A special partnership between RIT and the Rochester City School District and charter schools has primed the Class of 2020 for success through a college and career readiness program that began six years ago, when the cohort was in middle school, and has now reached its culminating year.
Next spring and summer, as college students enjoy a well-deserved break from their studies, dozens of RIT students will be restoring hiking trails, helping preserve wetlands, rebuilding communities ravaged by natural disasters and, for the first time, interacting with community members to better understand issues such as food and social justice as part of the Alternative Break program.
For the past four years, RIT Tigers across the globe have come together on one day to make a positive impact in their communities. On Saturday, Sept. 7, alumni will have another opportunity to participate in the fifth annual Global Day of Service.
The RIT Observatory is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon by holding an open house. Members of the Rochester community are invited to visit and explore the moon through the observatory’s telescopes.
Projects developed from the partnership include a summer data analysis capstone project for RIT students that will wrap up in the next few weeks, an innovation competition for RIT students that will launch this fall, and a research experience for students that will examine app interfaces for memory-impaired individuals.