A team of faculty and student researchers at RIT are helping create a more accessibility-literate and empathetic software engineering workforce. The researchers, led by Daniel Krutz, assistant professor of software engineering, are developing free online lessons on how to create software that is accessible for those with visual, cognitive, hearing, dexterity, and other disabilities.
More than 1,000 openings in the Finger Lakes region for skilled machinists are projected in the coming years. Local academic researchers and industry partners are developing new training options to fill the expected gaps—integrating gaming and virtual reality to appeal to a younger generation of manufacturing professionals.
Cancer spreading from the primary tumor location to another is called metastasis and is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Research efforts today focus on discovering the guidance cues, or indicators, that promote movement of cancer cells toward blood vessels during early metastasis, and some of that work is taking place at RIT and the University of Rochester.
RIT awards researchers seed funding of $5,000 for proposals written during the fall semester and later refined over the course of a two-day Grant Writers’ Boot Camp.
For “Creating Informed and Engaged End Users in High-Performance Campus Buildings for Improved Energy Efficiency and Enhanced Comfort”
For “Wearable Technologies and Consumer Engagement in Social Media”
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For “Monitoring and Improving Length of Stay and Readmission Rates Using Learn Management Techniques”
For “Advancing Culturally Relevant STEM Learning Experiences for Underrepresented Students”
For “The Use of Keyword Error Rate to Determine the Quality of Automated Speech Recognition Systems”
For “Highly Efficient Capture and Detection of Deadly Zaire Ebola virus (EBOV) via Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Hierarchical Nanostructures”
For “Development of Bioplastic Packaging Solution for the Transport of Apples”
For “Learning to Sign Before Birth”
For “Chasing Ancestors, Part 2: Searching for the origins of American Sign Language in East Anglia, 1620-1851”
For “Vision-based Few-Shot Prediction via Adversarial Similarity Networks”
For “A Principled Model Selection Method for Deep Learning in Protein Function Analysis”
For “Robotic Collaborative Perception and object Manipulation for Effective and Affordable Elder Care”
For “Arctic Sea Ice Image Reconstruction and Localization”
For “Integrating dynamical systems and machine learning to study paleoclimate data”
For “Benchmarking Integration of Relational and Non-Relational Data Systems”
For “Neurocognitively-Motivated Conversational Assistants Based on Distribution Representations”
NIH Boot Camp Seed Funding
RIT also offers an advanced boot camp focused on the National Institutes of Health. Participants in the NIH Boot Camp submitted proposals for seed funding to help develop competitive proposals or revise proposals to specific NIH programs in the coming year. 2019 awardees will receive up to $10,000 and include: