News by Topic: Interdisciplinary Studies
May 21, 2020
RIT Libraries celebrates Geek Pride Day as geek goes mainstream
The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT is marking Geek Pride Day with a public online lecture combining two RIT specialties that draw students from all over the world—video games and graphic communication.
May 19, 2020
RIT Office of Graduate Education holds ‘3-Minute Presentation’ semifinals
All current RIT graduate students are invited to pit their problem-solving skills against each other in a university-wide competition. The Office of Graduate Education is holding online semifinals for the Graduate 3-Minute Presentation Competition. Contestants are asked to address a societal problem in a three-minute YouTube video, using their research, thesis or project, or creative work.
May 1, 2020
First-year students develop imaging system to study historical artifacts
A multidisciplinary team of first-year students has been working to develop an imaging system that can reveal information hidden in historical documents for their Innovative Freshmen Experience project-based course. But with the shift to remote classes, the students left campus with the device nearly complete. Although disappointed, they shifted focus to the opportunities the new situation would create.
April 8, 2020
RIT/NTID wins coveted prize to create accessible books as part of global reading initiative
NTID is one of four international innovators selected to create cost-effective packages of high-quality accessible children’s books in languages children use and understand to serve regions of the world where children have few or no books for preschool or kindergarten.
April 2, 2020
RIT Rallies: Bringing expertise to battle with Coronavirus
Many RIT faculty, students, staff and alumni are among the collaborations here and across the nation, providing expertise to improve or create much-needed equipment and protective gear for medical personnel fighting the Coronavirus.
March 31, 2020
Alumni Update: Role with game developer took root at RIT
During a 2008 visit to RIT while she was in high school, Madeleine Rabil ’13 (3D digital graphics) learned that the university’s then-called College of Imaging Arts and Sciences had just announced the creation of a new major for incoming students focusing on 3D as a medium. “I knew immediately that RIT was where I needed to be,” she says.
March 18, 2020
Students combine technology and design to help others
The LiveAbility Lab is a partnership between RIT and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies, a collaborative network of organizations in Rochester that serves children and adults with special needs. The lab, which is located on Al Sigl’s Wolk Campus, opened in 2018. The goal is to develop a pipeline of accessible technology projects that are conceived at RIT and take root at the LiveAbility Lab on their way to development in the marketplace.
March 4, 2020
CANCELLED: RIT hosts ASEE—St. Lawrence Section Annual Conference April 3-4
Registration is open for the 2020 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) St. Lawrence Section Annual Conference. The event, taking place April 3 and 4 at RIT, will feature advances in the engineering field and trends in higher education.
March 4, 2020
Imagine RIT gives students a stage
The annual festival, now in its 13th year, is a showcase day for RIT. But Imagine RIT isn’t just a one-day celebration. Every day, RIT students, faculty and staff are working to pair technology, art and design in ways that move the world forward.
February 14, 2020
Co-op stories: Tesla
Kristina Klishko, a fifth-year mechanical engineering student from San Diego, spent her summer in Fremont, Calif., working for Tesla.
February 6, 2020
Podcast: Hope for Honduras
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 31: A multidisciplinary contingent from RIT is creating design solutions to improve the quality of medical care and education in Central America. Mary Golden, interior design program chair and director of RIT Hope for Honduras, speaks with Christian Perry, a healthcare designer and co-founder of Little Angels of Honduras, about important initiatives to help reduce infant mortality in that region.
February 2, 2020
Undergraduate students create sustainable packaging options for Milwaukee Tool
Undergraduate students from packaging science, graphic design and industrial design worked over the semester to improve packaging and branding identity for Milwaukee Tools and its Shockwave power drill bits as part of the Packaging Systems class challenge.