Winner announced in 2019 Imagine RIT poster contest
5,000 copies to be printed and distributed at the April 27 festival
The winning design in this year’s Imagine RIT poster contest was created by Maggie Blaisdell, a first-year student majoring in graphic design at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Her design, a colorful amalgam of tools being put together to create a tiger face—the symbol of RIT—was chosen from among 56 entries in the contest.
“The hands symbolize collaboration, the items symbolize RIT student's various interests, and the tiger symbolizes RIT itself,” said Blaisdell in describing her entry.
Second place went to Gan Lin, a third-year new media design major from Ellenville, N.Y.
For her winning entry, Blaisdell—a resident of South Fork, Pa.—will receive $500 in Tiger Bucks. The poster will be used to promote the Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 on the Henrietta campus.
For second place, Lin will receive $250 in Tiger Bucks.
There were more than 5,000 votes cast in this year’s poster contest.
April 19, 2019
RIT/NTID hosts ‘Signing Time’ free family concert May 3
Rachel Coleman, musician and star of the popular PBS and video series Signing Time, will perform a free show at NTID on May 3. Joining her on stage will be Coleman’s daughter Leah, an industrial design major at RIT/NTID, and her show sidekick Hopkins the Frog.
April 18, 2019
Imagine RIT visitors get to control RIT’s ‘Weather Machine’ in new two-story-high video game
Imagine RIT visitors will help keep the skies above RIT clear during the festival on April 27, in a new video game on display at the MAGIC Spell Studios building. Festivalgoers can play “Weather Defense: A Two Stories High Video Wall Game” on six large 4K displays, mounted two stories up the atrium wall of the new 52,000-square-foot MAGIC building.
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.