The National Science Foundation awarded RIT’s College of Engineering Technology nearly $1 million to fund 36 scholarships for economically disadvantaged, academically talented students and to develop faculty programming to improve engineering technology education.
The coaster contest was a thrill ride for RIT’s Theme Park Enthusiasts student group at the annual Ryerson Invitational Thrill Design Competition. For the second time since the competition began, the club won first place overall at the competition.
The RIT Graduate Showcase symposium highlighted the university’s signature blend of technology, the arts and design, with research topics varying from carbon nanotubes to neutron stars to wooden toys and film.
Claudia Alant, a fourth-year mechanical engineering student from Niskayuna, N.Y., has worked for the Writing Commons for five semesters. According to Alant, being a peer consultant for the commons is “one of the coolest jobs an undergraduate student can have” on campus.
A college student’s first year on campus can be adventurous, exhilarating, challenging, academic, rewarding and even a bit scary. To help make that transition into higher education a bit easier, RIT has started an innovative program to help students discover how they can be active on campus and engage with new people and places.
"Craft in America," a documentary series on handmade objects and the artists who make them, will feature furniture maker Wendy Maruyama '80 MFA (woodworking and furniture design). The episode is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Dec. 27 on WXXI-TV.
R. Roger Remington, RIT’s longest-serving faculty member, will retire in May after 57 years at the university. In addition to building a nationally recognized graphic design program in the College of Art and Design, Remington transformed RIT into an international archival resource for design, earning many of the industry’s most distinguished awards along the way.
RIT will use a substantial gift of real estate in Penfield to expand the university’s research and educational offerings in ecology, agriculture, sustainability and other fields. Amy Leenhouts Tait and Robert C. Tait have gifted to the university their 177-acre property, which will be dedicated as the Tait Preserve of RIT.