For nearly a century, RMU has been launching successful professionals by preparing them to meet the changing needs of our region and our world—by teaching them to think differently, to look forward, and to always be a step ahead. Today, our mission remains the same, and that’s why we’re challenging ourselves once again to reimagine what’s possible.
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Unlike most universities with similar facilities, RMU keeps its animation and virtual reality labs open and available to faculty and students from any academic program.
Create your own world or change the world around you in the RMU Academic Media Center laboratories for virtual reality, augmented reality, and animation. The VR/AR lab puts students in command of virtual reality environments for immersive storytelling and 360 video, plus augmented reality technology featuring a new Lightform projection mapping wall.
FOCUS ON COLLABORATION
For some healthcare patients, finding a suitable vein for inserting a catheter can be complicated by age, skin color, obesity, or medical condition. So as part of their sophomore biomedical engineering principles class, RMU biomedical engineering students worked with nursing students to design and build for them a functional and inexpensive device.
The vein finder device project was the turning point of my career at RMU.
I commend Robert Morris for identifying the growing number of professional sales positions that are out there and understanding that there’s a need to train the students for them.
EXCELLENCE IN SALES
To address the rising demand for graduates with professional sales knowledge, RMU now has a Center for Sales Excellence in its School of Business. RMU is the only Pittsburgh-area member of the University Sales Center Alliance, a consortium of more than 50 U.S. universities with dedicated sales centers.
A BETTER THERAPY FOR BABIES
Jaundice is the most common cause of rehospitalization of infants after birth and affects millions of newborns each year. Caused by a build-up of bilirubin in the blood, it will cause brain damage if left untreated. A cross-disciplinary team of RMU nursing and engineering students identified a solution.
Jaundice is the most common cause of rehospitalization of infants after birth and affects millions of newborns each year.
More than 100 million Americans now live with diabetes, and many are afflicted with neuropathy
IMPROVED CIRCULATION FOR DIABETICS
More than 100 million Americans now live with diabetes, and many are afflicted with neuropathy – a symptom of the disease that causes nerve damage in the body’s extremities. Although the condition cannot be treated, RMU engineering students found a way to mitigate its symptoms.
ELIMINATING A LOCAL SKILLS GAP
The Pittsburgh region faces a looming workforce shortage, including in information technology. So RMU became the first institution in PA to be a member of Amazon Web Services’ AWS Academy, teaching students AWS Academy Cloud Computing Architecture and preparing students for certification in AWS technology.
The AWS Academy speaks to our commitment to help employers eliminate a skills gap in the local workforce.
At the RISE Center, technology helps nursing students practice how to handle real medical emergencies.
REAL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
Nursing students must get hands-on, clinical experience before they can earn their license. But how to do so without risking patient safety? Enter the Research and Innovation in Simulation Education Center at RMU, an internationally recognized leader in the use of simulation to educate and train nurses and other health care professionals.
BUSTING CYBER CRIMINALS
Cyber crime is on the rise, increasing the demand for professionals with both technical and investigative expertise. That’s why RMU developed the innovative M.S. in Cyber Investigations and Intelligence, an interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty in criminal justice and cyber security.
RMU has earned the prestigious designation as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.