Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology – News
November 19, 2019
RIT welcomes creative students with performing arts scholarships
In an effort to help RIT develop the leading performing arts program in the nation for non-majors, nearly 150 first-year students interested in performing arts this year received partial scholarships.
November 18, 2019
Learning from Industry: Employers keep RIT’s curriculum forward-looking
For the last several decades, volunteer groups have played a pivotal role in keeping RIT’s curriculum relevant and current with the latest industry trends. The groups of 10 to 30 leaders from a wide variety of companies come together a few times a year to offer their insights for RIT faculty and staff in nearly every college.
November 12, 2019
NextGen Rochester honoring local philanthropists
Messenger Post Media features Denishea Ortiz, director of Strategic Marketing and Retail Product Management for Student Auxiliary Services, and Orlando Ortiz '04 (manufacturing engineering technology) '08 (MBA).
November 10, 2019
Local snowboarder to represent Canada at Deaflympics in Italy
Guelph Today features James Brunner '17 (electrical mechanical engineering technology).
October 1, 2019
RIT alumni highlight Manufacturing Day demonstrations of mobile and collaborative robotics on Oct. 2
Brian Jaworski ’18 (manufacturing and mechanical systems integration) and Kevin Matthews ’16 (electrical engineering technology) will discuss how “smart” robots are being used in industrial and manufacturing environments as part of Manufacturing Day 2019.
September 24, 2019
How volunteer work led to success for Orlando Ortiz, Hispanic Business Person of the Year
The Democrat and Chronicle features Orlando Ortiz '04 (manufacturing engineering technology) '08 (MBA), president of Rochester's Puerto Rican Festival and the 2019 Hispanic Business Person of the Year.
August 14, 2019
Careers 2.0: Veterans transition to new careers in electronics assembly
Electronics manufacturing is a trillion-dollar industry. driving the U.S. and local economies. RIT hosted a workshop this summer during which veterans, displaced workers and spouses of veterans gained cutting-edge skills—and career options—in the electronics industry.
August 6, 2019
Traveling the world creating products
You do what? From accountant to the stars to sustainable chocolate producer, RIT alumni have some pretty cool careers. Read about Margot Sandy ’08 (electrical mechanical engineering technology), ’12 MS (product development), a self-employed product development consultant.
August 6, 2019
Alumni Update: Alumni create device to monitor horse health
When his brother’s horse died suddenly from colic in 2013, Michael Schab ’09 (computer engineering) saw an opportunity to create something that would prevent other equestrians from losing their beloved animals to this preventable affliction.
August 6, 2019
Tiger Love: Ultramarathoners in it for the long haul
If the old saying, “couples who play together stay together” is true, Jon Podeszek ’10, ’12 MS and Danielle Furman Podeszek ’11 have it made. The two are ultramarathoners who spend their free time training to run 50-plus-mile races.
June 11, 2019
Grit Happens: Baja SAE Rochester crowns season race champion at RIT and Hogback Hill
The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor took first place overall at the 2019 Baja SAE Rochester challenge, an international student-design competition that challenges students to apply classroom knowledge with real-world applications. RIT placed 10th overall among 100 collegiate race teams that took on a daunting motor cross field and four challenging days of competition.
June 5, 2019
RIT Baja Racing goes off-road for competition and careers
RIT Racing and teams from Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, India and the United States will field race cars, built by student-engineers, and test them on a track that will challenge not only the durability of the cars but the problem-solving capabilities of the teams during the 2019 Baja SAE Rochester World Challenge June 6-9.