News by Topic: Interdisciplinary Studies

  • April 2, 2020

    Woman holding face mask and protective shield.

    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

    Madeleine Rabil.

    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 demonstrating accessible, modular kitchen design.

    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

    rollercoaster made of colorful K'Nex pieces.

    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

    Kristina Klishko.

    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

    two people standing in front of hospital design posters.

    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.

  • January 15, 2020

    student playing cardboard prototype of a pinball machine.

    RIT students create pinball machines for History and Design of Pinball course

    As part of an interactive games and media course, 12 RIT students made cardboard and digital pinball machines designed around themes of their own choosing. For the final exam, students brought their creations to The Strong National Museum of Play and had visitors give their physical and virtual pinball machines a test drive.

  • December 15, 2019

    student presenting poster.

    Students address challenges in RIT Grand Challenges Scholars Program

    Ridding waterways of microplastics, delivering water to remote villages experiencing drought, and better ways to remove salt from water were just a few of the clean-water research projects recently presented by undergraduate students as part of RIT’s Grand Challenge Scholars program.

  • December 12, 2019

    large and small satellite dishes.

    RIT and IAR observe pulsars for the first time from South America

    A team from RIT and the Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR) upgraded two radio telescopes in Argentina that lay dormant for 15 years in order to study pulsars, rapidly rotating neutron stars with intense magnetic fields that emit notably in radio wavelengths. The project is outlined in a new paper published in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

  • December 12, 2019

    three students and volunteer mentor standing with award.

    Student project delivers solutions for Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

    Undergraduate students from RIT ROC-ed the Project during a local project management competition to increase awareness and volunteer services for Rochester’s M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Their solution, “The Common Source,” took top honors recently in the annual ROC the Project competition, a regional challenge for college students.