2016 Imagine RIT exhibit proposals now accepted
Annual event brings tens of thousands to see the innovation and creativity on campus
Proposals for exhibits, performances and demonstrations for this year’s Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival are now being accepted.
Last year, more than 2,800 exhibitors and 400 exhibits were featured at the festival, Rochester Institute of Technology’s largest showcase featuring the innovation and creativity that happens on campus. Tens of thousands of people—members of the community, alumni, students, families, faculty and staff—typically attend.
This year’s festival, the ninth annual, is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7. Admission is free and open to the public.
The festival is a STEAM event, with exhibits on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. It’s not uncommon to find robots making food, children playing newly developed video games, student singers entertaining, accessible inventions helping individuals with a disability and the latest apps demonstrated.
“At least a third of exhibits are new every year,” said Heather Cottone, program chair. “It’s a reflection of the turnover of the student body as well as the innovation of the students, faculty and staff.”
Deadline to submit a proposal for inclusion to this year’s event is March 18.
June 26, 2019
RIT/NTID president honored at Pennsylvania School for the Deaf graduation
Gerard Buckley, president of NTID, received the George W. Nevil Award of Merit at the graduation ceremony for students of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Philadelphia. The award honored Buckley’s work as an educator and administrator. He also delivered the commencement address to the graduating class.
June 26, 2019
RIT hosts REU Graduate Study and Research Symposium June 28
RIT has become a destination for undergraduates from other institutions seeking summer research experience through a nationally funded program that connects students with leading researchers across the country. The Research Experiences for Undergraduate research symposium will be held June 28 in Louise Slaughter Hall.
June 25, 2019
An unstoppable partnership: Seneca Park Zoo and RIT
ZooNooz, a publication by the Seneca Park Zoo, highlights projects with RIT.
June 24, 2019
Ph.D. student receives prestigious Microsoft Research grant for diversity in computing
Larwan Berke, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student at RIT, was one of only 11 outstanding doctoral students selected to receive the 2019 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant.