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  • July 29, 2021

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    Engineering students, faculty recognized as Champions of Change

    RIT members of the team that designed the Robo Drum—an assistive device for students at Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES)—were honored with the New York State School Boards Association Champions of Change Award.

  • July 29, 2021

    portrait of James Frederick.

    Getting the job done right—and safely

    RIT alumnus James Frederick has not only held the position of deputy assistant secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) since January, but he has managed the day-to-day operations of OSHA while the agency’s incoming nominee for assistant secretary awaits confirmation by Congress.

  • July 27, 2021

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    Student team designs imaging system for CIBER-2 launches

    Two electrical engineering students are refining an attitude control system and are seeking ways to reduce the impact of atmospheric heat that changes a spacecraft’s orientation during launch. Both students will share information about their work for CSTARS-2 during the 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium.

  • July 27, 2021

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    Student researcher focuses on bacteria in Lake Ontario

    Marissa Schroeter’s summer undergraduate research explores a global health issue with a local twist. Her work prospects for new antibiotic compounds produced by two bacterial strains collected from Lake Ontario. She will present her findings at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium.

  • July 27, 2021

    environmental portrait of student Saranya Dadi.

    Student aims to reduce bias in automated surveillance

    Saranya Dadi, a second-year computer science student, is conducting research to make machine learning for automated surveillance systems fairer. Dadi is presenting the preliminary state of her work at RIT’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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  • July 29, 2021

    Photo by A. Sue Weisler

    RIT Libraries is in the process of moving to the Frank Ritter Ice Arena as work on the Student Hall for Exploration and Development, or the SHED, progresses. 

Spring 2021 University Magazine

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Move over, Silicon Valley. Rochester can be the next great American technology hub. Also inside: Tour the new cybersecurity complex.

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