Lea Vacca Michel, associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science, received the 2017 Edwina Award at the Women's Career Achievement Dinner on April 24. This honor is given to a faculty or staff member for his/her significant contributions to enhance gender diversity and inclusiveness at RIT.
Rochester Institute of Technology faculty will meet in January with their counterparts at Lomonosov Moscow State University, while RIT students learn about winter ecology in Russia. A contingent from the College of Science traveled to Russia Jan. 9-16 for a conference focusing on opportunities for collaboration and student exchanges.
Rochester Institute of Technology is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Optical Society (OSA), locally and nationally, with a symposium featuring female scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs working in optics and photonics.
RIT associate professor Jie Qiao, founder and chair of WiSTEE Connect (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Entrepreneurship), collaborated with the...
RIT associate professor of professor L. Kate Wright knows it's a good day when her students get a little loud. She likes to hear the volume rise as students discuss Clicker questions, case studies or the models that represent biological structures because it means they're engaged with the material. Wright’s student-centered and active classrooms have earned her an RIT Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.
The Rochester Institute of Technology's Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-on Experience for Girls has been recognized by the Finger Lakes STEM Hub as an exemplary K-12 program in science, technology, engineering and math.
All those summer camps on campus, the visits from school children and the outreach programs into the community are about much more than RIT providing fun, educational opportunities for area youth. These ongoing initiatives focused on kindergarten through 12th grade education are an integral element in RIT's new strategic plan.
Barriers confronting women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines will be discussed by Eileen Pollack, a novelist, essayist and short-story writer, during a visit to RIT.
Rochester Institute of Technology professor Lea Vacca Michel was chosen as a recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity 2015 Inspiring Women in STEM Award.