Rochester Institute of Technology

A team from Rochester Institute of Technology, in partnership with New York Sea Grant, is addressing plastic pollution in Rochester, N.Y., by studying how litter enters the sewer system and ultimately impacts the environment and water sources. The project involves the use of “Littatraps,” devices installed in sewer drains designed to catch debris larger than […]

Yesterday, the Rochester Institute of Technology unveiled a new complex for students to pursue a path of innovation. The SHED aka Students Hall for Exploration and Development”, combines state-of-the-art equipment with creative and designer spaces, including areas for electronics and robotics. The $120 million complex has technology maker spaces, performing art studios, active learning classrooms, […]

This weekend, the Strong National Museum of Play and RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf hosted a ‘Deaf Day of Play.’ Throughout Sunday, students from the NTID’s Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Education Bachelor of Science in Interpreting Program celebrated the richness of Deaf culture in Rochester and provided ASL assistance at […]

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February 18, 2023

Daniel Durant, the actor from the Academy Award-winning film ‘CODA’ took time to inspire students at RIT. Durant, who graduated from RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, hosted a film screening on campus, as well as answered questions, and meet and greets. CODA’ is now streaming on Apple TV+. Source: 13 Wham

RIT held a tournament this past weekend. It wasn’t a sports event, but it did have to do with technology. The Rochester Institute of Technology held a cyber security hacking tournament with some of the top hacking teams. The teams weren’t breaking any laws with the competition, this is what they call ethical hacking. The […]

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July 13, 2022

Yesterday, NASA released breathtaking images from the James Webb Space Telescope, which launched last Christmas. Over 300 people worked on this project, including Rochester Institute of Technology and a local team L3 Harris. These images go as far back as 13 billion years. Rebecca Borrelli, L3 Harris engineer, stated: “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. There’s not […]

The super bowl is full of excitement and yesterday we had some Rochester representatives making history. A Rochester Institute of Technology grad, Sean Forbes, was the first person in history to sign the Super Bowl halftime show. Forbes is a deaf rapper and performer who grew up in a musical family and played the drums. […]

As the NYSPHSAA Competitive Cheerleading Championships approach, many high school cheerleaders are pushing back against a COVID-19 vaccine requirement as the event is set to take place at Rochester Institute of Technology on March 5. In an online petition on, over 11,000 people have signed to move the event or let unvaccinated girls compete. […]

On Christmas morning, the James Webb Space Telescope was launched from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. The James Webb Space Telescope was a $10 billion project that will become the world’s most powerful space observatory to further explore the origins of the universe. Making history along with the project are RIT researchers. They are among […]

Displaced from its usual location by construction, RIT now houses its temporary campus library in a vacant hockey arena since 2014. The arena now holds all the library’s journals and circulating books plus student seating, computers, and the circulation desk, however, special collections will remain at the old location during construction. The hockey arena campus […]

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