RIT Launches Major Festival and Announces Primary Sponsor, March 11
Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival to join the tradition of Rochester festivals
RIT President Bill Destler will formally announce the establishment of the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival during a news conference at 2 p.m. March 11 in RIT’s Gordon Field House and Activities Center.
Destler will also unveil the festival’s premier sponsor.
Imagine RIT, which will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, on the RIT campus, will feature more than 400 interactive exhibits and displays. These will include new ideas for products and services, the creative arts, engineering design projects and unique performing arts productions. Several of those exhibits will be on display during the news conference, including:
- Multitouch, a touch screen that allows users to paint and draw.
- An Interactive Miniature Golf Hole that uses a laser to help line up your shot and where robots—not windmills—serve as an obstacle.
- A Green Lung that helps clean the air.
- RIT’s Formula racecar, which was designed and built by RIT students.
NOTE: Media kits will be distributed that include high-resolution Imagine RIT logos. Media parking will be available along the Gordon Field House and Activities Center by entering parking lot D. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/imagine.
March 25, 2019
RIT staff and alumni named FIRST Robotics Volunteers of the Year
RIT alumni and long-time supporters of FIRST Robotics, Dan Schneiderman and Joe Kessler, were recognized as the 2019 Regional as Volunteers of the Year during the FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional competition March 15 and 16. Both were honored for their contributions to the organization and the regional competition, serving in a variety of roles from advocates and team mentors to field judging, set up and match coordination.
March 22, 2019
Two comics illustrators to share experiences March 26 and April 4 at RIT
Noah Van Sciver, an Ignatz award-winning graphic novelist and illustrator, will discuss his work across genres in comics on March 26, and Kriota Willberg will discuss her new book, Draw Stronger: Self-Care for Cartoonists and Visual Artists, and her work across media in graphic medicine on April 4.
March 21, 2019
Student Spotlight: Student attends Diversity Abroad Student Leadership Summit
Meet Kevin Mejia, a fourth-year business management and international and global studies student who recently attended the fifth annual Diversity Abroad Global Student Leadership Summit.
March 21, 2019
RIT to premiere short film aimed at promoting dialogue on diversity and inclusion
RIT will debut a new short film to be used as a tool for promoting dialogue on diversity and inclusion. Brick by Brick, presented by RIT Diversity Theater, premieres at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, in Wegmans Theater at MAGIC Spell Studios.