Research News

September 9, 2014 1:00AM - Rochester Institute of Technology is recognized in several categories for educational quality and value in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges. Since U.S. News began ranking colleges in 1983, RIT has consistently been listed among the top regional universities. RIT leaders anticipate moving to the national...
August 13, 2014 3:00PM - Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) and Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences are the recipients of a new research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the lifecycle environmental impacts of fullerene-based materials-a form of engineered nanomaterials used in solar cells, drug delivery systems...
July 22, 2014 2:00PM - Sarah White wants a career at NASA-working on robotics to send to Mars. In the meantime, the second-year electrical engineering student at Rochester Institute of Technology is researching an encoded directional system for MILPET (Machine Intelligence Lab Personal Electronic Transporter), an autonomous robot that offers congenial assistance to visitors while roaming the...
July 10, 2014 10:00AM - Stars forming like a string of blue pearls along two elliptical galaxies could be the result of a galactic merger, according to an international team of astronomers. The structure could reveal rare insights about elliptical galaxies. Scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology helped analyze data from the Hubble Space Telescope showing elliptical...
July 2, 2014 4:00PM - Three exhibitors from the RIT conference on Effective Access Technology received awards for their innovative ideas that could benefit people with disabilities. The two-day conference, held June 17 and 18 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, featured 72 speakers, exhibits and poster sessions. Nearly 300 people attended the event. Awards were given to...
June 30, 2014 1:00PM - MedTech Association, a membership-based trade association for the bioscience and medical technology industry in New York state, has named Rochester Institute of Technology as the recipient of its 2014 Research Affiliate Member of the Year. "RIT has been a long-standing member of MedTech and is consistently a go-to resource for our membership...
June 12, 2014 1:00PM - Medical-imaging software under development at Rochester Institute of Technology could someday give radiologists a tool for measuring the growth of nodules in patients at risk of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Nathan Cahill, an associate professor...
June 11, 2014 1:00AM - Dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies defy the accepted model of galaxy formation, and recent attempts to wedge them into the model are flawed, reports an international team of astrophysicists. David Merritt, professor of astrophysics at Rochester Institute of Technology, co-authored "Co-orbiting satellite galaxy structures are still...