Biomedical Engineering BS
December 20, 2023
RIT researchers develop new technique to study how cancer cells move
In tumors, cells follow microscopic fibers, comparable to following roads through a city. Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology developed a new technique to study different features of these “fiber highways” to provide new insights into how cells move efficiently through the tumor environment.
September 1, 2023
RIT researchers pioneer solutions for degenerative disc disease and back pain
Researchers are improving non-invasive treatment options for degenerative disc disease, an ailment that impacts 3 million adults yearly in the U.S. Using state-of-the-art gene editing technology in mesenchymal stem cells, the researchers will add to the growing field of regenerative medicine, the process of producing cellular therapies to alleviate pain and lack of mobility.
June 21, 2023
RIT’s Saunders College of Business will honor Kip Palmer with 2023 Vanden Brul Award
Dwight M. “Kip” Palmer, a fifth-generation CEO of Palmer Food Services and the Palmer Family of Companies, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, given annually to a successful individual or individuals who developed a business that improved the Rochester economy or whose innovative management skills changed the course of an existing business or industry.
May 17, 2023
Biomedical engineering graduate Maggie Brooks sets sail for UK as Fulbright Scholar
Maggie Brooks, a biomedical engineering graduate, begins a Fulbright experience this fall at the University of Southampton in its Amputation and Prosthetic Rehabilitation graduate degree program. A top school for people-centered healthcare, it is a good fit for the scholar who is blending technology and design with doing good.
May 10, 2023
RIT student sparks disability inclusion in engineering workforce
Spectrum News features biomedical engineering student Anna Nack.
April 17, 2023
Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival set for April 29
Artificial intelligence, robots, glass blowing, drones, cybersecurity tours, and performing arts are just a sampling of what lies in store for the thousands of visitors expected at this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.
March 31, 2023
Multidisciplinary student team demonstrates astronaut training device at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Students from engineering, game design, and 3D design will travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston April 3-5 to demonstrate PLANETS, a portable sensory device to help astronauts recover normal balance and movement on earth after an extended stay in space.
February 13, 2023
Engineering students make an impact in Guatemala’s healthcare system
When RIT students Julia LaMarra and Celina Alvarado heard about a trip to work on repairing hospital equipment in Guatemala during this past winter break, they jumped at the chance.
January 9, 2023
Pursuing the promise of Title IX
Fifty years ago, Title IX set the stage for change. But the reason why RIT now has more women faculty, administrators, coaches, and exemplary students is that women acted. Prior generations of women invested their careers to make RIT a better version of itself, including winning two transformative grants from the National Science Foundation focused on gender equity.
October 20, 2022
Biomedical engineering researcher awarded grant to study chronic skin fibrosis
More collagen in the human body is not always good, and Professor Karin Wuertz-Kozak is investigating how disease progresses because of the increase in this important protein.
October 8, 2022
Robot Teaches Tai Chi
IoT World Today reports on a team of engineers from RIT that created a robotic system that can teach Tai Chi.
September 21, 2022
RIT university-wide career fair draws thousands of students in search of new pathways
Roughly 4,000 RIT students and alumni came to RIT’s university-wide career fair today in search of co-ops, internships, or full-time employment. Recruiters from nearly 230 local, regional, and national companies, including Thomson Reuters, Kodak Alaris, Collins Aerospace, L3Harris, and O’Connell Electric Co., were present.