Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private university located within the town of Henrietta in the Rochester, New York metropolitan area.
RIT is composed of nine academic colleges, including National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Along with New York Institute of Technology, it is one of the only two institutes of technology in New York. It is most widely known for its fine arts, computing, engineering, and imaging science programs; several fine arts programs routinely rank in the national "Top 10" according to the US News & World Report.
The Institute as it is known today began as a result of an 1891 merger between Rochester Athenaeum, a literary society founded in 1829 by Colonel Nathaniel Rochester and associates, and Mechanics Institute, a Rochester institute of practical technical training for local residents founded in 1885 by a consortium of local businessmen including Captain Henry Lomb. The name of the merged institution at the time was called Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI). In 1944, the university changed its name to Rochester Institute of Technology.
The current campus is housed on a 1,300 acres (5.3 sq km) property. This property is largely covered with woodland and fresh-water swamp making it a very diverse wetland which is home to a number of somewhat rare plant species. The campus comprises 237 buildings and 5.1 million square feet (474,000 m²) of building space. The nearly universal use of bricks in the campus's construction — estimated at 14,673,565 bricks in late 2006 — prompted students to give it the semi-affectionate nickname "Brick City," reflected in the name of events such as the annual "Brick City Homecoming."
The following is the list of scholars from Rochester Institute of Technology who currently serve as editors for one or more SciTechnol journals.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Rochester Institute of Technology that are published in SciTechnol journals.
- Editorial: J Tourism Res Hospitality 2020, 9:1