News by Topic: Engineering
January 14, 2020
RIT’s online degree programs ranked among nation’s best in 2020
The 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today, featured RIT on its lists for business, computing, engineering and undergraduate online education.
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 15, 2019
Students address challenges in RIT Grand Challenges Scholars Program
Ridding waterways of microplastics, delivering water to remote villages experiencing drought, and better ways to remove salt from water were just a few of the clean-water research projects recently presented by undergraduate students as part of RIT’s Grand Challenge Scholars program.
December 6, 2019
Student Spotlight: Writing Commons consultant helps other students improve writing skills
Claudia Alant, a fourth-year mechanical engineering student from Niskayuna, N.Y., has worked for the Writing Commons for five semesters. According to Alant, being a peer consultant for the commons is “one of the coolest jobs an undergraduate student can have” on campus.
November 25, 2019
How to Get a Theme Park Engineer Job
ASME.org features David Swerzenski '17 (mechanical engineering) and talks to Tim Landschoot, principal lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Catherine Osadciw, fifth-year software engineering major.
November 18, 2019
Learning from Industry: Employers keep RIT’s curriculum forward-looking
For the last several decades, volunteer groups have played a pivotal role in keeping RIT’s curriculum relevant and current with the latest industry trends. The groups of 10 to 30 leaders from a wide variety of companies come together a few times a year to offer their insights for RIT faculty and staff in nearly every college.
November 14, 2019
Student Spotlight: Ph.D. student receives two awards for research
While attending the 2019 American Electrophoresis Society (AES) annual meeting at the Scix conference, Nicole Hill, a microsystems engineering doctoral student, received two awards for her research: The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) first place Poster Award and the Wiley Innovation Award.
November 12, 2019
New book by RIT’s Nabil Nasr assembles world’s thought leaders on remanufacturing
A new book by Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director of RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), brings together many of the world’s thought leaders on the fundamentals of remanufacturing and its vital link to resource efficiency and the circular economy—including two additional authors from RIT.
November 5, 2019
Studying the Side Effects of Vaping and E-Cigarettes
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers features Risa Robinson, department head, mechanical engineering.
November 1, 2019
RIT named among top ‘green’ colleges by Princeton Review for ninth straight year
For the ninth consecutive year, RIT has been named one of the greenest universities by The Princeton Review—achieving a “Green Rating” score of 97 out of a possible 99—the university’s highest rating ever.
October 31, 2019
To Close the STEM Gender Gap, We Have to Address the Hard Issues
Women 2.0 talks to Jeanne Christman, associate professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology, and Margaret Bailey, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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.