Human-Centered Computing BS
October 4, 2021
RIT joins with New York state chapter of HIMSS to help students start careers in healthcare IT management
RIT students hoping to enter the healthcare IT workforce now have a jumpstart, as the university joins with the New York state chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
July 31, 2021
How Microsoft’s AI For Accessibility Is Addressing The Issue Of Data Desert
Analytics India Magazine mentions the RIT and NTID developed TigerChat app, aimed at helping improve communication for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
June 8, 2021
Two School of Information faculty receive Teach Access Curriculum Development awards
Elissa Weeden, associate professor, and Michael McQuaid, senior lecturer, each received a Teach Access Curriculum Development Award of $5,000. The awards will be used to develop educational materials and drive curriculum enhancements to introduce key concepts and skills on accessible design and development in university courses.
March 19, 2021
College of Liberal Arts honors students for writing excellence
RIT's College of Liberal Arts honored student achievements in writing with 15 writing awards on Friday, March 19. This year marks the 41st year the awards were presented, though the first time the ceremony was held virtually.
January 15, 2021
New economy majors connect with emerging careers
Analytical thinking, complex problem solving, creativity, resiliency, and flexibility are among the top skills needed for emerging careers by 2025. Anticipating these rapid changes in the workplace—further accelerated by lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—RIT is seizing on the opportunity to guide students to “new economy majors” that are multidisciplinary, transformative, and future-focused.
October 14, 2020
National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator awards $1 million grant to team
Matt Huenerfauth, professor and expert in computing accessibility research, is part of a team that has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to use artificial intelligence to better understand the role of facial expressions in signed and spoken languages.
June 30, 2020
Matt Huenerfauth named director of iSchool in GCCIS
Matt Huenerfauth, a professor and expert in computing accessibility research, has been named director of RIT’s iSchool (School of Information). Huenerfauth takes the helm Aug. 1 from Stephen Zilora, who is stepping down after eight years of leadership.
August 20, 2019
New School of Information formed in RIT’s Golisano Computing College
RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is forming a new School of Information to recognize the changing roles of information professionals. The school aims to bridge the digital divide and make computing solutions available, accessible, usable and suitable to all.
July 10, 2018
New degree focuses on the human-computer relationshipCole Johnson, the first student to graduate with RIT’s new bachelor’s degree in human centered-computing, is passionate about people and technology.
November 28, 2017
Researchers make big splash at computing accessibility conferenceRIT was well-represented at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) ASSETS conference in early November, with more than a dozen faculty and students presenting projects in the field of computing accessibility.
November 14, 2017
Multidisciplinary teams apply problem-solving skills during IdeaLab event
Rochester Institute of Technology students and faculty from various disciplines put their creative problem-solving skills to good use earlier this month. Working collaboratively, they examined challenges faced by client organizations and then presented conceptual solutions to them during a two-day event.