hotel Rochester First placeEmpire

RITNTID alumna is featured Lyon lecture presenter

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:44pm
Tue, 25 Apr 2017*** Sasha Lakshmi Ponappa a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf will present Finding Social Justice a Meaningful Home in Academia from 7 to 9 pm on Monday May 1 in the colleges CSDStudent Development Center 13001310 as part of the Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series Her lecture

GM Corvette engine build and demonstrations taking place at Imagine RIT

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:44pm
Tue, 25 Apr 2017*** All things cars and motorsports can be found at Imagine RIT this year RITs three sleek Formula racecars Baja offroad vehicle Hot Wheelz hybrid electric Formula car and EVO the electric motorcycle all built by RIT students will be unveiled as part of the Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival Each team

RIT students win international scholarships and fellowships

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:42am
Tue, 25 Apr 2017*** Rochester Institute of Technology students have won a variety of international scholarships and fellowships for the summer term and upcoming academic year They will be recognized at the Global Learning Symposium on April 27 in the Vignelli Center at James E Booth Hall A total of 13 students have won funding for

Annual RITz dinner anchors RIT Croatias 20th anniversary and Alumni Weekend April 7

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:29pm
Thu, 06 Apr 2017*** Marko Sekuli263 04 director of Business Development at the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is the Honorary Chair of the 2017 RITz Dinner Event taking place on Friday April 7 at the Hotel Imperial Dubrovnik The annual dinner is one of the events being held to highlight RIT Croatias 20th anniversary celebration

Top RIT News stories and videos for March 2017

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 5:32pm
Mon, 03 Apr 2017*** News and a video about RITs carillon bell system were among the most read and watched last month Check out all of Marchs top stories and videos Top News Stories 1 Carillon set to ring across campus on Friday for first time in years 2 RITs video game design programs jump in Princeton Review

Alumna named to Forbes list of top women wealth advisors

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 1:21pm
Thu, 30 Mar 2017*** Merrill Lynch financial advisor Fern Grossman Schwartz 77 business administration has been named to the Forbes list of Americas Top Women Wealth Advisors for 2017 The list compiled by the business magazine features the leading 200 female financial advisors from around the country based on their success in working with clients to

RIT prepares students on autism spectrum for professional success

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:59pm
Wed, 29 Mar 2017*** Kieran BarrettSnyder has a passion for science and numbers Nathan Terrell loves to ask questions and hold indepth conversations Jessica Wheeler sings and plays piano for a religious life group on campus All three are fulltime undergraduate students at RIT and all three are a part of the 35 million Americans who

Women in Computing group helping to close gender gap

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:59pm
Wed, 29 Mar 2017*** Growing up Sarah Fomchenko had no clue what she wanted to do She just knew that she liked playing with computers My parents would joke that if I wasnt on the computer all the time I could be a straightA student said Fomchenko a secondyear computer science major from Franklin Lakes NJ

Saying goodbye to RITs No 1 and his No 1

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:59pm
Wed, 29 Mar 2017*** Student Government President Andrea Shaver was returning to Rochester from an RIT function on the West Coast last summer when her flight out of Chicago was canceled because of weather Stuck in the airport at 1 am with Shaver were RIT President Bill Destler his spouse Rebecca Johnson and RIT Trustee Steve

Lorraine Justice stepping down as dean of College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at RIT

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:59pm
Wed, 29 Mar 2017*** Lorraine Justice is stepping down as dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences CIAS at Rochester Institute of Technology due to health reasons the university announced today Justices last day as dean of CIAS is March 31 2017 Under her tenure as dean the college has seen remarkable success in

RIT graduate to discuss reproducing 18thcentury printing press March 30

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** Seth Gottlieb a recent graduate from Rochester Institute of Technologys Kate Gleason College of Engineering will speak about the 18thcentury wooden printing press he and his classmates recreated for their senior design class Following the talk the press will be used to print new copies of one of the 18th centurys

Icebreaker was really love at first sight

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** During the icebreaking exercise that was part of Resident Advisor training in August 2011 students were put into pairs and asked to provide two interesting facts about themselves Then they would change partners Near the end of the activity Guerin Gagliastri 14 physician assistant found himself talking with Stephen Jones 13 film

Eight degrees of success for South African family

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** RIT has become an educational legacy for eight members of the Chhita family from Johannesburg South Africa Radha will graduate in May with a Master of Science degree in professional studies from the School of Individualized Study SOISlike her sisters Asha 07 and Tulsi 16 before her Another sibling Kalpana earned an

Marketing job gets alumnus out of a pickle

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:46pm
Tue, 28 Mar 2017*** Filip Keuppens 99 hotel and resort management took his hospitality degree combined it with his love of sports and found the perfect job He is vice president of global sales and marketing for The Pickle Juice Co which produces a sports drink that is designed to stop muscle cramps and replenish electrolytes Being