Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology – News
September 25, 2020
RIT Sponsored Research garners record $82 million in funding
RIT had its best year ever for sponsored research funding. For fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, RIT received 382 new awards totaling $82 million. The record funding follows $58 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2019, also a record.
July 14, 2020
Student team develops plans to help make campus child care center more energy efficient
Engineering technology and computing students at RIT found ways to reduce energy consumption at the university’s Margaret's House Child Care Center. Members of RIT’s student chapter of National Electrical Contracting Association (NECA) worked this spring with child care staff as part of the annual NECA Green Energy Challenge, an annual student design competition.
April 30, 2020
Jeanne Christman excites student learning with engaging teaching style
Jeanne Christman thinks classrooms should be noisy. The more conversations between students and faculty, the more success she believes students will have in understanding and applying engineering and computing concepts. That approach to helping students understand and use today’s engineering concepts was one of the reasons Christman was honored with the 2019-20 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.
April 30, 2020
Four years and four faculty teaching excellence awardees in ECTET
Jeanne Christman is the fourth consecutive faculty member in the electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering technology department to win the Eisenhart Award.
January 30, 2020
Student Spotlight: Game Symphony Orchestra competes in Dr. Munson’s Performing Arts Challenge
Dean Nguyen created RIT’s Game Symphony Orchestra when he was a freshman. Now a fifth-year year computer engineering technology major, the GSO conductor is performing with a smaller ensemble at Dr. Munson’s Performing Arts Challenge.
December 12, 2019
Student project delivers solutions for Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
Undergraduate students from RIT ROC-ed the Project during a local project management competition to increase awareness and volunteer services for Rochester’s M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Their solution, “The Common Source,” took top honors recently in the annual ROC the Project competition, a regional challenge for college students.
December 6, 2019
RIT receives funding for Engineering Technology Scholars
The National Science Foundation awarded RIT’s College of Engineering Technology nearly $1 million to fund 36 scholarships for economically disadvantaged, academically talented students and to develop faculty programming to improve engineering technology education.
November 26, 2019
RIT Cross Country Runner Overcomes Challenges to Find Success
Spectrum News features Hassan Eissa, a third-year electrical engineering technology major and member of the men's cross country team.
November 19, 2019
Hassan Eissa crosses countries to reach academic and sports milestones
Hassan Eissa has a life journey that reads like a Hollywood script – born in Chad, left home at an early age, traveled across the continent before making his way as a refugee to the United States. And he has a résumé to match – shepherd, transporter of camels – and now engineering technology student and standout cross country runner at RIT.
November 1, 2019
RIT and Air Force ROTC alumnus returns to talk about service, training and meeting challenges
Matt Frizzell ’16 (electrical engineering technology) shared his experiences as a pilot and first lieutenant during a recent visit with RIT’s Air Force ROTC detachment.
October 31, 2019
To Close the STEM Gender Gap, We Have to Address the Hard Issues
Women 2.0 talks to Jeanne Christman, associate professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology, and Margaret Bailey, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
August 6, 2019
Surace named 2019 Outstanding Alumnus
Kevin J. Surace ’85 (electrical engineering technology) will be honored for his support of the university with the Outstanding Alumnus of 2019 award at the Presidents’ Alumni Ball on Oct. 18 during Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend. The award is the highest honor RIT can bestow upon an alumnus.