News by Topic: Gifts
March 10, 2020
Getting in Gear: Research at RIT improves gear design, materials and manufacturing operations
Gears make the industrial world go ’round. And RIT engineering faculty and doctoral students are working to keep them moving efficiently.
February 28, 2020
New surface mount technology equipment added to RIT’s Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly
RIT recently received new electronics assembly equipment for its Center for Electronics and Manufacturing Assembly (CEMA). The university installed a DEK NeoHorizen printing machine, used by electronics manufacturers to precisely place transistors onto electronic circuit boards.
February 27, 2020
Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly receives automated optical inspection equipment
RIT recently installed a MIRTEC MV3 OMNI automated, optical inspection machine in its Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly (CEMA). The equipment enables researchers and manufacturers to better inspect transistors that must be methodically aligned on printed circuit boards used in electronic devices such as smart phones, game consoles and computer systems.
February 14, 2020
Museum partnerships enhance education
RIT's endowed partnership with Genesee Country Village & Museum—which was established in September by a gift from RIT alumnus Philip Wehrheim ’66 (business) and his wife, Anne—is one of the ways students connect with the Rochester community.
February 14, 2020
Scholarship makes grad school possible
The Mark and Maureen Davitt Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship was established with a $500,000 gift to RIT by Mark and Maureen Davitt to help graduates from the Rochester City School District pursue advanced degrees.
February 14, 2020
Carestream Health donates $1.2 million in ultrasound equipment to RIT
Carestream Health Inc. continues to support the education of sonographers at RIT through a new donation of ultrasound equipment valued at more than $1.2 million. This is the second donation Carestream has made during this academic year to RIT’s diagnostic medical sonography program, with a combined total exceeding $1.4 million.
January 10, 2020
American Packaging Corp. renews support for packaging science program with gift
Funding from the long-time corporate partner will support two innovative packaging centers at RIT: the American Packaging Corp. Center for Packaging Innovation, a comprehensive teaching, research and testing laboratory; and the Center for Sustainable Packaging. Both centers are located in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology.
January 8, 2020
Phil Castleberry named vice president for Development and Alumni Relations
RIT has selected Phillip D. Castleberry, a 20-year veteran of higher education advancement and fundraising, as its new vice president for Development and Alumni Relations. Castleberry, who is currently serving as vice president for institutional advancement at St. John Fisher College, was chosen after a national search. He begins his RIT duties on Feb. 1.
December 12, 2019
‘Momentum’ program expands, offering more RIT students leadership skills
A program called “momentum” designed for students at RIT to develop their leadership skills while actively working to address community challenges has gained momentum, in part, due to a $250,000 donation to expand the program next semester.
December 6, 2019
RIT receives funding for Engineering Technology Scholars
The National Science Foundation awarded RIT’s College of Engineering Technology nearly $1 million to fund 36 scholarships for economically disadvantaged, academically talented students and to develop faculty programming to improve engineering technology education.
December 3, 2019
RIT gifted 177-acre estate to expand research, educational offerings
RIT will use a substantial gift of real estate in Penfield to expand the university’s research and educational offerings in ecology, agriculture, sustainability and other fields. Amy Leenhouts Tait and Robert C. Tait have gifted to the university their 177-acre property, which will be dedicated as the Tait Preserve of RIT.
November 18, 2019
Fellowship allows students to be entrepreneurs and stay in school
The Gap Year Entrepreneurial Fellowship allows SOIS students to take time off of school to focus on personal business ventures while still working toward their degrees. Students in the fellowship also receive a $15,000 award to create the time and space needed to build their businesses.