Department News

DeSantigo off to a great start

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Recent RIT/NTID graduate Arturo DeSantigo earned an associate degree in Computer Integrated Machining Technology and plans to continue his studies in a bachelor's degree program in mechanical engineering technology in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology. Check out his video and learn more.

Brown completes co-op

Lakeishia Brown’s electrical engineering major challenged her to be more motivated and more persistent. More.

RIT/NTID Engineering Students Create 3D Printed Parts for a Drone

A collaboration between Steven Forney, an alumnus working as a research associate at University of Alabama at Huntsville and Gary Behm, one of his former professors at RIT resulted in Behm’s Manufacturing Processes class of RIT/NTID engineering students experiencing an exciting real-world work experience.

RIT/NTID Student Wins Distinguished Vanguard Student Recognition Award

Rachel Viacava, a second-year Computer Integrated Machining Technology student at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, won the 2014-2015 Vanguard Student Recognition Award from the New York State Nontraditional Employment and Training Program, a program of the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society, University at Albany.

Viacava, from Cincinnati, and seven other winners from across New York state were recognized for being enrolled in career and technical education programs that are not traditional for their gender.

Viacava plans to complete her associate degree and continue to earn a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering technology at RIT.

Students Invited to White House

RIT/NTID students Lakeisha Brown, an electrical engineering major from Evans, Ga., and Hugo Perez, a civil engineering technology major from Los Angeles, were among 160 students and recent graduates who particpated in the White House Youth Summit on December 4, 2013. They met with senior administration officials to talk about the Affordable Care Act and other issues affecting young Americans. More.