Pandemic inspires student to create interactive narrative game about isolation
In a new game created by RIT student Sean Arnold '20 (game design and development), players must navigate paranoia and loneliness in order to make it off an isolated ship alive. Sean was inspired by his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic to create an interactive narrative game called The Peresmeshnik.
Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" or "F"; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.
Ailene Lung has received RIT's Nathaniel Rochester Society Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship created in 1991 to recognize undergraduate students for their outstanding academic and leadership achievements. More than 100 scholarships are awarded each year by the NRS Scholarship Committee, and the scholarship is available to students who have achieved second-year standing at RIT with a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
RIT student video game wins Best in Show at Boston Festival of Indie Games
The Gristmill, a digital card game created by RIT students, won Best in Show and Best Student Game at the Boston Festival of Indie Games, held Sept. 14. To win the top prize, the RIT game beat out more than 40 selected digital games, including indie projects created by professionals.
RIT is silencing the doubters, winning its second Collegiate Starleague Dota 2 Grand Finals Championship April 28. The student team bested a bracket of North America's 32 top universities to take home the $10,000 grand prize.
Students receive Excellence in Student Life Awards
Graduating students from Rochester Institute of Technology received an Excellence in Student Life Award for fostering and encouraging the goals of engagement in activities, excellence in scholarship and the practice of responsible leadership. For more than 50 years, students have been selected for this honor based on having outstanding GPAs and holding significant leadership positions within RIT-related activities.
RIT students spend Alternative Spring Break helping communities in need
More than 40 RIT students spent a week during Alternative Spring Break clearing hundreds of pounds of trash from beaches, painting school buildings and preventing erosion while providing a habitat for oysters.
Shawn Liu's experimental game highlighted at 2019 Game Developers Conferenc
RIT student Shawn Liu is being recognized at the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) for creating an extraordinary video game that challenges players to finish a maze using Windows keyboard shortcuts.
Ontario volunteer with New York Guard state defense force receives promotion to new rank
Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces recent promotions for members of the New York Guard state defense force for their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of New York State's Military Forces.
Brandon Hudson named to Gap Year Entrepreneurship Fellows Program
Brandon Hudson is the first student selected for the Gap Year Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, which allows students with an ongoing enterprise to take a year to focus their full attention on the venture. He will receive $15,000 in support and mentoring while also making progress on his RIT degree.
RIT Student Government President Bobby Moakley encourages community involvement
Bobby Moakley, Rochester Institute of Technology's new Student Government president, thinks every student should feel welcomed at RIT, regardless of what their interests are, where they are from or their beliefs.
Graduating biotech major Ashley Adair found enriching experiences at RIT
Recent RIT College of Science grad Ashley Adair is a trailblazer in her family. This May, she was the first to earn a college degree. She is also one of the first RIT students to graduate from a program that equips STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors with skills for navigating college.
Division of Diversity and Inclusion celebrates outstanding RIT community members
Rochester Institute of Technology's Division of Diversity and Inclusion recognized some of the university's greatest proponents of diversity and inclusion with annual awards presented at the DDI Celebration of Excellence on April 25.