The agreement aims to continue and strengthen the relationship between the world’s first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and the global deaf rights organization.
The 2019-20 renovation project will be launched with a $1 million grant from New York state’s Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program and will further advance RIT’s research in integrated photonics, quantum information technology, biomedical devices and sensors for smart systems.
Rita Thomas, one of the participants in RIT's Surface Mount Electronics Assembly Training for Veterans, spent several years in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., and later in Heidelberg, Germany. She served as a satellite communications operator and then as a site supervisor for the USAREUR Secure Communications Network. Here she shares some of her story, the role she played in the military, her parent’s influence on her career and how she came to be a part of the RIT training.
Electronics manufacturing is a trillion-dollar industry. driving the U.S. and local economies. RIT hosted a workshop this summer during which veterans, displaced workers and spouses of veterans gained cutting-edge skills—and career options—in the electronics industry.
Under the new program, first-year students at Monroe, Finger Lakes or Genesee Community colleges can enroll to complete a bachelor’s degree from RIT. The students would attend RIT for their second year, and after completing that year, would receive their associate degree from their community college. They would then go on to finish their bachelor’s degree from RIT.
PBS station WCNY features Christy Tyler, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, and Matthew Hoffman, associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, discussing microplastics in the Great Lakes. The segment begins at the 9:40 minute-mark in the video.
Six recently graduated motion picture science students from RIT’s College of Art and Design wove together the captivating videos for a museum exhibit at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the nonprofit cultural center located at the National Register Historic Site of the Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y.
The 28th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on Aug. 1, is structured as a professional research conference. Research themes included everything from fundamental microbiology to the fine arts.
The National Science Foundation awarded RIT a grant to conceptualize a new institute that would be at the forefront of quantum science and technology. RIT received $150,000 in funding from the NSF’s Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes program to create a plan for an institute that would expand quantum science and technology capabilities through quantum photonic integrated circuits.
Scholars, students, deaf cultural studies and sign language teachers, artists, playwrights, filmmakers, poets, writers and historians will make their way to NTID in November for an international conference focusing on examining literary and artistic works about deaf experiences.
Lou Spiotti Jr. will begin his 40th season as executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics at RIT this fall. He is one of a few directors in all of college athletics—Division I, II and III—to serve in that position for 40 years.