athenaeum logo
Scholarship & Research

Good to the last drop: Caffeine for your car?

thumbnail imageBy Susan Gawlowicz

Coffee can rev your engine. Really.

Rebecca Clontz, an environmental science graduate student at RIT, is converting coffee grounds into a biodiesel-espresso for cars.

“I want to get a bumper sticker that says, ‘I run on coffee,’” said Clontz, a native of Athens, Tenn.

Clontz and her thesis adviser, Jeff Lodge, associate professor in RIT’s Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, are exploring ... (more)


Professor creates technology to help reduce sports concussion injuries

thumbnail imageBy Greg Livadas

RIT Associate Professor David Borkholder and his team at BlackBox Biometrics have developed a technology that measures whether an athlete may be at risk for a concussion.

The Linx Impact Assessment System (IAS) was introduced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where it received three CES Innovation Honoree Awards. Linx IAS uses a sensor about the size of ... (more)