News by Topic: Women
Rochester has a proud history of breaking barriers and fighting for social change. Susan B. Anthony and Anna Murray Douglass were Rochesterians and our community continues to celebrate their social contributions. RIT upholds a tradition of social equity by supporting female students with a host of clubs and organizations, as well as community resources, that provide platforms for meaningful discussion centering on feminine social justice.
July 27, 2021
Student researcher focuses on bacteria in Lake Ontario
Marissa Schroeter’s summer undergraduate research explores a global health issue with a local twist. Her work prospects for new antibiotic compounds produced by two bacterial strains collected from Lake Ontario. She will present her findings at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium.
July 27, 2021
Student aims to reduce bias in automated surveillance
Saranya Dadi, a second-year computer science student, is conducting research to make machine learning for automated surveillance systems fairer. Dadi is presenting the preliminary state of her work at RIT’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.
July 21, 2021
CAREER Awards advance promising research for future innovators and leaders
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award winners are among an elite group of research faculty on campus and across the country. CAREER Awards are just one of several indicators of a university’s growing research initiatives, funding sources, and faculty innovation.
July 15, 2021
RIT College of Health Sciences and Technology students gain hands-on experience during clinical trial
RIT undergraduates Jewel Amrich and Courtney Casteen in the College of Health Sciences and Technology are on the frontline of a national clinical trial focused on preventing the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and stroke through lifestyle management.
July 8, 2021
RIT Air Force ROTC cadet receives Silver Valor Award for life-saving action
RIT Air Force ROTC Cadet Hannah Olver received the Silver Valor Award for helping a fellow cadet who had accidentally swallowed a valve-cap from a water bottle.
July 8, 2021
Biomedical engineering faculty member receives NSF funding to further develop microfluidic devices
Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, a professor in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, recently received a National Science Foundation grant for $348,000 to develop a new separation technique to be used in microfluidic devices.
June 28, 2021
Students win Canon national design competition
Undergraduate students in Irma Abu-Jumah’s Typography and Page Design course placed first in the Canon Solutions America—University Program Magalog Challenge this spring. They were among two schools and several teams that participated in the University Inkjet Program, the company’s annual student design competition.
June 24, 2021
RIT behavioral health training program receives McGowan Foundation grant
A grant from the McGowan Foundation will support a postdoctoral fellowship in RIT’s Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Training Program in the College of Health Sciences and Technology.
June 11, 2021
RIT professor has patent pending for color test target from U.S. Patent Office
After a decade of research, Christye Sisson, director and professor of photographic sciences, has a patent pending for the creation of a color test target using representative retinal colors designed for use in a model eye for fundus camera calibration.
June 9, 2021
RIT expects to welcome a record-breaking freshman class this fall
For the second consecutive year, RIT officials anticipate that the university will welcome a record number of first-year undergraduate students. More than 3,350 first-year students have submitted deposits for fall enrollment as of June 1, up from more than 3,130 this time last year.
June 4, 2021
Women’s Basketball Coach Amy Reed receives 2021 Edwina Award
Almost everyone looks up to RIT’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach Amy Reed, not just because she is 6’ 3’’, but because of her work promoting greater awareness about gender diversity and inclusion. As a result, Reed has been named recipient of the 2021 Edwina Award, which is given to a faculty or staff member for significant contributions to enhance gender diversity and inclusiveness at RIT.
June 2, 2021
RIT and SPIE partner on 2021 Photonics for Quantum event
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and RIT will present the 2021 Photonics for Quantum Digital Forum July 16-20. Previously an RIT initiative, this year marks a new iteration of this event in the form of a partnership between RIT and SPIE.