News by Topic: Creativity And Innovation
Breaking barriers is a specialty at RIT. Our students, staff, and faculty are always at the forefront, developing innovative technical solutions to today’s problems.
May 23, 2023
Students use low-cost multispectral imaging system to uncover hidden texts
Izzy Moyer, a third-year museum studies student, earned an internship working with other RIT students on MISHA, the Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts. The system includes 16 LEDs to illuminate objects using different wavelengths of light to see the object in new ways.
May 17, 2023
RIT students awarded international fellowships and scholarships
Several RIT students from a variety of colleges and academic disciplines have been awarded prestigious international fellowships and scholarships.
May 12, 2023
RIT grads told to hold on to hope and work hard to make it happen
A former top NASA administrator told graduates of RIT that their futures may seem as ambiguous as outer space. But by daring to do mighty things with hope instead of fear, untold possibilities will come into focus. Thomas Zurbuchen, astrophysicist and the longest continually serving associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate in NASA’s history, addressed the crowd during today's Academic Convocation ceremony in the Gordon Field House. More than 4,800 RIT graduates, including those attending RIT’s global campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo, were recognized.
May 12, 2023
McChord named Outstanding Alumnus
RIT is honoring Austin McChord as Outstanding Alumnus for 2022-2023. The award, presented during Academic Convocation on May 12, is the highest honor the university can bestow upon alumni in recognition of professional accomplishments as well as service and generosity to the university.
May 10, 2023
RIT and URMC researchers study maternal nutrition and oral health for clues to childhood tooth decay
Researchers from RIT and the University of Rochester Medical Center are taking a closer look at nutritional factors during pregnancy and in infancy associated with severe tooth decay in young children.
May 8, 2023
Helping Flower City bloom
Over the last year, RIT students, alumni, faculty, and staff have worked to give back to the Rochester community by leveraging art and design. From providing creative outlets for young students to making a shelter to protect residents from the weather, RIT community members are dedicated to giving back to the city where they blossomed into the professionals they are today.
May 8, 2023
Squishing the barriers of physics
Four RIT faculty members are opening up soft matter physics, sometimes known as “squishy physics,” to a new generation of diverse scholars.
May 8, 2023
Unfolding the universe
Associate Professor Jeyhan Kartaltepe has her hands full studying data from the most powerful observational instrument ever made, while continuing to bolster her reputation as a teacher and mentor. Her work has gotten the attention of the astronomy community worldwide.
May 4, 2023
Tiffany Brodner assumes new role as executive director of the SHED
Tiffany Brodner was named RIT’s inaugural executive director of the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED), following a national search. She assumed her new position in April. She will work closely with Michael Buffalin IV, who was appointed director of RIT’s makerspace within the SHED.
May 3, 2023
FDA: The heart-checking smart toilet seat is a go
Fierce Biotech features healthcare technology firm Casana, founded by alumnus Nick Conn. RIT Trustee Austin McChord is CEO of the company that makes a smart toilet seat that measures heart rate and oxygen saturation.
May 2, 2023
RIT to confer five honorary degrees at May 12 commencement ceremony
RIT will confer honorary degrees to five outstanding individuals at its 2023 commencement ceremony on May 12. The honorees will be recognized alongside more than 4,800 graduates.
April 29, 2023
Imagine RIT festival proves the future is bright
Thousands of visitors at the 2023 Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival got to see what’s on the horizon in the areas of technology, the arts, and design. Festivalgoers traversed RIT’s campus on Saturday, exploring more than 350 exhibits.