People planning to attend Saturday’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival are going to be asked for proof of COVID-19 vaccination and identification. Masks are strongly encouraged but are optional except on shuttle buses, where they are required.
Research findings and signs of computer chip industry demands were the top subjects at the 40th Annual Microelectronic Engineering Conference April 8 at RIT. With indications of growth and novel functions being developed, there were also discussions of the pressing need for even more skilled workers in the field to sustain that expected growth.
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, headquartered at RIT since 2008, has issued a request for proposals for its Research and Development program from the organization’s partner universities—RIT, Binghamton University, Clarkson University, Cornell University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Satish Kandlikar, professor of mechanical engineering, has been recognized by Research.com as one of the country’s top researchers in his field. This first edition of the national and international rankings of more than 3,600 mechanical and aerospace engineering scientists from around the world included Kandlikar, who ranks 31st in the U.S., and 54th in the world ranking.
From robot waiters to river otters, RIT’s Graduate Showcase will cover a wide variety of topics representing graduate scholarship from the university’s Henrietta and global campuses. The symposium, held April 7, will feature oral presentations in the morning and poster presentations, demonstrations, and visual exhibitions in the afternoon.
RIT will highlight graduate student scholarship during the 14th annual Graduate Education Week and Showcase, April 4–8. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Redefining Possibilities–Graduate Students on the Move.”
RIT’s team will develop the technology needed for a point-of-care diagnostics system built on integrated photonics. Capable of accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, the new system could reduce the need for expensive equipment and specialized expertise to better inform care decisions in underserved, resource-limited communities.
The National Institutes of Health are funding RIT scientists to explore vesicular stomatitis virus’s (VSV) potential for treating prostate cancer. Associate Professor Maureen Ferran from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences secured a three-year, $451,718 Research Enhancement Award (R15) grant from the NIH to investigate prostate cancer cells’ susceptibility to the virus.