RMU NEXT: News
The RMU Next initiative brings together faculty and students at Robert Morris University to develop practical solutions for real-world problems.
RMU Next encompasses each of the university’s four academic schools as well as cross-disciplinary academic programs such as the University Honors Program, the Massey Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and numerous other university-based research initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.