News by Topic: Innovation
Breaking barriers is a specialty at RIT. Our students, staff, and faculty are always at the forefront, developing innovative technical solutions to today’s problems.
April 9, 2021
NYSP2I creates new tools to help New York municipalities reduce wasted food
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)—led by RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability—has developed a free, interactive toolkit that municipalities can use to design, implement, and manage food waste programs at the local level.
April 9, 2021
‘She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms’ premieres April 16-18
RIT/NTID presents “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” for four performances, next Friday through April 18. While the audience will watch virtually, the actors will be performing live in several “actor stations” in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall and its Robert F. Panara Theatre.
April 7, 2021
Engineering leaders honored as 2021 IISE Fellows
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers has named Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of RIT’s Golisano Institute of Sustainability, and Iris Rivero, head of RIT’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, as Fellows, an honor that recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial and systems engineering.
April 2, 2021
Researchers develop manufacturing training that will include AI and virtual reality technology
Researchers at RIT are using augmented and virtual reality as part of a modern training platform to help address the skilled labor shortage in manufacturing. Using artificial intelligence and augmented or virtual reality applications as a training strategy can support novice trainees and retain the knowledge of master machinists and manufacturing engineers.
March 30, 2021
RIT incubator graduate Council Rock gets $7 million boost led by Golisano-founded investment firm
Council Rock, a graduate company from RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator, has received $7 million Series A funding, led by Grand Oaks Capital, the investment firm founded by businessman and philanthropist B. Thomas Golisano. Motorola Solutions, and other private investors, also participated in the investment round.
March 24, 2021
Integrating diverse satellite images sharpens our picture of activity on Earth
Essay by Amanda Ziemann ’10, ’11 MS (applied mathematics), a remote sensing scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, published by Space.com.
March 22, 2021
RIT filmmaking in time of COVID has brought unprecedented challenges, inspiring innovation
For RIT student filmmakers who are storytelling in the midst of a pandemic, grey has become the new black. While it’s impossible for any production to eliminate all risk in front of and behind the camera, they’ve had to constantly consider the additional time and safety procedures necessary to achieve the perfect shot.
March 12, 2021
RIT student and alumnus follow passion for neurotechnology
School of Individualized Study student Harrison Canning and his business partner, Colin Fausnaught, a 2019 software engineering graduate from RIT, formed the BCI Guys, which stands for brain-computer interface technology. They recently launched an online educational series to lower the barrier of entry and inspire others to join the field.
March 12, 2021
Double master’s degree graduate sets sights on entrepreneurship
JayShaud Potter has taken advantage of studying at two university campuses, earning multiple degrees. His next adventure is the world of entrepreneurship, where he is developing a smart pillow to help the deaf community.
March 5, 2021
RIT student team develops idea for COVID-19 vaccination distribution software system
With a global pandemic on our hands, a group of professors and student volunteers came together to build a software system that helps people get vaccinated against COVID-19.
March 5, 2021
Creative Industry ‘Day’ a weeklong success for RIT students, alumni, talent seekers
RIT’s Creative Industry “Day” drew a wide range of talent seekers from companies such as Amazon, Forbes Media, and Microsoft last week, as the 16th annual event went virtual Feb. 22-26 this year due to the pandemic.
March 1, 2021
RIT holds student contest to name the Innovative Maker and Learning Complex
The Innovative Maker and Learning Complex will be a building like no other on the RIT campus, and an alumnus who is helping make it possible wants RIT students to give it a name to remember. A contest to name the building is for current RIT undergraduate and graduate students in good standing. Deadline for submission is March 13. Voting will begin March 18.