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RIT students will have the opportunity to present their research and innovative ideas at the 33rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

The free, public event showcases research and creative projects undertaken by undergraduate students in all colleges and institutes on campus during the 2023-2024 academic year. All RIT undergraduate students are eligible and encouraged to attend.
Date:  August 1, 2024   
Location:  RIT Campus, Student Alumni Union (SAU)  

Any RIT student that isn’t able to present their research at our In-Person Undergraduate Research Symposium on August 1, 2024, is encouraged to showcase their research at the International Day of Online Research Presentations Gallery on August 7, 2024.


Keynote Speaker

Portrait of Andrew Sevigny

Andrew Sevigny

Andrew Sevigny is a seasoned creative and technology enthusiast who operates at the edge of digital media production.

A New Hampshire native, Andrew moved to Rochester in 2015 to pursue a degree in software engineering at RIT. However, he switched gears to follow his existing passion and experience in video production, graduating with a degree in Motion Picture Science in 2019.

During his academic tenure at RIT, Andrew focused heavily on experiential learning, gaining extensive skillsets and connections as a member of RIT Tech Crew, RIT SportsZone, and University Production Services. He served in a research role at MAGIC Spells Studios during his senior year, developing processes for students to take advantage of the digital cinema production facilities. After graduating, Andrew continues to provide research and technology support to the MAGIC Spell Studios.

Andrew also serves as Chief Operations Officer and co-founder of Mountain House Media, a Rochester-local commercial media production company whose roots began at MAGIC Spell Studios. Keeping up to date with the rapid changes in media technology, Andrew has helped to integrate Virtual Production, Cinema Robotics and generative AI into MHM’s workflows, providing Rochester with novel, Hollywood-level production possibilities.

2023 Student Research Symposium Keynote


Start Time End Time Event Location(s)
8:00am 9:00am Check-In & Continental Breakfast SAU 1300
9:00am 9:45am Welcome Remarks & Keynote Speaker Ingle Auditorium SAU 1250
10:00am 11:00am Oral Presentation Session 1 CPC/SAU/SMT Conference Rooms
10:30am 11:30am Poster Presentation Session 1 & Coffee Break Fireside Lounge SAU 1550
11:30am 12:30pm Oral Presentation Session 2  CPC/SAU/SMT Conference Rooms
11:30am 1:30pm Open Lunch  SAU 1300
1:45pm 3:00pm Oral Presentation Session 3 CPC/SAU/SMT Conference Rooms
3:00pm 4:00pm Poster Presentation Session 2 & Coffee Break Fireside Lounge SAU 1550