News by Topic: Partnerships
February 20, 2020
Global lemur expert to speak at RIT about technology in conservation
Patricia Wright, a world-renowned conservationist, will give a talk, “Building Forests and Saving Lemurs with Technology in Madagascar,” on Feb. 27 at RIT. Wright has long been a pioneer in using new technologies to solve conservation problems, and partnerships with RIT, the Seneca Park Zoo Society and others will advance these efforts further.
February 14, 2020
Museum partnerships enhance education
RIT's endowed partnership with Genesee Country Village & Museum—which was established in September by a gift from RIT alumnus Philip Wehrheim ’66 (business) and his wife, Anne—is one of the ways students connect with the Rochester community.
February 14, 2020
Carestream Health donates $1.2 million in ultrasound equipment to RIT
Carestream Health Inc. continues to support the education of sonographers at RIT through a new donation of ultrasound equipment valued at more than $1.2 million. This is the second donation Carestream has made during this academic year to RIT’s diagnostic medical sonography program, with a combined total exceeding $1.4 million.
February 13, 2020
Orleans/Niagara BOCES and RIT teaming up to make music more inclusive
WKBW-TV in Buffalo features a team of RIT students who are collaborating with a school in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to design musical instruments that are easier for students with disabilities to play.
February 11, 2020
RIT international students waiting for a friendship volunteer
Faculty and staff members at RIT are encouraged to volunteer with Rochester Global Connections, which pairs community members with international students to help them feel more welcome. There are 30 RIT international students currently in the program, but another seven are waiting for a pairing.
February 10, 2020
In Focus: Biomedical engineering students help advance digital microscope technology
Biomedical engineering students Brandon Buscaglia and Marcus D’Aguiar are helping physicians see the invisible. The undergraduates developed a motorized stage and tracking prototype that works in conjunction with digital microscopes. The students’ ideas are being incorporated into a company’s tech offerings today, providing the potential to make an impact in health care applications tomorrow.
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.
January 30, 2020
RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator welcomes new coach
Rochester-based business consultant and former Xerox executive Katherine O’Brien has been hired as the newest coach at RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator. Her expertise is in strategic and tactical planning, product design and commercialization, process improvement, business development, research and development, sales and marketing and project and program management.
January 15, 2020
Into the ROC allows students to explore ‘people, places and possibilities’
A college experience should include more than a degree, and for three years, students at RIT have been learning about the community beyond campus and finding ways to make it a better place through volunteering.
January 10, 2020
American Packaging Corp. renews support for packaging science program with gift
Funding from the long-time corporate partner will support two innovative packaging centers at RIT: the American Packaging Corp. Center for Packaging Innovation, a comprehensive teaching, research and testing laboratory; and the Center for Sustainable Packaging. Both centers are located in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology.
December 17, 2019
RIT’s Saunders College of Business welcomes hundreds of high school students for DECA regional business competition Dec. 19
Saunders College of Business will welcome more than 600 local high school students to the RIT campus for the New York State Region 10 DECA competition on Dec. 19. Students will present business plans to local business leaders who will serve as the competition’s judges.