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.
November 24, 2023
Alumna named president-elect of the Society of Women Engineers
Karen Roth ’06 (software engineering) recently became president-elect of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), one of the largest advocacy, educational, and professional groups for women in engineering.
November 16, 2023
Diverse voices in gaming industry spotlighted at Strong museum
WHAM-TV mentions RIT partnership with Strong museum.
November 15, 2023
Concerned about climate change? These local businesses are helping residents reduce their carbon footprint
The Democrat and Chronicle talks to Callie Babbitt, professor in the Department of Sustainability, about eco-friendly living.
November 10, 2023
RIT’s Carichino receives National Science Foundation LEAPS-MPS award
Lucia Carichino, assistant professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, has received a Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (LEAPS-MPS) award from the National Science Foundation for her research in computational modeling of the interaction between the eye and a contact lens.
November 6, 2023
Registration now open for annual Let Freedom Ring
RIT’s seventh annual Let Freedom Ring event will feature alumna Krystle Ellis ’09, ’15 MS as its keynote speaker on Jan. 15. The event honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting speakers who challenge the RIT community to think deeper, to broaden horizons, and to express individuality.
October 30, 2023
Students deliver multispectral imaging system to The State Archives in Dubrovnik
The low-cost multispectral imaging system MISHA, or the Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts, was developed by RIT experts to uncover object details that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
October 30, 2023
RIT scientists receive grant to expand work on a sign language lexicon for chemistry
A team of scientists at RIT will expand its work after receiving a large grant from the National Science Foundation to make chemistry more accessible for students who rely on American Sign Language interpreters in class. The team has been awarded nearly $380,000 for its proposal to transform chemistry for deaf and hard-of-hearing students via the design, implementation, and evaluation of a descriptive sign language lexicon.
October 24, 2023
RIT’s Campanelli receives award for work in gravitational wave science
Distinguished Professor Manuela Campanelli has been honored with the American Physical Society’s (APS) 2024 Richard A. Isaacson Award in Gravitational-Wave Science for her extraordinary contributions to and leadership in the understanding and simulation of merging binaries of compact objects in strong-field gravity.
October 16, 2023
Two RIT students earn Google Ph.D. Fellowships for AI computing research
Two RIT students have won Google Ph.D. Fellowships for their work as some of the most promising young academics in the world. Emily Kuang and Allahsera Auguste Tapo—both in the computing and information sciences Ph.D. program—will receive full tuition, a stipend, and Google research mentorship as part of their fellowships for up to three years.
October 11, 2023
RIT recognized for commitment to diversity and inclusion
RIT continues to be a leader in diversity in higher education, as recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The publication announced RIT as a 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award winner and a 2023 Diversity Champion. This is the 10th consecutive HEED Award and ninth consecutive Diversity Champion designation for RIT.
October 9, 2023
Second annual Together RIT to focus on gender and sexuality
The second annual Together RIT: A Day of Dialogue is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, with this year’s programming centered on gender and sexuality. Together RIT gathers the campus community and creates space to ask questions, empathize, build solidarity, and give recognition to the current and future social issues.
October 6, 2023
College of Science named 2023 Changing Hearts and Minds Award recipient
RIT’s Changing Hearts and Minds Award, which recognizes success in diversifying the university’s faculty ranks and helping to advance RIT’s overall commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, has been awarded to the College of Science.