May 29, 2019
RIT experts shine at Rochester’s Light and Sound Interactive Conference June 25-27
RIT experts will help Rochester push the edge of light- and sound-based technologies at the Light and Sound Interactive conference. The event aims to spur economic growth, as leading technologists and innovators come to Rochester for collaboration on the future of light-and-sound based technologies, applications and emerging industries.
May 15, 2019
RIT research helps artificial intelligence be more accurate, fair and inclusive
RIT has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to help make artificial intelligence smarter and more inclusive. The grant creates the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Computational Sensing for Human-centered AI and will allow a total of 30 undergraduate students from across the country to spend 10 weeks at RIT.
May 14, 2019
RIT Esports competes with best colleges in the nation at ESPN Championships in Houston
A team of Hearthstone players represented RIT and joined 20 other top colleges at the first-ever ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship. RIT became one of the top four teams in the country and the three RIT student players received $7,500 in tuition scholarships.
May 13, 2019
Mobile apps give the blind and visually impaired a new sense of freedom
CNET features Kristen Shinohara, assistant professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies.
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.