January 4, 2023
Schumer, Gillibrand and Morelle secure $2 million in Omnibus Bill for RIT to upgrade its Semiconductor Fabrication Lab
RIT will receive $2 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce to update and expand its Semiconductor Fabrication Lab to accommodate research in semiconductor technologies and prepare the workforce for the growing domestic microelectronics manufacturing industry. The funding was included as part of the fiscal year 2023 omnibus funding package.
December 22, 2022
Leading spinal researcher develops new tissue regeneration approaches for back pain
Karin Wuertz-Kozak described her lab test equipment as a gym for cells. Stretching and compressions tests using bioreactors—her lab equipment—can make a difference in understanding how cells respond to mechanical cues and how that affects disease progression, specifically for spinal disc degeneration, common to millions of Americans.
December 14, 2022
RIT develops interdisciplinary master’s degree in artificial intelligence
RIT is offering a new master’s degree in artificial intelligence (AI). The program begins in fall 2023 and enrollment is now open. The Master of Science degree aims to prepare students from diverse educational backgrounds to become well-rounded AI professionals.
December 12, 2022
NASA awardee working on lunar rover technology
Microsystems engineering Ph.D. student Katelynn Fleming is hard at work making new discoveries on the moon. But her ultimate goal is to use technology to help all of us on Earth. Fleming recently won a 2022 NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunity (NSTGRO) award and will work at NASA centers as part of the visiting technologist experiences.
December 12, 2022
Computer engineering becomes part of inaugural program focused on neuromorphic technologies
RIT recently became one of the inaugural academic partners in the BrainChip University AI Accelerator Program. As part of the partnership, RIT’s computer engineering program will receive hardware as well as lecture modules for classes detailing how the novel chips can be programmed and used to provide neuromorphic computing solutions to real-world problems.
December 9, 2022
RIT and MCC host machinist workshop
WHAM-TV talks to Rui Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, about machinist opportunities in the Rochester area.
December 7, 2022
Plug Power Inc. establishes graduate scholarship at RIT
Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, is partnering with RIT to provide scholarship support to a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in engineering, sustainability, and the sciences. The first Plug Graduate Scholarship was awarded this year to Mamta Choudhary, an industrial and systems engineering MS student from India.
December 6, 2022
Never too late to learn: Register for Osher winter classes
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT offers a unique learning program with in-person and online courses, special lectures, events, and trips for those over 50. Peer-led courses form the core of the program.
November 28, 2022
Grad builds system for International Space Station
When NASA’s Cygnus spacecraft launched in spring 2022, technology built by Snehal Ravindra Ingle ’19 (electrical engineering) made its way to the International Space Station.
November 21, 2022
Dozens of RIT researchers included on Stanford University’s list of the world’s top 2% of scientists
Numerous Rochester Institute of Technology faculty, professors emeriti, and postdoctoral researchers were recognized as top-cited scientists in their fields, according to a Stanford University study published by Elsevier.
November 18, 2022
Chips 101 showcases RIT and Upstate NY skills in computer chip development and manufacturing
Becoming the Silicon Valley of the Northeast may have as much power as the computer chips that will soon be designed and developed in the upstate New York region. The recent Chips 101 event, hosted by RIT on Nov. 16, kept to that premise. More than 50 regional government and corporate representatives learned how computer chips are designed and manufactured—and how universities, government, and workforce development initiatives will contribute to this area.
November 17, 2022
RIT’s ‘Chips 101’ event explores the science of semiconductors
WROC-TV talks to Doreen Edwards, dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, about RIT's microelectronic engineering programs.