Research News

April 25, 2018 3:09PM - Shipwrecks, invasive species and industrial production are just a few topics of Lake Ontario researched by Rochester Institute of Technology students, with their findings on display until mid-May at the Port of Rochester terminal building, 1000 N. River St., in Charlotte. The displayed posters and "zines," miniature magazines available for visitors, are...
April 25, 2018 2:34PM - Art lovers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing soon will have access to a deeper, richer museum experience, thanks to Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The college is launching a mobile app to be used in its Dyer Arts Center that provides content in various forms, including...
April 20, 2018 2:05PM - Joan Bempong, a fifth-year BS/MS computer engineering student from Irving, Texas, believes that deaf women who use American Sign Language exhibit disparities in health literacy when compared to hearing women. She says limited health literacy may be caused by inaccessibility of mainstream information and healthcare services, as well as family communication...
April 19, 2018 9:40AM -  Rochester Institute of Technology honored researchers who served as principal investigators on active awards in fiscal year 2017 at an April 18 reception. Also recognized were the 19 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and 10 new inductees in RIT's PI Millionaires.  RIT investigator efforts led to $60 million in research funding in the 2017 fiscal...
April 10, 2018 2:01PM - Remanufacturing involves rigorous research to make a product useful again. Growing Field It's safe to say that nothing lasts forever. Fortunately, the useful life of many products can be extended through remanufacturing, which saves energy, reduces waste and pollution, conserves natural resources, creates jobs, and saves money. "Reman is the rebirth of a product,"...
April 10, 2018 1:57PM - Professors from packaging science, graphic design, and industrial design worked together to provide students with a unique opportunity for collaborative design. Real-World Project Karen Proctor, professor of packaging science, wanted to give her students a taste of the packaging design industry before they graduated. She realized that if she provided collaboration that mimicked...
April 10, 2018 1:51PM - RIT's student and faculty researchers are working to make technology accessible for all by changing the culture of computing. In Someone Else's Shoes A new smartphone or computer program is supposed to improve a person's life and make it easier. But for the more than 1 billion people around the world who have...
April 10, 2018 1:44PM - By partnering with industry, RIT's industrial design department's Metaproject teaches students the role of research at every stage of the design process. After eight years, this senior studio has proven itself to be a successful vehicle for fostering innovative thinking and thoughtful product design. In the Beginning Metaproject is the brainchild of professor...