Mechanical Engineering BS
December 1, 2023
RIT students building device to keep astronauts healthy in space
Students, faculty, and alumni at RIT are participating in NASA’s national Moon to Mars initiative to build a training device and monitoring tool to help make extended space travel healthier for astronauts.
November 24, 2023
Overcoming obstacles: Students’ game-changing product breaks barriers
Students in RIT’s Multidisciplinary Senior Design (MSD) program worked on The Overcomer, a patented device being used by children and adults with mobility challenges to play sports at the Special Olympics and in schools, nursing care facilities, sports leagues, and homes around the world.
November 16, 2023
Student on a mission to merge art with science for NASA
In a space known for innovative science and technology, Paige Manley '24 (3D digital design) is demonstrating the value of art as an aid to science through opportunities with NASA.
September 5, 2023
Zach Miller Post-2023 UTMB Interview
I Run Far interviews Zach Miller '12 (mechanical engineering), an ultrarunner who finished in second place in the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), a mountain ultramarathon race.
August 23, 2023
Meet Darcie Jones, RIT’s Student Government president
Darcie Jones, a fifth-year mechanical engineering major from Reading, Pa., is this year’s Student Government president, representing more than 19,000 students on RIT’s Henrietta and overseas campuses. There were four sets of candidates this year, the most in recent history. This year’s Student Government vice president is J.T. Lapham, a fourth-year biochemistry major from Queensbury, N.Y.
August 2, 2023
RIT Launch Initiative team soars to first competition win in Spaceport America Cup 2023
RIT’s Launch Initiative won first place in the Space Dynamics Laboratory Payload Challenge this summer in Las Cruces, N.M. They were among nearly 6,000 students from 159 international collegiate teams at the annual competition that challenges students to launch solid, liquid, or hybrid rockets to altitudes of 10,000 and 30,000 feet.
April 28, 2023
Engineering alumna makes history at Indianapolis 500
Nicole Rotondo ’16 (mechanical engineering) always wanted to be in motorsports. Taking her passion for cars and racing, she built an engineering career that put her on the fast track with Honda’s Performance Development (HPD) team.
April 28, 2023
RIT hosts glass 3D printer for research, multidisciplinary exploration
The first-of-its-kind technology is opening up new creative possibilities at RIT and beyond — it is working to fuel the future of sustainable manufacturing and even space travel.
April 21, 2023
Using historic worlds to inspire creative writing
Associate Professor Trent Hergenrader has led two study abroad trips to Portugal in the past, but this year he wanted to try something different. In January, he and 22 students traveled to Spain as part of a unique creative writing course.
April 17, 2023
Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival set for April 29
Artificial intelligence, robots, glass blowing, drones, cybersecurity tours, and performing arts are just a sampling of what lies in store for the thousands of visitors expected at this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.
April 10, 2023
Local NASA engineer projects path forward for Artemis program
WHEC-TV talks to Darcy DeAngelis ’20 BS/ME (mechanical engineering), who is working on NASA's Artemis program.
April 10, 2023
Students from RIT Croatia, RIT Dubai, and RIT Kosovo to showcase exhibits at this year’s Imagine RIT
This year’s Imagine RIT festival will have a strong international presence thanks in part to three teams from RIT’s global campuses who will fly to the U.S. to present exhibits. Teams from RIT Croatia, RIT Dubai, and RIT Kosovo won a competition to present their exhibits in the Gordon Field House.