RIT will welcome the 10th class of Destler/Johnson Rochester City Scholars, a program that has provided more than 200 graduates of the Rochester City School District and Rochester charter schools with the opportunity to attend RIT tuition-free since 2010. RIT will also welcome the first two recipients of the Mark and Maureen Davitt Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship.
RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is forming a new School of Information to recognize the changing roles of information professionals. The school aims to bridge the digital divide and make computing solutions available, accessible, usable and suitable to all.
The agreement aims to continue and strengthen the relationship between the world’s first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and the global deaf rights organization.
The 2019-20 renovation project will be launched with a $1 million grant from New York state’s Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program and will further advance RIT’s research in integrated photonics, quantum information technology, biomedical devices and sensors for smart systems.
Rita Thomas, one of the participants in RIT's Surface Mount Electronics Assembly Training for Veterans, spent several years in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., and later in Heidelberg, Germany. She served as a satellite communications operator and then as a site supervisor for the USAREUR Secure Communications Network. Here she shares some of her story, the role she played in the military, her parent’s influence on her career and how she came to be a part of the RIT training.
Electronics manufacturing is a trillion-dollar industry. driving the U.S. and local economies. RIT hosted a workshop this summer during which veterans, displaced workers and spouses of veterans gained cutting-edge skills—and career options—in the electronics industry.
Under the new program, first-year students at Monroe, Finger Lakes or Genesee Community colleges can enroll to complete a bachelor’s degree from RIT. The students would attend RIT for their second year, and after completing that year, would receive their associate degree from their community college. They would then go on to finish their bachelor’s degree from RIT.
RT @RITBehindBricks: Welcome new students!
Visit the Digital Den (located in Monroe Hall) anytime during Orientation Week to enter for a chance to win AirPods! t.co/u2W2GYEs7A
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SCHEDULE UPDATE:With rain expected tomorrow morning, the Tiger Walk is being moved inside. Students will assemble in the Campus Center for the walk over to Convocation at Gordon Field House. #RITOrientation#RIT
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We're welcoming the newest members of the family today. More than 4,300 new Tigers are arriving on campus. They include students from 47 states and 53 countries, along with a record number of new PhD students. t.co/51pYTZj3r4#RIT#RITOrientation
RT @RITPresident: As we welcome new Tigers to #RIT, and tens of thousands of college students back to #ROC over the coming days, I shared some thoughts with @DandC on Rochester as a vibrant college town. I also assigned a little bit of homework:
We all have something.
A passion to pursue. A theory to prove. A difference to make. #RITt.co/MphhzOf65b
College & Careers is a weekend-long career exploration program designed to help high school students, who will be entering their junior or senior year, gain the experience and knowledge necessary to start making career decisions.