News by Topic: Partnerships

  • February 20, 2020

    'Patricia Wright.'

    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

    'student posing with museum exhibit of women's dresses.'

    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

    'student practices ultrasound techniques on another student.'

    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 11, 2020

    'two people standing outside the planetarium.'

    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

    'reseachers looking into microscopes with results showing on TV screen.'

    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

    '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 30, 2020

    'graphic that reads: Venture Creations Coach Katherina O'Brien.'

    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 10, 2020

    'students using robotic packaging machines.'

    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.