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  • September 12, 2019

    'Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) semiconductor chip.'

    Scientists developing single photon detector to help search for habitable exoplanets

    NASA announced it is awarding a team of researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College a grant to develop a detector capable of sensing and counting single photons that could be crucial to future NASA astrophysics missions. The extremely sensitive detector would allow scientists to see the faintest observable objects in space, such as Earth-like planets around other stars.

  • September 10, 2019

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    ‘Global Women of Light’ to gather for international symposium at 2019 Frontiers in Optics

    Women from academia, industry and government will meet this week to collaboratively establish strategies to advance women’s leadership across science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship career ranks. WiSTEE Connect is collaborating with the Optical Society Foundation to organize the fourth international symposium “Global Women of Light” at the 2019 Frontiers in Optics on Sept. 15.

  • September 9, 2019

    'Doug Melton'

    RIT hosts national speaker on engineering education

    Doug Melton, program director of the Entrepreneurial Engineering Program at The Kern Family Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology, presenting “Powerful Stuff: An Entrepreneurial Mindset Built on Critical Thinking” as part of the 2019 Eugene H. Fram Signature Lecture in Critical Thinking. The event takes place 3:30-4:45 p.m. Sept. 17 in Ingle Auditorium, located in RIT’s Student Alumni Union.

  • September 9, 2019

    'Mary Lynn Reed'

    Mary Lynn Reed appointed head of RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences

    Reed joins RIT following a 19-year career at the National Security Agency, where she most recently served as the chief of the Mathematics Research Group from 2016 to 2019. An accomplished mathematician, Reed has been recognized with the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Senior Professional and the NSA Director’s Distinguished Service Medal.

  • September 5, 2019

    'Student stands with life-like statues of the Berenstain Bears.'

    Student Spotlight: Co-op at Strong Museum solidifies career path

    Vanesa Chiodo, a second-year museum studies student, worked as a public programs intern over the summer at The Strong National Museum of Play. Although she was only going into her second year of classes, Chiodo was eager to get some real work experience under her belt.

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    September 16, 2019

    Photo by A. Sue Weisler

    RIT/NTID faculty member Thomas Warfield tied in his 400 pairs of shoes with vignettes of international travel and other experiences through dance, music and song at the Fringe Festival. RIT students, faculty and staff are part of the 12-day KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, which runs from Sept. 10-21. The free events are held at the Little Theatre downtown.

Fall 2019 RIT University Magazine

Magazine cover with man wearing apron and the words: You do what?

The latest issue of RIT University Magazine includes stories on the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and alumni who have cool careers.

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Students from RIT's industrial design program designed and created 10 seats to commemorate the 50th anniversary of RIT moving to its current campus in Henrietta, N.Y. The seats, which include wood from a historic fallen tree, were produced from the winning design created during the annual T-minus industrial design challenge.

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