Provide Competitive advantage for RIT and its partners through technology solutions and education.


Through training, research and testing, CEMA prepares professionals to become successful within a global society. CEMA leverages this:

  1. To be a Center of Excellence in understanding and supporting the needs of the electronics packaging industry.
  2. To provide relevant services to our industry partners, engaged in semiconductor chip packaging, printed circuit board assemblies and electronics/optoelectronics systems.

Core Values


We value the balance among teaching, scholarly activities, and service that capitalizes on the strengths and interests of the individual. 

Experiential Learning

We embrace the philosophy and principles of experiential learning through the application of theoretical knowledge.


We embrace and encourage innovative curricula, teaching techniques, student discovery, entrepreneurial activities, and international outreach.


We pursue partnerships with industry, government, education, and alumni.


We promote a student-focused environment through personal and professional interactions among students, faculty and staff.


We recognize and embrace individual diversity. We are an inclusive community of scholars.


We embrace the tradition of career- focused education and core values of RIT; through the integrity of our curriculum and instruction, we instill these values in our students.

Value Proposition

The CEMA department is tailored towards developing a model that allows people who go through our program to further excel in the major fields of Training, Research and Test. We intend to pursue partner needs solutions through the various programs that we have developed here at RIT. Our institution has a robust program that allows for anyone interested to really delve into programs seamlessly.