News by Topic: Innovation

  • June 30, 2020

    graphic that reads: RIT AR Experience available now for download.

    RIT offers AR tours for prospective students

    Prospective students who may be thinking of attending RIT can now take a campus tour from their home with a new mobile app that features augmented reality with 360-degree videos.

  • June 25, 2020

    students performing a play in a set that looks like a college dorm room.

    RIT theater production receives Kennedy Center award

    I and You, a collaborative production between NTID's Department of Performing Arts and the College of Liberal Arts Theatre Arts Program, has won a 2020 Outstanding Production Ensemble award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

  • June 23, 2020

    screenshot of program that searches math formulas.

    RIT researchers create easy-to-use math-aware search interface

    Researchers at RIT have developed MathDeck, an online search interface that allows anyone to easily create, edit and lookup sophisticated math formulas on the computer. Created by an interdisciplinary team of more than a dozen faculty and students, MathDeck aims to make math notation interactive and easily shareable, and it's is free and open to the public.

  • June 23, 2020

    screenshot from a virtual play, where a man and a woman look up at a bird on a tree branch.

    RIT faculty create live virtual play on life with coronavirus

    It doesn’t take long for art to imitate life, as evidenced with virtual live productions of life amid COVID-19 scheduled this week on Twitch TV. The Canadian Wiggler, written, directed and produced by RIT's David Munnell, uses virtual reality and actors in a live webcast. It is set in May 2020, when the coronavirus lockdown is taking its toll.

  • June 18, 2020

    person pointing to screen while giving presentation.

    RIT Rallies: Alumnus manages crisis personnel deployment for COVID-19 response efforts

    Years of expertise as an emergency manager and volunteer firefighter and EMT has allowed RIT alumnus Christopher Tarantino ’13 (business administration) to develop his training and consulting company. And as a result of COVID-19, his company is helping those in private and public sectors create plans to mitigate this public health crisis.

  • June 16, 2020

    two men sitting in adjacent offices.

    Venture Creations resumes operations as part of state’s reopening plan

    RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator has resumed operations as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan. Under New York state guidelines, Venture Creations staff, resident clients and resident graduate companies must provide administrators with a COVID-19 safe operation plan.

  • June 11, 2020

    Jim Swift '88, president and CEO, Cortera.

    RIT Rallies: Finding a financial heartbeat during COVID-19

    As businesses look to reopen and jumpstart the COVID-19 stalled economy, RIT alumnus Jim Swift finds himself a much sought-after adviser. Swift ’88 is president and chief executive officer of Cortera, a national business intelligence company that is providing analytics on an estimated $1.5 trillion annual business-to-business transactions — data that businesses need to determine their future.

  • June 5, 2020

    N3T logo.

    RIT Venture Creations company New 3D Technologies lands U.S. Air Force contract

    Rochester-based company New 3D Technologies (N3T) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force to build the next generation of glasses-free 3D displays. The technology company, formerly DTI, specializes in autostereoscopic displays, which do not require any special eyewear to see the 3D effect, and is part of RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator.