RIT honored for graduate programs
Abound: Grad School guide highlights learning opportunities for masterâ€™s-seeking professionals
Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized as a top university for professionals who want to earn a graduate degree.
Abound: Grad School, a college guidance system for people seeking master’s degrees, placed RIT on its list of the nation’s Top Professional Graduate Degree Programs for addressing the issues that matter to grad students, including affordable options for attending college, access to professors, campus professionals, support services, opportunities to accelerate their path to graduation and preparation for sustained career growth.
“This recognition speaks to the quality of RIT’s graduate programs,” said Twyla Cummings, dean of Graduate Education. “Many of our programs stand out in distinctive ways because of a specialized focus or because they lie at the intersection of technology, the arts and design. We believe that our graduate students and faculty are conducting creative, innovative and entrepreneurial research that will change the world. For a greater impact on an ever-changing society, we are working to ensure that students and faculty have better accessibility to relevant resources and the right connections.”
Programs highlighted in the Abound guide must meet criteria in four main areas: accessibility, affordability, acceleration and advancement. Each school is evaluated based on a key analysis of flexible scheduling, career services, transparency of affordability assistance, the breadth of engaged learning opportunities and more. Schools are invited to the guidance system network only after interviewing with Abound team and distinguishing their dedication to their students’ education.
To view RIT’s profile, go to abound.college/gradschool.
April 18, 2019
Student Spotlight: Participating in the ASCE Concrete Canoe competition
Meet Brady Smith, a fourth-year civil engineering technology student and captain of this year’s Concrete Canoe team.
April 17, 2019
RIT hosts 2019 Upstate NY Regional Student Conference on April 19 and 20 at Polisseni Center
Concrete canoes float—really. And bridges are more complicated to construct than putting up a few steel beams. Student-engineers who build both the unusual—yet attractive—canoes and complex bridge spans will display their designs at the 2019 Upstate New York Regional Student Conference taking place April 19-20 at RIT.
April 17, 2019
RIT students hope to open eyes with mountain of trash
WXXI reports on RIT’s waste awareness campaign.
April 16, 2019
Student groups organize event to educate campus on better ways to manage trash
Engineers for a Sustainable World and RIT Student Government are partnering on a Waste Awareness Campaign that involves displaying a day’s worth of trash collected from around the campus. One site will hold a pile of recycling, the other a pile of what goes to the landfill.