May 17, 2023
RIT students awarded international fellowships and scholarships
Several RIT students from a variety of colleges and academic disciplines have been awarded prestigious international fellowships and scholarships.
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.
February 10, 2023
RIT-Rochester Prep High School Partnership gives students a preview of college
Plastic pollutants, the coronavirus, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the strength of nanowires, and why freshly cut grass smells the way it does—these are some of the topics students from Rochester Prep High School explored during a mentorship program with RIT faculty. They shared their projects and new perspectives during the RIT-Rochester Prep Capstone Showcase held Feb. 6 at RIT.
December 20, 2022
Scholarship at RIT/NTID to benefit deaf, hard-of-hearing student in STEM-related majors
The mother and brother of a late NTID faculty member and alumna are paying tribute to her memory by establishing the Skyer Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing students achieve success in STEM-related majors.
April 26, 2022
RIT prepares graduates for advanced degrees
Many RIT students' experiences as undergraduates have helped them get into top graduate degree programs.
March 28, 2022
RIT scientist receives NIH grant to study viruses with potential to treat prostate cancer
The National Institutes of Health are funding RIT scientists to explore vesicular stomatitis virus’s (VSV) potential for treating prostate cancer. Associate Professor Maureen Ferran from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences secured a three-year, $451,718 Research Enhancement Award (R15) grant from the NIH to investigate prostate cancer cells’ susceptibility to the virus.
August 10, 2021
RIT HHMI Inclusive Excellence program offers students an early chance to delve into research
Ten College of Science students received funding to work with faculty mentors on summer-long research projects as part of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Summer Research Experience. The program is for students who just completed their first year at RIT and helps broaden RIT’s research groups to include a greater diversity of culture.
May 19, 2021
Fulbright scholar Ashley Tucker will travel to Nigeria to research malaria testing
Ashley Tucker, a graduating senior majoring in biomedical sciences and biology, will travel to Nigeria at the end of the summer on a Fulbright Research award. Tucker will work with a malaria research group at University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Her research will help improve the rapid diagnostic testing for the deadly tropical disease.
May 19, 2021
RIT students have prolific year for securing prestigious international fellowships and scholarships
Sarah Sabal secured two prestigious international scholarships—a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) and a Boren Awards Scholarship—that will allow her to spend a year intensively studying the Chinese language in an immersive setting. She is one of several students who contributed to a record-breaking year for RIT in terms of securing funding for international experiences.
May 3, 2021
Faculty, students innovate when plans for saliva testing changed
Once RIT secured enough antigen tests for students for the spring semester, plans for administering saliva tests were put on hold. But this did not stop faculty and students in RIT’s College of Science from creating a Plan B of new lab activities, research, and community outreach.
February 9, 2021
Ford’s next pandemic mission: Clear N95 masks and low-cost air filters
The Washington Post interviews Rebecca Hull '13 (biology), who has coordinated a campaign to distribute clear face masks.
January 15, 2021
Answering the call during the COVID-19 pandemic
Members of RIT Ambulance this academic year have continued to answer 911 calls on the RIT campus all while taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. They responded to simple traumas, such as patients falling off a bike, falling out of bed, hitting their head or an allergic reaction. They also transported students to quarantine locations.