Research News

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...
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...