July 24, 2023
RIT student graduates with multiple degrees
Despite overcoming health challenges from a car accident, Bobby Kovach, who recently graduated from RIT, managed to earn two degrees in four disciplines at the same time.
July 19, 2023
Bruce Smith retires as director of RIT’s microsystems engineering doctoral program
Professor Bruce Smith has made a career of innovations in nanolithography—the process of etching complex patterns on semiconductors—and in preparing a long line of graduates for work in organizations around the globe. Celebrating 35 years as a faculty member, his retirement from RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering is a significant milestone that comes after many years of collaborating with leading semiconductor groups around the world.
June 26, 2023
Mechanical and industrial engineering Ph.D. student leads and enhances graduate student communities
Samantha Sorondo, a fifth-year student in the mechanical and industrial engineering Ph.D. program from San Juan, Puerto Rico, has taken on leadership roles in the graduate student community in addition to her research on metal 3D printing.
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.
June 13, 2023
L3Harris Delivers Advanced Manufacturing Equipment to RIT
Next-generation manufacturing tools provide engineering students hands-on experience with the equipment used in real-life production processes.
June 12, 2023
RIT and FDA test digital therapy/avatar to treat addiction, reduce intimate partner violence
Researchers from five colleges at RIT are testing a new way to deliver mental health therapy to people struggling with alcohol/drug addiction and aggressive behavior. RIT is running a randomized clinical trial with the Food and Drug Administration to test the therapy platform “RITchCBT” as a tool for treating people whose substance use disorders have led to intimate partner violence.
May 23, 2023
RIT joins new U.S.-Japan partnership designed to boost semiconductor development
WXXI reports on the U.S.-Japan University Partnership for Workforce Advancement and Research & Development in Semiconductors for the Future, of which RIT was named a member during the 2023 G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
May 22, 2023
RIT named to U.S.-Japan semiconductor network
The Rochester Beacon features the U.S.-Japan University Partnership for Workforce Advancement and Research & Development in Semiconductors for the Future, of which RIT was named a member during the 2023 G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
May 22, 2023
RIT part of U.S.-Japan semiconductor development program
The Democrat and Chronicle reports on the U.S.-Japan University Partnership for Workforce Advancement and Research & Development in Semiconductors for the Future, of which RIT was named a member during the 2023 G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
May 21, 2023
Rochester Institute of Technology takes its place on international stage at G7 to advance semiconductor development
RIT is one of six U.S. universities named as part of an international partnership to improve competitiveness in computer chip design, development, and manufacturing. Micron Corp. and the National Science Foundation announced the partnership and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2023 G7 Summit in Japan.
May 20, 2023
America’s Semiconductor Boom Faces a Challenge: Not Enough Workers
The New York Times talks to Karl Hirschman, professor and director of the microelectronic engineering program, about enrollment in the program. (This content requires a subscription to view.)
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.