Elizabeth DeBartolo

  • July 29, 2021

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    Engineering students, faculty recognized as Champions of Change

    RIT members of the team that designed the Robo Drum—an assistive device for students at Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES)—were honored with the New York State School Boards Association Champions of Change Award.

  • June 11, 2021

    rocket liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

    RIT wins award to develop game design training platform as part of NASA’s Moon-to-Mars Mission

    RIT faculty-researchers will develop a game-design training system that could help astronauts maintain balance, motor skills, and other cognitive functions while in space. NASA, in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation, has selected six university teams, including RIT, to develop innovative design ideas that will help NASA advance and execute its Moon to Mars exploration objectives.

  • November 30, 2020

    three students working on model of a dinosaur tail.

    Hands-on engineering senior design program flourishes this fall

    RIT’s Multidisciplinary Senior Design program began last fall with more projects for engineering student teams than expected, despite the pandemic. From collaborations with other universities and NASA to an anthropologist needing a robotic model of a dinosaur tail, all the projects represent innovative technologies built with sustainable, user-friendly designs.

  • February 10, 2020

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    In Focus: Biomedical engineering students help advance digital microscope technology

    Biomedical engineering students Brandon Buscaglia and Marcus D’Aguiar are helping physicians see the invisible. The undergraduates developed a motorized stage and tracking prototype that works in conjunction with digital microscopes. The students’ ideas are being incorporated into a company’s tech offerings today, providing the potential to make an impact in health care applications tomorrow.