News

  • July 30, 2020

    Marine wearing Navy Cross medal.

    Alumnus nominated for Congressional Medal of Honor

    Brian Chontosh ’00 (mechanical engineering technology) has been nominated for the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor, one of the oldest and continuously issued awards given to U.S. Armed Forces personnel for courage, valor, and leadership.

  • July 24, 2020

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    RIT launches daily health screen for monitoring COVID-19 symptoms

    RIT is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to monitor their health for COVID-19 symptoms. The new policy will help protect the health and safety of the community at RIT and in the Greater Rochester area during the ongoing pandemic. Starting July 27, the university will launch the RIT Daily Health Screen website and call-in option.

  • July 20, 2020

    professor wearing a mask stands in the front of a classroom behind a plexiglas barrier as three students sit six feet apart.

    RIT course schedules near completion

    As the RIT community prepares to return to campus this fall, an environment of physical distancing and reduced classroom occupancies has added a new component to the course scheduling process. Throughout the summer, every college has worked to rebuild the fall schedule to accommodate the unique requirements of the fall semester.

  • July 14, 2020

    brick building with wooden playground in foreground.

    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.

  • July 14, 2020

    reseacher testing air ionization systems.

    RIT strategically upgrades campus to prevent the spread of coronavirus

    In a biology lab in Gosnell Hall, Professor André Hudson has been spending hours this summer testing products to see whether they are effective at killing and filtering microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. The effort is part of RIT’s Infrastructure and Health Technologies task force, which is putting changes in place to make RIT’s campus as safe and clean as possible in the fall.

  • July 7, 2020

    Wide Format InkJet printer in action

    Fluid Dynamics in Inkjet: Applications in Digital Printing

    With the School of Media Science’s recent move to the College of Engineering Technology (CET), the faculty is beginning to incorporate more science into their classes. Robert Eller, the Gravure Research Professor, is among the faculty members leading the charge in this area. One example is the introduction of Fluid Dynamics in the inkjet printing lab of his Digital Print Processes course.

  • July 2, 2020

    graphic that reads: workplace safety plan: guidelines for RIT employees.

    Workplace Safety Plan in response to COVID-19 available

    RIT's “Workplace Safety Plan in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” focuses on the health and safety of our faculty, staff, student employees, visitors, and other invited guests, and is aligned with applicable local, state, and federal laws.