Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival is a campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff. Visitors experience the breadth and depth of RIT through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and research projects set up throughout campus. Inflatables, games and multiple performance stages with live music and entertainment are also a hit with visitors of all ages. Held annually each spring, Imagine RIT is the annual kickoff to Rochester’s rich festival season.
Students in the Photojournalism program covered the event publishing photos to the website RIT Image Nation live throughout the day. Here at NPPA we wanted to showcase some of the best work from the site.
Seth Bauer, 19 1st year Photojournalism major, and Catalina McKay 3rd year Medical Illustration major, sit on the roof and watch as the last attendees leave Imagine RIT on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in Henrietta, NY, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. (Photograph by Kate Lovering).
Sam Stewart, 1st year Applied Systems Networking Administration major at RIT, takes a nap while waiting to compete in the 6th Annual Strongman Competition during Imagine RIT 2013 at Rochester Institute of Technology in Henrietta, N.Y. on Saturday, May 4, 2013. “It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be” said Stewart after 6 hours of competition. (Josh Barber)
Jack Gilbert, 6 of Penfield, NY, plays while he looks for his symmetrical painting at the Psychology Student Society’s exhibit at Imagine RIT at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Henrietta, NY, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. (Photograph by Kate Lovering).
Nasibah Miraloglu, 5 of Rochester, looks through a soar telescope to view a spot on the sun the size of the earth
at the Astrophysical Sciences and Technology PHD program’s exhibit at Imagine RIT at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Henrietta, NY, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. (Photograph by Kate Lovering).
Jahlier Miller descends down a rock climbing wall during the Imagine R.I.T. festival in Henrietta, NY, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. (Tom Brenner).
Stevie Bennett, 5, enjoys the “Fun With Fluids” exhibit at the Imagine R.I.T. festival in Henrietta, NY, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. (Tom Brenner).
The Cranmer and Lynn families look at an Imagine R.I.T. Event map outside the campus’ Student Alumni Union on May 4 2013.
Second year Biomedical Science major Alex Schepler reaches for the giant tire to finish pulling a pickup truck during a “Strongman” weight lifting competition in Henrietta, NY, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. (Tom Brenner).
Congratulations to Tom Brenner for winning 1st Place and to Josh Barber for winning Advisor’s Pick for photo of the week!
Jahlier Miller descends down a rock climbing wall during the Imagine R.I.T. festival in Henrietta, NY, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. photo by: Tom Brenner
Victor High School Baseball players from left Tommy Wagner, Pete Carrier and Pat Metzgar wait between innings during the end of a blow out 16-6 win over Webster Thomas High School at Webster Thomas High School in Webster, N.Y. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. photo by: Josh Barber
Congratulations to Joe Philipson for winning 1st Place and to Josh Barber for winning 2nd Place and Advisor’s Pick for photo of the week!
A child pretends to race along side a modified car racing at Paradise Speedways in Geneva, NY. photo by: Joe Philipson
Victor outfielder Josh Busch is congratulated by teammates after his assist on the final out of a 3-2 win over Webster Schroeder in Webster, N.Y., on Wednesday May 1, 2013. Busch’s throw beat the Schroeder runner to third base where Pete Carrier was able to tag the runner out in a close play ending Schroeder’s comeback in the final inning of the game. photo by: Josh Barber
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Sage Sarkis is checked by Clarkson University’s Morgan McGowan during the RIT’s 17-16 win over Clarkson at RIT’s Tiger Stadium in Henrietta, N.Y., on Friday, April 27, 2012. photo by: Josh Barber
Congratulations to Liam Storrings for winning 1st Place for photo of the week!
A child presses up against the door of Peppy’s Too, a hamburger and ice cream stand just outside of Waterloo, NY, after finishing his ice cream.
We would like to announce the newly elected officers for next year:
President: Maureen MacGregor
Vice President: Joe Philipson
Treasurer: Josh Barber
Secretary: Maeve McMahon
Public Relations: Jordan Roth
What We Do Chair: Dan Witkowski
Congratulations to those who won and thank you to all who ran!
With such a strong dedicated group we have high hopes for the the club next year. In addition to covering events like Mud Tug and the Polar Plunge, having guest speakers like Michael Bocchieri, Edmund Fountain, Chris Cappoziello, and Nicole Fruge we have even more planned for next year.
Congratulations to Tom Brenner for winning 1st Place for photo of the week!
San Diego Dynasty player Dalton Vanderbyl dives for cover seconds after the start of a point against Portland Uprising during a National Professional Paintball Leauge event in Huntington Beach, California on April 14, 2013.
Congratulations to Kate Lovering for winning 1st and 2nd Place for photo of the week!
Single mother Erica, 22, smokes marijuana with a friend while her 3-year-old son plays in their living room April 11, 2013. photo by: Kate Lovering
Snake priestess Serpentessa with two of her boa constrictors in her room at the Radisson Hotel after performing a belly dance during the Rochester Erotic Arts Festival April 5, 2013. photo by: Kate Lovering
Congratulations to Chloe Coleman for winning 1st Place for photo of the week!
Barb Galbraith closes the paddock door of one of her 50 standardbred race horses, at Rodney Farms, Scottsville, NY, 2013. The once successful farm is now bankrupt; Galbraith no longer owns the property and must relocate the 50 horses by June 30th, 2013. photo by Chloe Coleman
Congratulations to Tom Brenner for winning 1st and 2nd Place for photo of the week and to Josh Barber for winning the Advisor’s Pick!
Rochester Institute of Technology third year Imaging Science major Sam Valerio (center) plays his saxophone during a “Harlem Shake” video during “Tora-Con” day, on March 23, 2013. photo by: Tom Brenner
Roc City Roller Derby jammer “Smackagawea” celebrates by making a face for the crowd after breaking through blockers during a bout against the Queen City Cherry Bombs on March 23, 2013. photo by: Tom Brenner
ROC Stars jammer Halestorm, wearing the helmet marked with a star, collides with Hellions of Troy blocker Lil’ Wheezy, wearing a blue helmet, during a bout at the ROC City Roller Derby’s Shave and a Track Cut at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Gordon Field House in Henrietta, N.Y. on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The ROC Stars defeated the Hellions by an impressive margin in the second match of the night which benefited St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity funding research of cures for children’s cancer. photo by: Josh Barber
Congratulations to Juan Madrid for winning 1st Place for photo of the week!
Jonathan Foster (center) finishes field dressing a doe in a parking lot of the Perkins Green apartments at the Rochester Institute of Technology campus while two his roommates, Liam Storrings (left) and Taylor Schultz (right) watch. Jonathan moved to the parking lot and set up a tarp between a friend’s car and his own to shield the process after first attempting to hang the doe from a tree in Perkins and being told by campus safety that he had to move.