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RIT students design highway billboard to help 'pay it forward'

RIT student Sarah Johnson has a lot to be thankful for, including her health. And a class offered through Saunders College of Business has allowed Johnson the unique opportunity to "thank" a favorite charity using a billboard high above Rochester.

Customized education is a matter of personal choice

"We're different. Be different."

The philosophy behind RIT's School of Individualized Study has continued to attract a variety of students who want to design a multidisciplinary-customized degree to meet their own personal development, career and civic interests.

RIT launches MicroMasters program in Design Thinking with edX

Professionals looking to add design thinking as a top skill on their résumé can now master it with a new online program from Rochester Institute of Technology.

IdeaLab teams brainstorm access technology solutions

Seven teams of students and faculty coaches representing a variety of disciplines spent a weekend in November brainstorming solutions to problems impacting individuals with differing abilities during the RIT Access Technology IdeaLab. The interactive two-day workshop held in Student Innovation Hall featured hands-on teamwork brainstorming meetings, Q&A sessions and presentations to clients and participating organizations. The student teams were coached by volunteers from RIT faculty and alumni and community organizations.

RIT's graduate programs offer distinctive, cutting-edge education

As Fatmah Bamashmous painstakingly crafts furniture for her thesis in RIT's woodworking studio, she uses a mixture of traditional hand tools and state-of-the-art power tools. She has a distinct vision for what she is trying to accomplish, and her designs draw inspiration from calligraphy and the Arabic alphabet.

"I want to create modern furniture with distinct Arabic influences, which you don't see hardly anywhere," she said.

RIT/NTID establishes first NSF Deaf College Innovation Bowl

Deaf and hard-of-hearing college students with innovative product ideas can compete to earn cash and business expertise, thanks to Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The college has established the first NSF Deaf College Innovation Bowl, sponsored by a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant and administered by RIT's Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and RIT/NTID.

RIT students win big at Simone Center's Tiger Tank

Five teams of student entrepreneurs at Rochester Institute of Technology pitched their business ideas to a panel of Rochester-area investors during the semi-annual Tiger Tank competition held in November, and challenged each other for cash, scholarships and the opportunity to launch their products or businesses.

RIT student-run company named to Top 500 list at Hello Tomorrow global summit

Two Rochester Institute of Technology students have taken their revolutionary hair care product all the way to Europe for the unique opportunity to engage and brainstorm with investors, innovators and industry experts.

RIT student steps forward to creatively publicize campus events

Noah Chrysler, a fourth-year student in the new media marketing program, is full of fun and creative ideas for video content. One of his many ventures into entertainment and public engagement has been making videos under the persona "The RIT Newsman." Chrysler and his partner, Oscar Estrada, are affiliated with the RIT Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

RIT students learn value of entrepreneurship through Simone Center, Saunders College joint program

Rochester Institute of Technology student Jim Heaney started his rapid manufacturing and prototyping business when he was just 14 years old. Five years later, and with the guidance of RIT's Saunders Summer Startup Program, Heaney and his team are hoping a successful pitch to potential investors will take their business to the next level.

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