RIT researchers are studying the genetic switch that could make cattle resistant to the wasting disease known as “sleeping sickness.” Bolaji Thomas, professor of biomedical sciences in RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology, is examining different immune responses to bovine trypanosomiasis within the same species of cattle in Nigeria.
John Dodd, an instructor in RIT’s College of Art and Design for more than 40 years, is the sixth recipient of the Edline M. Chun Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service. The award, named in honor of the late RIT adjunct professor Edline Chun, has been given annually since 2014 to a faculty member who exemplifies excellence and dedication in teaching to an affiliated school in the College of Art and Design.
Scientists conducting cutting-edge research in computational astrophysics will converge at RIT for two workshops in June. Experts from RIT, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Berkeley and other prestigious institutions will speak at the events hosted by RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation.
RIT has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to help make artificial intelligence smarter and more inclusive. The grant creates the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Computational Sensing for Human-centered AI and will allow a total of 30 undergraduate students from across the country to spend 10 weeks at RIT.
A team of Hearthstone players represented RIT and joined 20 other top colleges at the first-ever ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship. RIT became one of the top four teams in the country and the three RIT student players received $7,500 in tuition scholarships.
Elena Zambito will graduate this May from RIT’s diagnostic medical sonography program, and she is already finding ways to enhance her new field. Her goal is to land a cardiac sonographer position at a leading research hospital like the Mayo Clinic and discover ways to reduce the high rates of injury among sonographers.
The latest issue of RIT University Magazine includes stories on how the RIT Venture Fund helps turn ideas into businesses; online education; and how alumni, students, faculty, and staff are making a difference around the world.
Forbes features a toilet seat developed by RIT that contains devices that measure blood oxygenation levels, heart rate and blood pressure to signal when someone is at risk for congestive heart failure.
Congratulations to those that graduated from @ritdubai yesterday! We can't wait to see what's next for you, and are excited that you're officially @RIT_Alumni! We wish you all the best. #RIT#RITGrad
May 21RIT @rittigers
Role-playing games, escape rooms, immersive theater—and food—are the inspiration for a storytelling, science and technology camp that will be piloted this summer at #RIT by @ZuckMedia. t.co/5z9HtEJmTW
May 20RIT @rittigers
Researchers at #RIT are looking to strike a balance: Find a way to produce plastics that retain their best qualities and yet are more environmentally friendly. t.co/7APCrnH33a
May 20RIT Retweeted @RITStudyAbroad
RT @RITStudyAbroad: Game of Thrones may be over, but King's Landing lives on in Dubrovnik, Croatia!
See how popular spots in Dubrovnik turn into scenes from King's Landing ... or experience it yourself! Applications open for spring 2020 study abroad!
May 20RIT @rittigers
John Dodd, an instructor in @RIT_artdesign for more than 40 years, is the sixth recipient of the Edline M. Chun Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service. #RITt.co/9AWSPfhsZ9