Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS
June 17, 2021
Undergraduate student team develops new technology for electronic circuit board processing
Five students in Duane Beck’s manufacturing engineering technology senior design class developed prototype equipment to improve an inspection process for circuit boards produced in RIT’s Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly (CEMA).
April 29, 2021
RIT’s VEX Robotics U team takes top placement in national competitions
The RIT VEX U Robotics team placed third overall in its late March competition at the Purdue SIGBots Remote Skills Qualifier. It was the fourth event of the season and the team moved up to 12th among the 300 teams in the league that includes robots from the U.S., Canada, China, Puerto Rico, Morocco, Spain, and Mexico.
January 15, 2021
New economy majors connect with emerging careers
Analytical thinking, complex problem solving, creativity, resiliency, and flexibility are among the top skills needed for emerging careers by 2025. Anticipating these rapid changes in the workplace—further accelerated by lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—RIT is seizing on the opportunity to guide students to “new economy majors” that are multidisciplinary, transformative, and future-focused.
August 26, 2020
RIT names alumnus Orlando Ortiz the 2020-2021 Minett Professor
RIT’s newest Frederick H. Minett Professor is an engaged alumnus, successful professional in the manufacturing industry, and highly active community volunteer. Orlando Ortiz ’04 (manufacturing engineering technology), ’08 (MBA) is the 29th person appointed to the prestigious position, established in 1991.
May 8, 2020
A record 29 students graduating from RIT’s HEOP program in 2020
For more than 50 years, the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) has provided academic support, financial assistance, and advocacy for eligible students who would otherwise be excluded from higher education due to academic and economic disadvantage.
February 14, 2020
Co-op stories: Honda Aircraft Co.
Whether it’s planes, trains, or automobiles, Allison Fink is fascinated by how machines work.
November 12, 2019
NextGen Rochester honoring local philanthropists
Messenger Post Media features Denishea Ortiz, director of Strategic Marketing and Retail Product Management for Student Auxiliary Services, and Orlando Ortiz '04 (manufacturing engineering technology) '08 (MBA).
October 1, 2019
RIT alumni highlight Manufacturing Day demonstrations of mobile and collaborative robotics on Oct. 2
Brian Jaworski ’18 (manufacturing and mechanical systems integration) and Kevin Matthews ’16 (electrical engineering technology) will discuss how “smart” robots are being used in industrial and manufacturing environments as part of Manufacturing Day 2019.
September 24, 2019
How volunteer work led to success for Orlando Ortiz, Hispanic Business Person of the Year
The Democrat and Chronicle features Orlando Ortiz '04 (manufacturing engineering technology) '08 (MBA), president of Rochester's Puerto Rican Festival and the 2019 Hispanic Business Person of the Year.
April 16, 2019
Mahany Welding Supply donates equipment to College of Engineering Technology
Mahany Welding Supply donated two gas metal arc welding cells and two gas tungsten arc welding cells to be used within an advanced manufacturing degree program in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology to provide needed workforce skills.
November 14, 2017
Multidisciplinary teams apply problem-solving skills during IdeaLab event
Rochester Institute of Technology students and faculty from various disciplines put their creative problem-solving skills to good use earlier this month. Working collaboratively, they examined challenges faced by client organizations and then presented conceptual solutions to them during a two-day event.
September 22, 2017
RIT hosts local companies for 2017 National Manufacturing DayManufacturing Day provides current students and local guidance counselors with important information about regional automotive, computer, plastics and electronics manufacturing opportunities and the coursework necessary to be successful in these fields.