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  • February 22, 2021

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    Studying Abroad As A STEM Major  

    Diana Kulawiec is a biomedical engineering major in the College of Engineering and studied at University of Canterbury in New Zealand in spring 2018 and did a co-op abroad in New Zealand in fall 2018 and spring/summer 2020.

  • February 3, 2021

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    Steven Day awarded 406K from NIH

    Steven Day, head and professor in Biomedical Engineering, receives an award to develop a silicon membrane device for newborns that will treat life-threatening lung problems.  The device aims to reduce problems associated with current devices to minimize bleeding and clotting risks.

  • February 3, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Nicholas Conn and Austin McChord.

    This smart toilet seat might save your life one day  

    Forbes features Nicholas Conn '11, '13 MS (electrical engineering) and RIT trustee and 2009 alumnus Austin McChord as they team up to create Casana, formerly Heart Health Intelligence, which produces a toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system.

  • February 3, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Patti Cyr and Jennifer O’Neill.

    Podcast: A KEEN Eye for Engineering  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 43: The KEEN Engineering Unleashed network is driving change in engineering education. Patti Cyr, lecturer in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and Jennifer O’Neill, assistant professor in the College of Engineering Technology, discuss what the entrepreneurial mindset is and how connections to the network are providing an edge for RIT students.

  • January 28, 2021

    woman holding box of COVID-19 rapid tests.

    Alumna helps ramp up rapid test manufacturing for national company

    Dimple Joseph’s short-term assignment last year turned out to be a “really big start up.” As part of the healthcare company Abbott, Joseph contributed to the main manufacturing site’s readiness to produce the company’s new BinaxNOW Rapid Test, which meets the growing demand for testing options as pandemic cases rise.

  • January 26, 2021

    graduation cap decorated to read: first generation grad, thanks mom and dad.

    RIT’s online degree programs ranked among nation’s best in 2021

    RIT has been recognized for offering some of the best online programs in the nation. The 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released this week, featured RIT on its lists for business, computing, engineering, and undergraduate online education.

  • January 22, 2021

    current RIT COVID-19 Alert Level: Yellow (Moderate Risk)

    RIT COVID-19 Alert Level moves to Yellow

    After careful consideration, we have made the decision to move our alert level on campus from Orange to Yellow, meaning that the prevalence of the virus on campus remains a moderate risk. While this changes our alert level closer to where we all would like to be, we must continue to be extremely vigilant. We must not let our guard down.

  • January 21, 2021

    portrait of Panos Markopoulos.

    Professor wins USAF Research Program Young Investigator Award

    RIT engineering faculty-researcher Panos Markopoulos recently received an Air Force Young Investigator Program award to develop a more robust sensor analysis system to better evaluate data simultaneously from sources such as cameras, oscilloscopes, and other sensors.

  • January 15, 2021

    researchers wearing clean suits analyzing a magnified view of an integrated circuit.

    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.

  • January 8, 2021

    Patricia Cyr, lecturer, Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

    RIT faculty member named a KEEN Engineering Unleashed Fellow

    As part of a summer faculty development workshop sponsored by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), Patricia Cyr was recommended by workshop leaders for the fellowship because of her work during the program and while teaching at RIT to advance engineering course activities and to improve student learning outcomes.