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  • October 18, 2019

    'Lucie Le Scolan in front of the Washington Monument.'

    Student Spotlight: From studying abroad to a master’s degree

    Lucie Le Scolan came to RIT from Rennes, France, on a study abroad trip last fall as a graduation requirement for her former school. Once she completed her five-year engineering diploma, she decided to return to RIT for her master’s degree in engineering management.

  • October 11, 2019

    'Six members of racing team pose with Formula car.'

    Student Spotlight: Exploring engineering through Hot Wheelz team

    RIT Hot Wheelz is a student-run Formula SAE Hybrid racing team that offers hands-on experience for female-identifying students interested in learning more about racing vehicles. Hannah Sones, a second-year industrial engineering major from Medina, N.Y., joined the team during her first semester at RIT.

  • October 4, 2019

    'Ifeoma Nwogu'

    RIT faculty earns NSF CAREER award to study human behavior using machine learning

    Ifeoma Nwogu, an assistant professor of computer science, received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for her five-year project to study human behavior by using machine learning techniques to analyze and find patterns in the many signals that individuals display during social interactions.

  • October 4, 2019

    'Close-up of photon sensor.'

    New tech at RIT may help find other planets

    WROC-TV talks to student Justin Gallagher and Professor Don Figer, director of the Center for Detectors, about a sensor technology that may contribute to finding other planets.

  • October 3, 2019

    'Student sits in front of microscope and computer.'

    Student Spotlight: Pursuing research opportunities in Germany

    Alexandria Shumway was selected to do research abroad over the summer through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) RISE program, or German Academic Exchange Service. Through this program, the fifth-year bioinformatics and computational biology (BS) and bioinformatics (MS) student traveled to Kiel, Germany, to complete her research at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel.

  • September 23, 2019

    'Professor and three students look at bacteria samples.'

    RIT receives multiple accolades for promoting diversity and inclusion

    RIT received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for the sixth year in a row. Also, for the third consecutive year, RIT is being honored as an institution committed to diversity for 2019 by Minority Access Inc. And Professor André Hudson, pictured above, is among the individuals Minority Access will celebrate at the National Role Models Conference this year.

  • September 12, 2019

    'Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) semiconductor chip.'

    Scientists developing single photon detector to help search for habitable exoplanets

    NASA is awarding a team of researchers from RIT and Dartmouth College a grant to develop a detector capable of sensing and counting single photons that could be crucial to future NASA astrophysics missions. The extremely sensitive detector would allow scientists to see the faintest observable objects in space, such as Earth-like planets around other stars.