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  • September 10, 2019

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    ‘Global Women of Light’ to gather for international symposium at 2019 Frontiers in Optics

    Women from academia, industry and government will meet this week to collaboratively establish strategies to advance women’s leadership across science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship career ranks. WiSTEE Connect is collaborating with the Optical Society Foundation to organize the fourth international symposium “Global Women of Light” at the 2019 Frontiers in Optics on Sept. 15.

  • August 29, 2019

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    Student Government president finds her path to help improve students’ lives

    Meet Anika Aftab, this year’s Student Government president. Aftab would like to see RIT students have more options to create their own minors. She’d also like to create more workshops for students to develop skills they haven’t had the opportunity to build and to continue the college’s sustainability efforts

  • August 23, 2019

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    RIT professor named to IAspire Leadership Academy

    Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, professor of biomedical engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, was named a Fellow in the inaugural cohort of the I Aspire Leadership Academy. This leadership program aims to help STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds attain leadership roles at colleges and universities.

  • August 6, 2019

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    Traveling the world creating products

    You do what? From accountant to the stars to sustainable chocolate producer, RIT alumni have some pretty cool careers. Read about Margot Sandy ’08 (electrical mechanical engineering technology), ’12 MS (product development), a self-employed product development consultant.

  • July 24, 2019

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    Kate Gleason College of Engineering recognized for diversity and inclusion initiatives

    Engineers today must be able to manage technical aspects of projects but also work effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural workplace. RIT is preparing its engineering graduates for those growing demands and was recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education as part of its national commitment to improve diversity within university engineering programs.

  • July 17, 2019

    'Knit rug with the word "RESIST" in the center.'

    RIT professors organize yarn installation in Rochester Aug. 21

    Grab your needles, yarn or thread, and get crafting for democracy in a community-wide tribute to Rochester’s legacy of social activism with a contemporary twist. Fiber artists are needed to contribute to a yarn installation celebrating the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Sewing Society at a historic site on Corinthian Street.

  • July 12, 2019

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    Professor honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

    RIT computing professor Linwei Wang, whose research is advancing non-invasive personalized healthcare for heart diseases, is receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.