Research News

December 1, 2014 9:01AM - Telescope lenses someday might come in aerosol cans. Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory are exploring a new type of space telescope with an aperture made of swarms of particles released from a canister and controlled by a laser. These floating lenses would be larger, cheaper...
November 10, 2014 12:58PM - Rochester Institute of Technology's sponsored research portfolio grew by 12 percent in fiscal year 2014, reaching $52.7 million in funding. RIT received a record 410 new awards in the fiscal year 2014 from a variety of state, federal, corporate and foundation sponsors. Half the funding came from federal sources, with the...
November 6, 2014 9:31AM - Rochester Institute of Technology wants to increase the number of students pursuing careers in science and mathematics by establishing a $1 million undergraduate research fund in its College of Science. The Fred L. Emerson Foundation has offered to give the university a $250,000 challenge grant contingent upon RIT raising the remaining $750,000...
October 10, 2014 1:00PM - Cracking the genetic code of a common disease affecting grape production could improve vineyard management and help protect the multibillion-dollar industry that includes raisins, juice, jam/jelly, fresh grapes, grape-seed extract and oil, vinegar and wine. A Rochester Institute of Technology scientist and an RIT alumnus are close to completing the genetic blueprint,...
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...