The Center for Imaging Science at RIT combines all the benefits of a small college with the features of a large university. Imaging Science students enjoy a non-competitive, student-centered atmosphere featuring dedicated laboratory and leisure space. With average class sizes of 12 students, Imaging Science offers intimate, interactive classes and plenty of individualized attention from professors. Seminars, student society chapters, and special events including picnics and annual traditions round out the ImSci student experience.

With a tight-knit community made up of BS, MS, and PhD students intermingling with faculty, staff, and full-time researchers, Imaging Science students gain perspective and interpersonal skills extending beyond the microcosm of undergraduate classes. And thanks to being a part of the larger RIT community, ImSci students can also take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and extensive extracurricular opportunities.

Special Events

Hardly a day goes by when there isn't some opportunity for socialization and, let's face it, free food. Daily espresso breaks, weekly pizza offerings, seasonal picnics and parties - the Center for Imaging Science has it all. Fall events include the annual Welcome Back picnic featuring a cookout and lawn games. Winter brings the Imaging Science Hall of Fame ceremony and afterparty. Spring kicks off with Pi(e) Day (3/14, of course!) and wraps up with the decades-old tradition of "The Hunt", a one-day scavenger hunt that must be completed using images and video (and only limited Photoshop). On top of all that, our student chapter of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) regularly organizes events for both on- and off-campus. The Center for Imaging Science provides more than just an education - it promises you an experience.

The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) - Student Chapter

CIS maintains the only student chapter of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T). Weekly meetings include presentations covering current research in CIS, industry recruitment, summer internship presentations, and the opportunity to provide direct feedback about classes and curriculum to the Director of the Center for Imaging Science. There are no membership dues and all students are welcome to participate and hold leadership positions.