RIT’s ninth college to open in September
RIT and Rochester General Health System will open the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology this September. RIT President Bill Destler and RGHS CEO Mark Clement will formally make the announcement at a news conference at 10 a.m. April 14 in Fireside Lounge, Student Alumni Union. The new institute will channel the strengths and expertise of the RIT-RGHS Alliance, formed in late 2008, to produce technological solutions to health-care delivery and improve the efficiency of the “smart hospital.”
The Institute of Health Sciences and Technology, becoming RIT’s ninth college, will address three aspects of health care and position the RIT-RGHS Alliance as a contributing player in the reform of the nation’s health-care system by educating the next generation of health-care professionals, cultivating innovative research and addressing community health needs. It will consist of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, the Health Sciences Research Center and the Health Science Outreach Center.
Existing programs that will move to the new college include physician assistant, diagnostic medical sonography, biomedical sciences, clinical chemistry, nutrition management, health systems administration, and the medical illustration graduate program.
Also during the news conference, Destler will announce five RGHS appointments to RIT faculty.
April 19, 2019
RIT professor created simulation that could help treat heart patients
WROC-TV features Elizabeth Cherry, associate professor and director of the mathematical modeling program.
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
Imagine RIT Preview: Virtual Bugs
When the Seneca Park Zoo Society needed a way to create detailed 3D computer models of rare insects from Madagascar, they turned to RIT’s imaging science program for help. A multidisciplinary team of first-year students designed and built a new system to tackle the problem and will showcase the final product at the Imagine RIT festival.
April 16, 2019
Rochester community invited to learn about star constellations at RIT Observatory April 22
The Rochester Institute of Technology Observatory is hosting an open house to teach members of the Rochester community how to identify constellations, the patterns of stars in the sky that mark the figures of heroes, monsters, and characters from ancient myths.