Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology
June 15, 2022
Podcast: Innovating the print industry
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 60: When people think of printing, they think of copiers, toners, or pamphlets, but the print industry is growing and new technologies are impacting how products are developed and printed. Alumna Stephanie Fallon, publishing leader at Wayfair, talks to Cecilia Savka and Emi Knape, students in the graphic media science and technology department, about the skills needed in today’s print industry.
June 6, 2022
RIT trustee gives $500,000 to Student Hall for Exploration and Development
RIT alumnus and trustee Brooks Bower ’74 (printing) has made a gift to the multi-use complex under construction that will showcase the university as a place for technology, the arts, and design.
May 23, 2022
College of Engineering Technology combines print and packaging departments to elevate strategic, career focus
This change comes about to further address the interdisciplinary trends and growth taking place in both the evolving print and packaging industries. It reflects the college and RIT’s focus on aligning programs to better provide a highly skilled workforce for each area.
May 9, 2022
Professor emeritus inducted into international Gravure Cylinder Society
Robert Eller, research professor emeritus in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology, was recently honored by the Gravure Cylinder Society as a member of the class of 2021. Recognized for his research in reinventing the gravure cylinder—the image carrier in gravure printing— Eller was formally inducted into the national society in April.
May 4, 2022
Undergraduate print students take top placements again in Canon’s collegiate design competition
Undergraduates in the Typography and Page Design class placed first and second in the annual Canon Solutions America collegiate design challenge. It was the second year students from the Graphic Media Science and Technology program competed in the event—and the second year they took top placements.
March 29, 2022
International print technology company donates color management software to RIT
GMG Color recently donated one of its high-end color management software systems, ColorProof, to RIT. The system will be used as part of classroom instruction and research projects based in RIT’s Department of Graphic Media Sciences and Technology to better evaluate color quality prior to print production.
March 4, 2022
RIT fuels employment pipeline for innovative employers
More than 2,200 RIT students donned business attire to meet with recruiters from 160 prospective local, regional, and national employers during Wednesday’s university-wide career fair inside the Gordon Field House.
February 15, 2022
Hammer’s $1 million donation to create new RIT center
The Rochester Beacon features entrepreneur James Hammer’s $1 million donation to RIT.
February 11, 2022
James Hammer donates $1 million to establish Hammer Family Packaging and Graphic Media Center at RIT
The Hammer Family Packaging and Graphic Media Center will consist of several laboratories focused on materials testing, distribution, digital processing, and workflow analysis for packaging and commercial printing.
January 31, 2022
Students take home top prizes at collegiate competitions
For RIT students, the learning doesn’t stop when classes end. In 2021, three student teams took what they’re learning and used it to win national and international competitions in cybersecurity, racing, and design.
December 13, 2021
RIT Hosted Speakers for Gravure Day
Rochester Institute of Technology’s internationally recognized Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology (GMST), College of Engineering Technology, working in association with GAA (Gravure AIMCAL Alliance) of AIMCAL, celebrated Gravure Day on December 1st.
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.