May 9, 2019
RIT ‘Hearthstone’ team to compete at ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship in Houston
A team of RIT students has become one of the best collegiate Hearthstone teams in the nation, making it to the ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship May 10-12 in Houston. RIT beat out nearly 500 other collegiate Hearthstone teams to get to the first-ever ESPN esports event.
May 7, 2019
Cybersecurity competitions help graduate land job at IBM’s X-Force Red
The main topic of conversation during Scott Brink’s co-op interviews was almost always about cybersecurity competitions. Luckily, Brink has thousands of hours invested in hacking competitions from his time at RIT. Brink, a 2019 graduate of RIT’s computing security program, credits those cybersecurity competitions and student clubs with helping him succeed in the major.
May 3, 2019
RIT Dota 2 team wins Grand Championship for second year in a row
RIT is silencing the doubters, winning its second Collegiate Starleague Dota 2 Grand Finals Championship April 28. The student team bested a bracket of North America’s 32 top universities to take home the $10,000 grand prize.
May 2, 2019
RIT/NTID provides groundwork for grads moving on to doctoral degree programs
Abraham Glasser, a fourth-year computer science major from Pittsford, N.Y, wasn’t certain where he would land after graduation. But he credits his co-op experiences at Microsoft and NASA for helping him determine that he didn’t want a typical 9-to-5 job. Instead, he realized that a career developing accessible technologies for deaf and hard-of-hearing people would fulfill a passion for research.
April 30, 2019
Mobile technology lab brings lessons to students
WHAM-TV reports on the new RIT & AT&T Mobile Tech Lab. Computing security student William Eatherly pictured.
April 26, 2019
2019 Esri Development Center Students of the Year
Frankie Albin, a fourth-year applied arts and sciences major studying geospatial computing and global development, was named a 2019 Esri Development Center Student of the Year, for his work with spatial analytics and GIS.
April 26, 2019
RIT places third at national cyber defense competition
RIT’s cyber defense team took home third place at the 2019 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, held April 23-25 in Orlando.
April 25, 2019
Animation Career Review names RIT among nation’s best colleges to study video game design
Animation Career Review has again named RIT one of the top game design schools in the country. RIT ranked fifth on the list of Top 50 Game Design Schools in the U.S. and second in New York state.
April 24, 2019
How Big Tech’s cozy relationship with Ireland threatens data privacy around the world
Politico talks to Josephine Wolff, assistant professor of public policy.
April 23, 2019
RIT cyber fighters go deep on Tor security
Recognizing that the internet is not always secure, millions of people are turning to the Tor anonymity system as a way to browse the World Wide Web more privately. However, Tor has been found to have its own vulnerabilities. This has a team of faculty and students from RIT’s Center for Cybersecurity researching the extent of the problem and ways to address it.
April 22, 2019
Imagine RIT preview: How phones and laptops can be tracked via their radio waves
A team of computing security students will demonstrate how the unique properties that exist in the radio waves of a wireless device can allow a third-party to single out, fingerprint and track that specific Wi-Fi device during the Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival on Saturday.
April 18, 2019
Imagine RIT visitors get to control RIT’s ‘Weather Machine’ in new two-story-high video game
Imagine RIT visitors will help keep the skies above RIT clear during the festival on April 27, in a new video game on display at the MAGIC Spell Studios building. Festivalgoers can play “Weather Defense: A Two Stories High Video Wall Game” on six large 4K displays, mounted two stories up the atrium wall of the new 52,000-square-foot MAGIC building.