News by Topic: Women

  • December 6, 2019

    'Jeanne Christman.'

    RIT receives funding for Engineering Technology Scholars

    The National Science Foundation awarded RIT’s College of Engineering Technology nearly $1 million to fund 36 scholarships for economically disadvantaged, academically talented students and to develop faculty programming to improve engineering technology education.

  • December 5, 2019

    'Artist paints small wooden block.'

    Craft in America  

    "Craft in America," a documentary series on handmade objects and the artists who make them, will feature furniture maker Wendy Maruyama '80 MFA (woodworking and furniture design). The episode is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Dec. 27 on WXXI-TV.

  • October 29, 2019

    'Three people stand holding award.'

    College of Liberal Arts earns 2019 Changing Hearts and Minds Award

    RIT’s College of Liberal Arts received recognition for its success diversifying the university’s faculty ranks and helping to advance RIT’s overall commitment to diversity. The college earned RIT’s 2019 Changing Hearts and Minds Award, sponsored annually by RIT’s Office of the Provost and the Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment.

  • September 10, 2019

    'Overhead view of large group of people standing outside.'

    ‘Global Women of Light’ to gather for international symposium at 2019 Frontiers in Optics

    Women from academia, industry and government will meet this week to collaboratively establish strategies to advance women’s leadership across science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship career ranks. WiSTEE Connect is collaborating with the Optical Society Foundation to organize the fourth international symposium “Global Women of Light” at the 2019 Frontiers in Optics on Sept. 15.

  • August 29, 2019

    'Anika Aftab '

    Student Government president finds her path to help improve students’ lives

    Meet Anika Aftab, this year’s Student Government president. Aftab would like to see RIT students have more options to create their own minors. She’d also like to create more workshops for students to develop skills they haven’t had the opportunity to build and to continue the college’s sustainability efforts

  • August 23, 2019

    'Professor in lab holding pipette.'

    RIT professor named to IAspire Leadership Academy

    Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, professor of biomedical engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, was named a Fellow in the inaugural cohort of the I Aspire Leadership Academy. This leadership program aims to help STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds attain leadership roles at colleges and universities.

  • August 6, 2019

    'Environmental portrait of Margot Sandy.'

    Traveling the world creating products

    You do what? From accountant to the stars to sustainable chocolate producer, RIT alumni have some pretty cool careers. Read about Margot Sandy ’08 (electrical mechanical engineering technology), ’12 MS (product development), a self-employed product development consultant.