May 4, 2020
RIT Class of 2020 Master Plan gives grads a solid next step
RIT has announced a tuition scholarship program for this year’s RIT graduates seeking to further advance their career opportunities while the job market recalibrates and the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic. The RIT Class of 2020 Master Plan includes a special scholarship covering 55% of graduate tuition. RIT students who graduate in May or August this year may be eligible for this scholarship.
May 4, 2020
RIT leadership to hold virtual town hall on Thursday
RIT President David Munson will host a virtual town hall Thursday, May 7, to discuss the current and future state of the university in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
April 28, 2020
Air Force ROTC cadet Peter Cinibulk honored as Distinguished Graduate in Northeast Region
Peter Cinibulk was praised by staff leadership for his combination of outstanding service to the program and his peers, his strong academic achievements and participation in, and contributions to, extracurricular activities both on and off campus.
April 20, 2020
RIT announces summer session course offerings in online format
Registration is open for RIT's first set of summer sessions that will be offered in an online format. The goals are for students to continue making progress toward their degrees, earn additional credit hours to catch up or get ahead, or explore interests outside of their majors.
April 17, 2020
Multidisciplinary project studies degradable mulching films
A federal grant matched by New York state and RIT is enabling university researchers to study a competitive solution to polyethylene mulch and identify a more sustainable alternative to conventionally used plastics in farming.
April 12, 2020
RIT Rallies: Alumni group develops low-cost emergency ventilator
In early March, RIT alumnus Corey Mack ’11 (mechanical engineering technology) received an email from the U.S. Department of Defense asking start-ups and entrepreneurs to build emergency ventilators for under $300. Within a few days, his idea became a design that complied closely with the required pieces of emergency ventilators.
April 10, 2020
RIT alumnus spearheading field hospitals in New York City
Dr. Christopher Tanski, who graduated from RIT in 2000, is overseeing every medical professional treating coronavirus patients on the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort and at the Javits Convention Center field hospital in New York City. Tanski, who started on April 9, is an attending physician and assistant professor of emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
April 2, 2020
RIT Rallies: Bringing expertise to battle with Coronavirus
Many RIT faculty, students, staff and alumni are among the collaborations here and across the nation, providing expertise to improve or create much-needed equipment and protective gear for medical personnel fighting the Coronavirus.
March 31, 2020
Tiger blood flows in Lawrence family
When new students come to RIT, they join the ever-growing Tiger family. For John B. Lawrence and his younger brother, Jared Lawrence, the Tiger family is more than just a proximal community; it’s also based on actual bloodlines.
March 31, 2020
Alumni Update: Darling named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List
Jordan Darling’s career has soared as rapidly as the sleek watercraft he designs. The vice president of Nikola Powersports was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, the prestigious designation given annually to top entrepreneurial talent in the United States and Canada.