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  • February 2, 2024

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    Students lean into technology and design to improve the environment

    Students in Campus Ecology explored how culture, art, science, and design influence their views and understandings of nature. They also discussed how interdisciplinary collaboration and leaning into the intersection of technology, the arts, and design could improve communication and understanding of ecological concepts and sustainability goals.

  • February 2, 2024

    college student runs a vintage printing press, making a poster that says thinkers, makers, printers in gold ink.

    Maker community fills the new SHED

    RIT’s makerspace capacity has grown exponentially from a crowded room on the fourth floor in an engineering building to three floors in the centrally located SHED. New last fall, the SHED complex showcases different kinds of making and learning under one roof—in workshops, performing arts spaces, and extra-large classrooms designed for active learning.

  • January 30, 2024

    a microfluidic device used for data storage on DNA is sitting on a blue glove covered hand.

    Researcher bridges biology and computing with processing in DNA storage

    An engineering researcher at RIT has discovered the means to process data using DNA. Amlan Ganguly, computer engineering department head in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and researchers at the University of Minnesota, designed a microfluidic integrated circuit to perform complex operations through artificial neural network computations on data stored in DNA.

  • January 30, 2024

    a view of one of the hallways in the shed with floor to ceiling windows and students sitting at tables or in lounge seating.

    A place for creativity, collaboration, and discovery 

    The Rochester Beacon talks to Tiffany Brodner, executive director, Student Hall for Exploration and Development, about the new Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED) and its impact as the campus' creative hub.

  • January 29, 2024

    pages of a centuries old text penned by early astronomers Copernicus and Sacrobosco.

    Centuries-old texts penned by early astronomers Copernicus and Sacrobosco find new home at RIT

    The ancient astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was the first scientist to document the theory that the sun is the center of the universe in his book, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres). That first edition book, along with a delicate manuscript from astronomer Johannes de Sacrobosco, that is contrary to Copernicus’ groundbreaking theory, has now found a permanent home at Rochester Institute of Technology.

  • January 29, 2024

    Five members of the winning band stand on stage holding a giant check from RIT that notes their 500-dollar prize. Behind them is a small crowd of other performers.

    Music, dance, and more planned at Ovation on Friday

    RIT students will have a chance to show their talents and compete for cash prizes during Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase, from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union, as a part of FreezeFest.

  • January 26, 2024

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    Racing Tigers compete on world stage

    Members of RIT Dubai’s Racing Tigers take a life-long passion in sailing, pair it with academic knowledge, and then compete on the world stage, all while working to create a sustainable future with clean-energy technologies.

  • January 26, 2024

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    Performing arts options tip scales in RIT’s favor

    More than 500 incoming students this academic year received a performing arts scholarship, which were created to enable musicians, dancers, actors, and even students with experience in technical theater to continue to pursue their passion for performance while at RIT. To date, some 1,800 students have received scholarships in the five years they have been available.

  • January 26, 2024

    a student dancing in front of a monitor which shows real time motion capture.

    RIT set to host the a2ru 2024 national conference in November

    RIT is set to welcome researchers and educators from across the U.S. and North and South America during the 2024 a2ru national conference. The conference will take place Nov. 14-16, and session proposals are being accepted online with a deadline of March 15 to submit.

  • January 22, 2024

    college student holding a small robot with a base and a ball component.

    Self-taught AI dynamo finds his niche at RIT

    Motivated RIT freshman Brayden Levangie wastes no time designing his own curriculum to advance his AI and robotic research while at college. Levangie is a first-year student in RIT’s School of Individualized Study from West Boylston, Mass.