Kate Gleason College of Engineering
|Established||RIT established in 1829, College of Engineering established in 1971, renamed the Kate Gleason College of Engineering in 1998|
|President||William Destler, PhD|
|Vice-president||James Watters, CFO|
|Provost||Jeremy Haefner, PhD|
|Dean||Harvey J. Palmer, PhD, PE|
|Location||Rochester, New York, USA|
|Colours||orange and brown|
The Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE) is the engineering college at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The college is home to all of RIT's engineering programs except for software engineering, which is part of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
Enrollment as of Fall for the 2014-15 academic year, per the 21 Day Report: 2,742 undergraduate students, 714 graduate students, 22.01% female. 100% of tenured and tenure-track faculty hold doctoral degrees.
In 1885, the Rochester Mechanics Institute was founded as a school for fostering technical development in the Rochester area. In 1891, the Mechanics Institute merged with the Rochester Athenaeum, forming the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, in order to provide more comprehensive education for both of the student bodies.
In 1944, the university adopted its current name of Rochester Institute of Technology. At this point, the RIT campus was still in downtown Rochester, and the College of Engineering was still in the original Mechanics Institute buildings.
In 1968, the RIT moved to a combined campus in Henrietta, New York. The College remains there today and is housed at the James E. Gleason Building and the Center for Microelectronic Engineering.
In 1998 the College of Engineering was renamed the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, the only engineering college in the United States to be named after a woman.
Housed within the College:
- Center for Quality & Applied Statistics
- PhD in Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
- Microsystems Engineering
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Manufacturing Leadership and Product Development
All of the KGCOE's bachelor's degree programs are ABET accredited except for biomedical engineering. The Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) requires that a program graduate its first class of students before it can be reviewed for accreditation. The first class of students at RIT to earn the B.S. degree in biomedical engineering will graduate in May 2015. Thus, the B.S. degree in biomedical engineering will begin the national accreditation process immediately following the graduation of these students.
Students may choose to focus their upper-level studies on a particular field of interest such as robotics, energy, supply chain, manufacturing, sustainability, automotive, aerospace, wireless communication, digital devices, biomaterials, ergonomics, systems, embedded systems, networks and security, Lean Six Sigma, among others.
The college offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy. Advanced certificates in Vibrations, Lean Six Sigma, and Applied Statistics are also offered. Undergraduate certificates are also offered in mechatronics and integrated circuits.
Organizations and clubs
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The college also hosts many engineering student organizations and clubs, such as:
- RIT Aero Design Club 
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Engineering House
- Engineers for a Sustainable World 
- E Vehicle Team
- FIRST Robotics Team 
- Multidisciplinary Robotics Club 
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
- Institute of Industrial Engineers
- Microelectronic Engineering Student Association 
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Pi Tau Sigma (National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society)
- RIT Biomedical Engineering Club
- RIT Formula SAE Team 
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers 
- Society of Women Engineers 
- Tau Beta Pi 
- IEEE Computer Society Student Chapter