August 23, 2023
Meet Darcie Jones, RIT’s Student Government president
Darcie Jones, a fifth-year mechanical engineering major from Reading, Pa., is this year’s Student Government president, representing more than 19,000 students on RIT’s Henrietta and overseas campuses. There were four sets of candidates this year, the most in recent history. This year’s Student Government vice president is J.T. Lapham, a fourth-year biochemistry major from Queensbury, N.Y.
August 21, 2023
RIT welcomes more than 3,300 new undergraduates this week
The new undergraduate students come from 48 states (all but Iowa and Wyoming); Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; Guam; U.S. Virgin Islands; and 47 countries, with the largest contingent coming from India, Canada, and China. In addition, there are 927 new graduate students.
August 4, 2023
Faculty member develops new sensor and signaling technology by exploring harbor seal whiskers
Qian Xue, associate professor of mechanical engineering in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering and recent NSF CAREER Awardee, is exploring how the varied sizes, shapes, and directions of whiskers on harbor seals can correlate to better sensor technologies.
August 2, 2023
RIT Launch Initiative team soars to first competition win in Spaceport America Cup 2023
RIT’s Launch Initiative won first place in the Space Dynamics Laboratory Payload Challenge this summer in Las Cruces, N.M. They were among nearly 6,000 students from 159 international collegiate teams at the annual competition that challenges students to launch solid, liquid, or hybrid rockets to altitudes of 10,000 and 30,000 feet.
July 31, 2023
Matt Hartensveld named as a SEMICON West 20 Under 30 future microelectronics industry leader
From building a cleanroom in his family home while he was in high school to becoming an entrepreneur and Ph.D., it is no wonder that RIT alumnus Matt Hartensveld is viewed as a future leader in the microelectronics industry. He was recently named SEMICON West 20 under 30 awardee, given by the organization to recognize the microelectronic industry’s brightest young leaders.
July 30, 2023
RIT student graduates with four degrees
WROC-TV interviews recent RIT graduate Bobby Kovach, who managed to earn multiple degrees despite overcoming health challenges from a car accident.
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.