Cybersecurity Visiting Student Research (CyberVSR) Program

* Sponsored by Global Cybersecurity Institute and RIT Global

Purpose: Provide undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and internationally to
  • gain research experiences in the broad area of cybersecurity with RIT faculty and peers of complementary skillsets and experiences, and
  • immerse in an inclusive and culturally enriched and diverse environment for personal and professional development.
Program: Summer 2020 will be virtual (June 1 to August 7, 2020) due to COVID-19
  • Research Mentorship with Faculty Advisor(s)
  • Weekly CyberVSR Research Seminar:
    • Student-led panel presentations, break-out discussions, and critical analysis summary.
  • Weekly CyberVSR Tiger Tea Hour:
    • Social hour for students to share local cultures (arts, food, music, traditions, stories, games, etc.) and to explore common interest groups.
  • RIT Tiger Enrichment Workshops:
    • Professional and personal enrichment opportunities, such as personal branding, diversity from different cultural perspectives, and soft skills
  • Formal announcement: Nov 20, 2019
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: February 10, 2020
  • Confirmation of Participation: March 20, 2020
Application Material:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript(s)
  • Statement of Interests (1~2 pages)
    • Objective and expected outcomes from the research experience
    • Research area of interests and faculty mentor(s)
    • Relevant experiences and aspirations
    • Commitment for 10-week or 5-week option (including request for extended visit if applicable)
    • (Optional) Other relevant information or special circumstances for scholarship considerations
  • (Optional) One letter of RIT faculty recommendation
Program Fee:
  • Waived for Summer 2020 Virtual Program
Questions and Inquires:

Senior Projects

Senior Project is a capstone project completed by every Software Engineering senior. Small teams of students are assigned to solve challenging, real-world software issues for companies and organizations. External corporate, non-profit, and internal RIT business unit sponsors submit proposals for projects that teams of 4 or 5 students will work on.