News by Topic: Women
October 31, 2019
To Close the STEM Gender Gap, We Have to Address the Hard Issues
Women 2.0 talks to Jeanne Christman, associate professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology, and Margaret Bailey, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
October 29, 2019
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
‘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
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
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
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.
August 6, 2019
Alumni Update: Treasurer has passion for helping the underdog
Fiona Ma ’88 (accounting), California State Treasurer, who attended RIT for its CPA-specific accounting tract, the co-op program and an opportunity to play varsity tennis, has built a career out of championing the underdog.
August 6, 2019
Alumni Update: RIT’s first genetic counselor empowers women
During a single year, Jessica Salamone ’99 (biotechnology), director of Genetic Counseling and Cancer Risk Assessment at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care in Rochester, will counsel thousands of women on their hereditary cancer risk.
August 5, 2019
#BeNicer: Girls spend summer at RIT combating cyberbullying
WHEC-TV reports on the AT&T Girls Coding Camp at RIT as part of its #BeNicer campaign to stop cyberbullying.
July 29, 2019
RIT students show eighth graders how to have fun with math and science at SMASH
A group of 36 girls entering the eighth grade participated in RIT’s annual Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-On (SMASH) Experience for Girls.
July 24, 2019
Kate Gleason College of Engineering recognized for diversity and inclusion initiatives
Engineers today must be able to manage technical aspects of projects but also work effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural workplace. RIT is preparing its engineering graduates for those growing demands and was recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education as part of its national commitment to improve diversity within university engineering programs.
July 17, 2019
RIT professors organize yarn installation in Rochester Aug. 21
Grab your needles, yarn or thread, and get crafting for democracy in a community-wide tribute to Rochester’s legacy of social activism with a contemporary twist. Fiber artists are needed to contribute to a yarn installation celebrating the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Sewing Society at a historic site on Corinthian Street.