News by Topic: Interdisciplinary Studies

  • January 15, 2020

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • December 12, 2019

    'Graduting students wearing caps and gowns give thumbs-up.'

    RIT joins the nationwide college completion initiative Degrees When Due

    RIT is among the colleges and universities from 20 states that are participating in the Degrees When Due initiative, which aims to reach the nearly 4 million near-completers and uncredentialled completers in the United States who stopped college for financial reasons, family obligations or a variety of other reasons. By joining the initiative, RIT will learn best practices in degree reclamation and provide targeted support while re-engaging students who have paused, or “stopped out,” their studies.

  • December 6, 2019

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    RIT 365 teaches first-year students more about RIT, and themselves

    A college student’s first year on campus can be adventurous, exhilarating, challenging, academic, rewarding and even a bit scary. To help make that transition into higher education a bit easier, RIT has started an innovative program to help students discover how they can be active on campus and engage with new people and places.

  • December 5, 2019

    'graphic that reads: grduate student advisory council.'

    Graduate students hold town hall meeting tonight

    A town hall meeting tonight will explore graduate student life and issues facing master’s and Ph.D. students at RIT. The “What’s Up?” forum will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Institute Hall.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Portrait of student Amanda Zaremski.'

    Amanda Zaremski, CEO of WinutRx

    Meet Gap Year Fellow Amanda Zaremski, CEO of WinutRx, a patient-centric medical tool for mobile devices used to personalize nutrition and medication tracking for people diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Portrait of student Jeremiah Gryczka.'

    Jeremiah Gryczka, owner of Mountain House Media

    Meet Gap Year Fellow Jeremiah Gryczka, owner of Mountain House Media, a digital media production and advertising agency that acts as a creative partner for its clients by helping to improve visibility of their businesses and by stimulating creative growth.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Portrait of student Zack Evans.'

    Zack Evans, co-founder and co-CEO of Librex Fulfillment

    Meet Gap Year Fellow Zack Evans, co-founder and co-CEO of Librex Fulfillment, a third-party logistics company that helps international and local e-commerce businesses reach their customer base in the American and Canadian markets.