Campus Spotlight

December 8, 2023

Photo by Traci Westcott

The Athenaeum Games—a domestic science fair held Dec. 7 in the RIT Archives—showcased 19th century skills and technology that RIT students learned about in the class Hands on History: Examining RIT’s Domestic Science and Arts Program. During “Gizmo Bingo,” RIT student Gabriella Smith, right, called out the names of 19th century patented inventions, ranging from the whimsical to the weird. RIT librarian Adwoa Boateng, bottom left, listens to Smith describe the technology of the day.