October 4, 2021
RIT Graduate School Dean Twyla Cummings to retire
RIT Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Twyla Cummings will retire from RIT effective June 30. Cummings oversaw the evolution of the Office of Graduate Education to the RIT Graduate School in support of RIT’s Strategic Plan 2018-2025, and RIT added five new Ph.D. programs during her tenure.
September 28, 2021
Reusable Packaging Is the Latest Eco-Friendly Trend. But Does It Actually Make a Difference?
Time magazine talks to Daniel Johnson, chair of the Department of Packaging Science, about the mechanics behind reuse programs.
August 27, 2021
Engineering faculty learn new teaching strategies in orientation
As part of new faculty orientation, RIT’s College of Engineering Technology and Kate Gleason College of Engineering hosted a pilot workshop to introduce KEEN: Engineering Unleashed and its entrepreneurial mindset—a national initiative to advance engineering education.
August 17, 2021
CET department changes name to reflect advances in communications networking technologies
The College of Engineering Technology's Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology is now the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.
August 17, 2021
New eatery Biscotti Brewers brings gluten-free excitement to downtown Rochester
WROC-TV features Kayla Sandoval '15 (mechanical engineering technology), owner of Biscotti Brewers.
July 29, 2021
Getting the job done right—and safely
RIT alumnus James Frederick has not only held the position of deputy assistant secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) since January, but he has managed the day-to-day operations of OSHA while the agency’s incoming nominee for assistant secretary awaits confirmation by Congress.
July 20, 2021
Students produce flexographic labels in “Recognition Run”
At the end of the Spring 2021 term, students in Dr. Greg D’Amico’s Print Production course in the Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology completed the semester with a “Recognition Run,” consisting of full-color pressure-sensitive labels printed on the Department’s six-color Mark Andy flexographic press.
July 6, 2021
GMST Students receive prestigious scholarships
Ayanna Smith and Emi Knape, both second year Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology students, have been selected to receive prestigious scholarships from The Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundations
June 28, 2021
Students win Canon national design competition
Undergraduate students in Irma Abu-Jumah’s Typography and Page Design course placed first in the Canon Solutions America—University Program Magalog Challenge this spring. They were among two schools and several teams that participated in the University Inkjet Program, the company’s annual student design competition.
June 24, 2021
Why Are Ketchup Bottles So Hard to Use?
The Atlantic talks to Daniel Johnson, chair of the Department of Packaging Science, about the research that goes into package design.
June 17, 2021
Undergraduate student team develops new technology for electronic circuit board processing
Five students in Duane Beck’s manufacturing engineering technology senior design class developed prototype equipment to improve an inspection process for circuit boards produced in RIT’s Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly (CEMA).
June 15, 2021
RIT researcher and students participate in joint project with UR’s Laboratory of Laser Energetics
Students in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology worked alongside faculty-researcher Brian Rice this semester on designing hardware in support of cryogenic inertial confinement fusion experiments. The work, part of a larger initiative with the University of Rochester, is helping to contribute to novel thermonuclear fusion technology solutions in the area of vibration control.