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  • July 19, 2019

    'Students work with large, yellow machinery.'

    RIT incorporates ‘soft skills’ elective into engineering educational curriculum

    As part of a growing trend in enriching engineering education, RIT has approved a new course in soft skills for engineers. The one-credit elective course, originally piloted in the last academic year, has been approved as a credit-bearing option for students in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology and will begin in September.

  • July 19, 2019

    'Person walks across snow as flame shoots up from pipe in the snow.'

    RIT Croatia Professor Staša Puškarić featured in HBO documentary ‘Ice on Fire’

    A professor from RIT Croatia is featured in Ice on Fire, a new HBO documentary about climate change produced by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, George DiCaprio and Mathew Schmid and directed by Leila Conners. Professor Staša Puškarić is one of several scientists featured who outline solutions designed stave off the worst effects of global warming.

  • July 17, 2019

    'Knit rug with the word "RESIST" in the center.'

    RIT professors organize yarn installation in Rochester Aug. 21

    Grab your needles, yarn or thread, and get crafting for democracy in a community-wide tribute to Rochester’s legacy of social activism with a contemporary twist. Fiber artists are needed to contribute to a yarn installation celebrating the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Sewing Society at a historic site on Corinthian Street.

  • July 12, 2019

    'Woman wearing black blouse sits in front of desk with computer.'

    Professor honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

    RIT computing professor Linwei Wang, whose research is advancing non-invasive personalized healthcare for heart diseases, is receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

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  • Elementary-school students place toy robots on maze.

    July 22, 2019

    Photo by Elizabeth Lamark

    RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering hosts RoboCamp over several weeks during the summer for students in grades K-10. The students explored engineering concepts using motors, sensors and programming skills to build robots.

Research Magazine 2019

Magazine cover with image of gloved hand reaching into food scraps.

The latest issue of Research magazine includes stories on innovative initiatives to reuse food waste, how drones are contributing to the agriculture industry, making plastic more environmentally friendly, and efforts to meet the preservation challenges of cultural institutions.

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Teams representing 100 colleges from six countries competed at the 2019 Baja SAE World Challenge hosted by RIT on June 6-9. The teams competed in multiple events with off-road race cars they designed and built, culminating in a four-hour endurance race.

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