‘U.S. News’ ranks RIT among best graduate schools
Rochester Institute of Technology graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News annual statistical survey of graduate programs published today.
RIT master’s degree programs in engineering, business and physician assistant feature in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools. This year, RIT:
- Tied for 75th in the nation for the best graduate engineering programs, offered by the Kate Gleason College of Engineering;
- Ranked 93rd among the top full-time MBA programs, offered by the Saunders College of Business; and
- Tied 108th among master’s degree programs in physician assistant, offered by the College of Health Sciences and Technology.
U.S. News measures the quality of professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, based on statistical and reputational surveys about the school’s faculty, research and students.
Beyond the six disciplines listed annually, U.S. News also periodically ranks programs in science, social sciences and humanities, fine arts, health and other areas based on academic reputation surveys. These RIT programs remain ranked by U.S. News as follows:
- Tied for 68th among computer science graduate programs, offered in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences;
- Tied for 69th among physics graduate programs, offered in the College of Science; and
- Tied for 33rd among fine arts programs and ranked fourth for photography, offered in the College of Art and Design.
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Grit Happens: Baja SAE Rochester crowns season race champion at RIT and Hogback Hill
The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor took first place overall at the 2019 Baja SAE Rochester challenge, an international student-design competition that challenges students to apply classroom knowledge with real-world applications. RIT placed 10th overall among 100 collegiate race teams that took on a daunting motor cross field and four challenging days of competition.
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Saunders College names Optimax president, CEO as 2019 Vanden Brul Award recipients
Michael Mandina, president of Optimax, and Richard Plympton, CEO of Optimax, have been named the 2019 recipients of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business. The award is given to entrepreneurial leaders in the greater Rochester region who have developed a business that has improved the local or regional economy or whose innovative management skills have changed the course of an existing business.
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How metal droplet jetting could make metal printing viable
Denis Cormier, the Earl W. Brinkman Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, discusses how wire feedstock can help transform metal additive manufacturing in The Engineer.
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RIT Baja Racing goes off-road for competition and careers
RIT Racing and teams from Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, India and the United States will field race cars, built by student-engineers, and test them on a track that will challenge not only the durability of the cars but the problem-solving capabilities of the teams during the 2019 Baja SAE Rochester World Challenge June 6-9.