News by Topic: STEM
December 24, 2019
FIRST Robotics competition season opens with ‘Infinite Recharge’ Kick Off telecast on Jan. 4
Robotics teams from across “the galaxy” will be ready as FIRST Robotics opens its 2020 season with a kickoff event at 10 a.m. Jan. 4. More than 600 students, teachers and mentors will gather to participate in morning workshops and then view the kickoff telecast revealing the details of this year’s game.
December 6, 2019
RIT receives funding for Engineering Technology Scholars
The National Science Foundation awarded RIT’s College of Engineering Technology nearly $1 million to fund 36 scholarships for economically disadvantaged, academically talented students and to develop faculty programming to improve engineering technology education.
October 28, 2019
‘Coming of Age’ describes how a signature program shaped RIT’s future
A new book published by RIT Press documents RIT’s trajectory from a teaching institute to a research university with an expanding portfolio of doctoral programs. Coming of Age: The Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology describes the university-wide impact of the center and first Ph.D. program.
October 23, 2019
World Remanufacturing Conference brings industry thought leaders to Rochester
More than 140 thought leaders and executives from around the world gathered in Rochester for the third-annual RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference, which featured the latest information on emerging trends and issues of critical importance to the remanufacturing industry.
October 22, 2019
RIT researchers win first place in international eye-tracking challenge by Facebook Research
The team, led by three Ph.D. students from the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, won first place in the OpenEDS Challenge focused on semantic segmentation.
October 21, 2019
RIT researcher receives NSF grant to help build a synthetic neuron and neural network
Researchers from RIT and six other universities are teaming up to build synthetic neurons and a programmable network of such neurons in an effort to better understand the rules of life. The project is part of the National Science Foundation’s “Big Ideas” initiative— 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering.
October 18, 2019
Student Spotlight: From studying abroad to a master’s degree
Lucie Le Scolan came to RIT from Rennes, France, on a study abroad trip last fall as a graduation requirement for her former school. Once she completed her five-year engineering diploma, she decided to return to RIT for her master’s degree in engineering management.
October 11, 2019
Student Spotlight: Exploring engineering through Hot Wheelz team
RIT Hot Wheelz is a student-run Formula SAE Hybrid racing team that offers hands-on experience for female-identifying students interested in learning more about racing vehicles. Hannah Sones, a second-year industrial engineering major from Medina, N.Y., joined the team during her first semester at RIT.
October 9, 2019
Field trip to Nigeria gives RIT students a new perspective on global health
Three students from the biomedical sciences program traveled with RIT Professor Bolaji Thomas to his native Nigeria to understand the impact tropical diseases such as malaria have on the population and the medical protocols used in treatment.
October 4, 2019
American Indian Science and Engineering Society gives RIT professor its highest honor
Professor Emeritus Roger Dube is the winner of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society's annual Ely S. Parker Award. The award recognizes engineers, scientists and educators who have provided exemplary service to the American Indian/Alaska Native community.
October 4, 2019
RIT faculty earns NSF CAREER award to study human behavior using machine learning
Ifeoma Nwogu, an assistant professor of computer science, received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for her five-year project to study human behavior by using machine learning techniques to analyze and find patterns in the many signals that individuals display during social interactions.
October 3, 2019
Student Spotlight: Pursuing research opportunities in Germany
Alexandria Shumway was selected to do research abroad over the summer through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) RISE program, or German Academic Exchange Service. Through this program, the fifth-year bioinformatics and computational biology (BS) and bioinformatics (MS) student traveled to Kiel, Germany, to complete her research at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel.