News by Topic: Experiential Learning

  • June 17, 2021

    researcher making adjustments to a rocket.

    CIBER-2 experiment successfully completes first flight

    Led by principal investigator Michael Zemcov, an assistant professor in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy and Center for Detectors, the experiment aims to better understand extragalactic background light, which traces the history of galaxies back to the formation of the first stars in the universe.

  • June 15, 2021

    Research News graphic.

    RIT researcher and students participate in joint project with UR’s Laboratory of Laser Energetics

    Students in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology worked alongside faculty-researcher Brian Rice this semester on designing hardware in support of cryogenic inertial confinement fusion experiments. The work, part of a larger initiative with the University of Rochester, is helping to contribute to novel thermonuclear fusion technology solutions in the area of vibration control. 

  • June 9, 2021

    crowd of seated students throwing colorful paper airplanes.

    RIT expects to welcome a record-breaking freshman class this fall

    For the second consecutive year, RIT officials anticipate that the university will welcome a record number of first-year undergraduate students. More than 3,350 first-year students have submitted deposits for fall enrollment as of June 1, up from more than 3,130 this time last year.

  • May 27, 2021

    two people install monitoring equipment on a power pole.

    Micatu Inc. donates high-tech optical sensors for campus microgrid

    Micatu Inc. donated its groundbreaking Gridview optical sensors to RIT for a new campus learning lab. The equipment allows faculty and students to monitor renewable integration and manage the addition of distributed energy resources onto the campus microgrid.

  • May 24, 2021

    professor sitting in his office surrounded by information about the Galapagos.

    Robert Rothman, founder of RIT’s longest-running study abroad program, retires

    A pioneer of one of RIT’s earliest study abroad programs and a founding member of the biotechnology and molecular bioscience program has retired. Professor Robert Rothman from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences taught his final courses in Genetics and Evolution and Creationism this spring, capping off an RIT career that began in 1984.

  • May 20, 2021

    exterior of building in Dubai.

    RIT Dubai’s state-of-the-art new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis is now operational

    RIT Dubai completed phase one of construction on its state-of-the-art new campus and began officially operating out of the new location in the Dubai Silicon Oasis earlier this semester. The new campus was built with an overarching theme of interactive learning and spans 129,000 square meters with collaborative teaching and research spaces designed to accommodate up to 4,000 students.

  • May 20, 2021

    environmental portrait of professor Lynn Fuller.

    Microelectronic engineering program founder retires from Kate Gleason College of Engineering

    President Joe Biden recently called for more resources to bolster the computer chip industry to meet consumer and commercial demands. Lynn Fuller has done more than his share to provide assets for this important industry. Fuller established the first microelectronic engineering program in the country in 1982 at RIT, and today many program graduates lead efforts at the top microchip firms advising the president.

  • May 19, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of students Abid Hira, Matthias Hausman, Tyler Pugeda and Ashley Tucker.

    RIT celebrates record number of Fulbright finalists

    RIT students have had a banner year in securing awards from the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program. RIT has a record four Fulbright finalists plus three alternates for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • May 19, 2021

    environmental portrait of student Ashley Tucker.

    Fulbright scholar Ashley Tucker will travel to Nigeria to research malaria testing

    Ashley Tucker, a graduating senior majoring in biomedical sciences and biology, will travel to Nigeria at the end of the summer on a Fulbright Research award. Tucker will work with a malaria research group at University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Her research will help improve the rapid diagnostic testing for the deadly tropical disease.