June 28, 2021
2 local ninjas give it their all on American Ninja Warrior
WHEC-TV features Quinn Nguyen, a mechanical engineering student, who competed on American Ninja Warrior.
June 22, 2021
RIT engineering researcher and UR physician apply for patent for blood typing device
Steven Day, professor of biomedical engineering at RIT, and Majed Refaai, from the University of Rochester, applied to the U.S. Patent Office this past April for a new blood typing device that can assist trauma patients prior to blood transfusions.
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.
June 8, 2021
RIT graduates its first doctoral student in new electrical and computer engineering program
Dimitris Chachlakis became the first student to be awarded the new Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering this May from RIT. The new degree builds upon the Ph.D. in engineering, a multi-disciplinary degree established several years ago, and since then refined into three distinct programs.
May 27, 2021
Micatu Inc. donates high-tech optical sensors for campus microgrid
Micatu Inc. donated its groundbreaking Gridview optical sensors to RIT for a new campus learning lab. The equipment allows faculty and students to monitor renewable integration and manage the addition of distributed energy resources onto the campus microgrid.
May 27, 2021
Smart toilet seat designed to potentially save lives
WHEC-TV talks to David Borkholder, professor in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and co-founder and head of research and development at Casana.
May 24, 2021
Recent RIT graduate presented with Distinguished Lee Scholar award
Chiara Young, a fifth-year biomedical engineering graduate from Sherman, N.Y., received the 2021 Distinguished Lee Scholar award from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation. Young, who graduated in May, was presented with the award based on her integrity, leadership, and service to others. RIT has been a partner school of the Lee Foundation since fall 2019.
May 21, 2021
COVID-19 Safety Updates: Alert level back to GREEN
RIT’s COVID-19 Alert Level has returned to Green, meaning the prevalence of the virus in our community and on campus is low. We should all be proud of this accomplishment as we finished the academic year strong. As we begin our transition to summer, it is imperative that we adhere to safety protocols and remain vigilant.
May 20, 2021
Microelectronic engineering program founder retires from Kate Gleason College of Engineering
President Joe Biden recently called for more resources to bolster the computer chip industry to meet consumer and commercial demands. Lynn Fuller has done more than his share to provide assets for this important industry. Fuller established the first microelectronic engineering program in the country in 1982 at RIT, and today many program graduates lead efforts at the top microchip firms advising the president.
May 19, 2021
Matthias Hausman honored with Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship
After graduating this year, Matthias Hausman, a mechanical engineering and international and global studies double major from Abington Township, Pa., will travel to Saxony, Germany, to teach English this September. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, he will be placed in a German classroom to provide assistance to a local English teacher.
May 19, 2021
East meets West: Hira Abid heads to Istanbul to continue biotechnology studies
Hira Abid crossed continents to come to RIT. The chemical engineering student from Pakistan will make another global connection when she begins graduate school in Turkey as one of RIT’s newest Fulbright awardees.
May 14, 2021
RIT sees more than 4,100 students graduate
Commencement ceremonies for more than 4,100 RIT students begin today and continue through Sunday, enabling graduating students to don their regalia, walk across a stage, and be acknowledged by administrators for their milestone achievements despite a global pandemic.