Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
June 11, 2021
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.
May 7, 2021
Home grown leader builds a people-oriented industrial engineering career
Laura Discavage originally wanted to go to an out-of-state college, but RIT’s engineering program intrigued her. She learned about RIT while growing up from her mom, Maria Burgio ’87 (computer science). And after a conversation with a family friend about his work as an industrial engineer, she applied to RIT, and found the community she was seeking.
May 4, 2021
RIT alumni ‘futurists’ discuss blend of technology, art, and design at Imagine RIT symposium
The virtual Futurists Symposium featured a collection of RIT alumni tapped to present an insider’s look into the future of industry as it relates to technology, art, and design. The symposium was held via Zoom during the May 1 Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival.
April 28, 2021
Senior design program results in more than prototypes
Multidisciplinary Senior Design is a required, two semester, design-based course for engineering students. Currently, more than 400 students are working on 80-plus projects.
April 27, 2021
RIT FoodShare student coordinator looks ahead to program’s future
For two years, RIT student Matt Ryan has worked with RIT’s FoodShare program, which is dedicated to serving and supporting the RIT community by providing free food to students in need.
April 7, 2021
Engineering leaders honored as 2021 IISE Fellows
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers has named Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of RIT’s Golisano Institute of Sustainability, and Iris Rivero, head of RIT’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, as Fellows, an honor that recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial and systems engineering.
April 2, 2021
Researchers develop manufacturing training that will include AI and virtual reality technology
Researchers at RIT are using augmented and virtual reality as part of a modern training platform to help address the skilled labor shortage in manufacturing. Using artificial intelligence and augmented or virtual reality applications as a training strategy can support novice trainees and retain the knowledge of master machinists and manufacturing engineers.
March 30, 2021
‘U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools highlight RIT graduate programs
RIT graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual statistical survey of graduate programs.
March 17, 2021
Faculty-consultants provide a ‘teachable moment’ to students through project on improving COVID testing capacity
When the incidence of the COVID-19 virus increased locally this winter, clinical test labs experienced larger than normal volumes of specimens—and higher expectations of rapid turnaround of results. Industrial and systems engineering (ISE) alumni and former faculty members helped a local lab meet those goals.
March 11, 2021
Former RIT buddies to open new craft brewery in Naples
The Democrat and Chronicle features Dan diGiovanna '13 (mechanical engineering technology) and Trevor Andrews '13 (industrial engineering), owners of Naples Brewing Company.
February 3, 2021
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
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.