News by Topic: Doing Good
Innovation, determination, and creativity are the hallmarks of RIT, so it only makes sense that they be used to help others. At RIT, projects and research go beyond academics and use technology in new and creative ways to make the world a better place.
September 14, 2021
RIT wins $1.5 million to increase behavioral health workforce in Monroe County
The $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has expanded RIT’s accredited Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Internship program to focus on delivering integrated care for young clients who struggle with substance use, mental health issues, and trauma from exposure to high rates of violence within the community.
September 10, 2021
RIT working to support Afghan scholars who have evacuated their country
In the wake of the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan and the Afghan government’s collapse, RIT is collaborating with universities, nonprofits, and governmental agencies to support students and scholars who have evacuated the country or are attempting still to leave.
August 30, 2021
Engineering faculty member receives NIH grant to develop biotechnology to better detect sepsis
As one of the leading causes of death in hospitals, sepsis becomes more complicated with the rise in bacteria most resistant to some of today’s antibiotics. If physicians can detect onset earlier, treatments could begin sooner. Ke Du, a mechanical engineering faculty-researcher, will be developing a microfluidic device to improve detection of drug resistant bacteria in blood.
August 27, 2021
Engineering faculty learn new teaching strategies in orientation
As part of new faculty orientation, RIT’s College of Engineering Technology and Kate Gleason College of Engineering hosted a pilot workshop to introduce KEEN: Engineering Unleashed and its entrepreneurial mindset—a national initiative to advance engineering education.
August 25, 2021
RIT's Peace Corps Prep program to open doors for deaf community
WHEC-TV talks to Maya Penn '18 (psychology), a graduate student studying secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, about RIT's Peace Corps Prep program.
August 23, 2021
Gillibrand pushing for almost $90M in funding for NTID
WHEC-TV features U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's visit to NTID to advocate for more federal funding.
August 23, 2021
RIT receives Peace Corps Prep designation
RIT has received the “Peace Corps Prep” designation, enabling its students to take certain classes to better prepare them for service in the Peace Corps upon graduation. RIT is the first university in Western New York to receive the designation, and the fifth in the state.
August 18, 2021
NIH recognizes RIT for enhancing faculty gender diversity in biomedical and behavioral science
The National Institutes of Health has awarded RIT the NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science. The prize went to 10 institutions that have acted to effect systemic change in gender diversity and equity among faculty members within their biomedical and behavioral science departments, centers, or divisions.
August 13, 2021
Local entrepreneurs help people with MS, heat intolerance
WROC-TV features Kurtis Kracke ’15 (industrial design), co-founder of ThermApparel.
August 12, 2021
Former RIT students invent cooling vest for those susceptible to heat
Spectrum News features Kurtis Kracke ’15 (industrial design) and Brad Dunn ’15 (industrial design), co-founders of ThermApparel,
August 11, 2021
Two RIT professors named 2021 KEEN Engineering Unleashed Fellows
Sarah Brownell, senior lecturer in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and Clark Hochgraf, associate professor in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology, have been named 2021 KEEN Engineering Unleashed Fellows by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN).
August 11, 2021
Goodbye, Goodbuy! sale returns to RIT
After a year off due to the pandemic, the popular Goodbye, Goodbuy! sustainability program returns next week at RIT. Items for sale include clothing, furniture, appliances, lamps, bedding, kitchenware, and more. They were collected in May as students moved off campus.