From data mining with Instagram to preserving Peruvian cathedrals, from laser beams to hearing loss — Rochester undergraduates get their first taste of life in the lab through the Xerox Engineering Research Fellows program.
Student members and alumni of the Newman Community will join a crowd of two million people from 200 nations, where Pope Francis will deliver a welcome address at a prayer service.
Rochester was one of ten “Innovation Partners” in a new micro-scholarship platform called Raise.me, which allows high school students to bank money toward tuition costs when then record good grades, start a club, or volunteer in their community.
Twenty years ago, the idea of students doing homework online and receiving immediate feedback was a game-changer. Today, more than 700 colleges and high schools and using the WeBWorK system developed by Rochester math professors Arnold Pizer and Michael Gage.
Rochester’s Baja team is serving as host ambassadors to Team Helios Racing. The students flew 19 hours, stopping at JFK International Airport in New York City, and arrived Monday.
Four judges awarded Tashi Organics first place—and a $5,000 cash prize—after watching 15-minute presentations from each of the five finalists, praising the “realistic” plan and stating they believe it can make a positive impact on Tibetan refugees.
From an on-the-go barley water health drink, to training programs that reduce food waste for organic farmers, Rochester’s social entrepreneurs are ready to compete in the intercollegiate business plan competition aimed at improving the lives of 125,000 Tibetan refugees.
They’ve competed all across the country, but this month University Baja SAE team members will bring their design and racing skills to their own back yard when Rochester Institute of Technology hosts more than 100 teams from 28 countries.
“When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters,” Jennifer Judge said at the end her presentation, which won over both the panel and audience at the University’s first “Three Minute Thesis” competition.