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RIT Venture Creations company develops low-cost solar generators for those living in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Entrepreneur David Rodriguez is bringing an alternative energy solution to the nearly 3.4 million residents of Puerto Rico still living in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability names lab in honor of Sudhakar 'Bal' Dixit

A new lab inside Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar "Bal" Dixit, will provide innovative research and testing on fire-resistant materials and systems.

Ian Mortimer named RIT vice president for Enrollment Management

Ian Mortimer '04 (MBA), who has 25 years of experience in higher education, has been named vice president of Enrollment Management at Rochester Institute of Technology.

With an enrollment of nearly 19,000 students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. Students hail from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. A top 100 national research university, RIT also has international locations in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

RIT's Saunders College of Business joins forces with Junior Achievement to educate Rochester City School district youngsters

As a child, Kathleen Hagelberger remembers how hard it was to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up, especially during her elementary school years when there is often limited exposure to possible jobs and careers. But Hagelberger hopes her involvement in a partnership among RIT's Saunders College of Business, Junior Achievement and Helen Barrett Montgomery School No. 50 in the city of Rochester will help influence a few young minds.

RIT honors its researchers

 Rochester Institute of Technology honored researchers who served as principal investigators on active awards in fiscal year 2017 at an April 18 reception.

Also recognized were the 19 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and 10 new inductees in RIT's PI Millionaires. 

RIT investigator efforts led to $60 million in research funding in the 2017 fiscal year.

ThermApparel partners with MS Foundation to provide cooling vests to people in need

For the nearly 400,000 people nationwide who suffer from heat sensitivity as a side effect of multiple sclerosis, a Rochester, N.Y.-based company is committed to providing cooling relief at a reasonable cost.

Student inspired by McChord's generosity

RIT student Lindsay Reardon is thrilled about the opportunities that are in store for students anxious to create and manage their own businesses.

An entrepreneur by nature, Reardon is no stranger to self-employment, beginning as a high school student creating posters for weddings, anniversaries and other special events.

RIT Venture Creations graduate receives major investment from Empire State Development

A 2017 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations technology business incubator is the recipient of a major investment from Empire State Development.
Token, an identity technology start-up founded by RIT alumni Melanie and Steve Shapiro, will receive up to $1.75 million through the New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund.

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