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.
June 28, 2022
Mechanical engineering professor appointed to Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee
Risa Robinson was appointed to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. Robinson, department head of mechanical engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, brings extensive research in the area of fluid dynamics, particle inhalation and toxicological effects of various tobacco products and nicotine delivery devices.
June 27, 2022
RIT grad among the first to return to in-person global Peace Corps work
Alana Smith, a Rochester Institute of Technology graduate, is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to serve overseas after an unprecedented two-year Peace Corps evacuation from more than 60 countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 20, 2022
RIT Venture Creations incubator graduates five start-up companies dedicated to innovation
On June 16, five business technology start-up companies graduated from RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator with a commitment to continuing to engage local and regional suppliers, expand labor forces locally and nationally, and impact the regional economy.
June 20, 2022
Renowned artist and advocate receives NYS commendation award
WHEC-TV features Thomas Warfield, director of dance in NTID’s Department for Performing Arts, who received the New York State Commendation Award.
June 15, 2022
Far from home, young Afghan refugees find community in skateboarding
City Newspaper features Ben Rubin ’10 (illustration), ’12 MFA (fine arts studio).
June 9, 2022
Montgomery teenager earns highest rank in both Girl and Boy Scouts
The Times Herald-Record features Lia Grammer, a second-year packaging science student.
June 9, 2022
Matt Huenerfauth named dean of Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Matt Huenerfauth has been named dean of the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Huenerfauth, who is an expert in computing accessibility and served as chair of RIT’s School of Information (iSchool) for the past two years, was chosen after an international search.
June 3, 2022
The opportunity at home: Can AI drive innovation in personal assistant devices and sign language?
The Microsoft Accessibility Blog features a project led by computing and information sciences Ph.D. candidate Abraham Glasser that looks at improving common interactions with smart assistants for people who use sign language.
June 3, 2022
Electrical engineering student finds success across campuses
Mridhula Sreekumar's RIT journey began at the Dubai campus in her hometown, before coming to the Rochester campus to study abroad with Global Scholars.
June 1, 2022
Saunders College among sponsors of ‘Shark Tank’-style competition for young entrepreneurs June 4
Students from around the country—including a Webster, N.Y., high school senior attending Saunders College of Business this fall—will compete to see who will be named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneur at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) 14th annual Saunders Scholars National Competition on June 4.
May 25, 2022
Proposals sought for inaugural Together RIT: A Day of Understanding, Solidarity, and Racial Reconciliation
RIT will host a new event for campus community members to engage in intentional and honest dialogue about race, ethnicity, and racism. The inaugural Together RIT: A Day of Understanding, Solidarity, and Racial Reconciliation will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 21. All RIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit proposals for presentations by June 30.
May 24, 2022
‘Clarissa Uprooted’ exhibit coming to City Art Space
Starting on June 3, the exhibit “Clarissa Uprooted: Unearthing Stories of Our Village (1940s-early 1970s)” will open in the RIT City Art Space. This show, created through a partnership between the Center for Teen Empowerment in Rochester and the Clarissa Street Reunion Committee, has involved a number of collaborators including RIT faculty and students from the College of Art and Design and the College of Liberal Arts.