RIT to Host Nano Days March 28-April 3
A weeklong event explores the world of nanotechnology
The College of Science at Rochester Institute of Technology is hosting a weeklong nanotechnology event featuring lectures, interactive exhibits, lab tours, movies and souvenirs. The event is open to the public and starts Saturday, March 28, and runs Monday, March 30, through Friday, April 3. The event will take place in RIT’s Gosnell Building.
Nano Days is a chance for the Rochester community to explore the uses of nanotechnology in a fun, creative and relaxed environment. There will be nine demonstrations given by RIT faculty and students on a wide variety of topics including exploding tools and measurements, liquid crystal, gravity at nanoscale, making of a Bucky Ball model and a Bucky Ball card game. The public can also view movies on the future use of nanotechnology and the possible health risks that may come with it. RIT professor Karl Hirschman will give a public lecture on nanotechnology testing based porcelain at noon on Tuesday.
Dean Ian Gatley will kick off the event and give welcoming comments at 10 a.m. March 28. Individuals who would like more information can visit www.rit.edu/cos/newsandevents_NanoDays2009.php.
March 17, 2019
RIT heads to Game Developers Conference 2019
More than 100 RIT students, faculty, alumni and staff are visiting San Francisco this week to attend Game Developers Conference 2019, the world’s largest professional gaming industry event of the year. The RIT MAGIC Spell Studios booth is displaying four games created at RIT.
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Data science community to gather at RIT for regional DataFest hackathon March 29-31
Teams of three to five students will have 48 hours to mine a complex data set pertaining to a real-world problem. Teams will test their statistical analytic and data science skills to find the best solution.
March 13, 2019
RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley nationally recognized for mentorship
RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley has been selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research and the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation as the 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee. O’Handley, a faculty member in RIT’s School of Chemistry and Materials Science, was chosen from 10 finalists for her considerable achievements as a dynamic scholar, teacher and mentor.
March 13, 2019
New research unlocking the secrets of how languages change
New research is helping scientists around the world understand what drives language change, especially when languages are in their infancy. The results will shed light on how the limitations of the human brain change language and provide an understanding of the complex interaction between languages and the human beings who use them.