Research News

February 8, 2016 11:05AM - To advance its focus on conducting internationally distinguished research, Rochester Institute of Technology has chosen four initiatives to receive strategic investments. These strategic initiatives, chosen through a rigorous internal process that looked at 26 research proposals, will each receive up to $1 million, payable over five years, on the condition that the...
February 1, 2016 12:37PM - A team of imaging science undergraduates from Rochester Institute of Technology won a Special Innovation Award at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Competition held at Texas A&M University, Jan. 29-30. The students from RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science received the Special Innovation Award in the Other Subsystem category for...
January 28, 2016 2:10PM - Faculty and student researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) are developing methods to better analyze the effects of flavorings used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). In partnership with RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the University of Rochester Medical Center, RIT/NTID, the world's first and...
January 20, 2016 9:56AM - When operators of an electric control center are facing a massive array of lights, screens and sensors at once, do they have the situation awareness to make fast and accurate decisions? That's one question researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology hope to answer with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy...
January 7, 2016 2:04PM - A trio of brightly pulsating stars at the outskirts of the Milky Way is racing away from the galaxy and may confirm a method for detecting dwarf galaxies dominated by dark matter and explain ripples in the outer disk of the galaxy. This new method to characterize dark matter marks the first...
January 4, 2016 4:16PM - It's official: Rochester Institute of Technology is now considered a "doctoral university" by the leading national classification of U.S. colleges and universities. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has changed RIT from "Masters - Comprehensive" to "Doctoral University - Limited Research Activity." This change occurs when a university graduates more...
December 11, 2015 12:47PM - Rochester Institute of Technology is using a $270,225 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an alliance among independent diversity programs at universities across the country to improve equity and community in physics education. The Access Network seeks to increase the graduation rate of traditionally underrepresented physics majors. This alliance of...
December 10, 2015 11:15AM - Hot Wheelz wants to become RIT's first all-female race team at the next SAE Formula Hybrid electric competition. To compete, they needed $100,000, sponsors and space to build their car. Jennifer Smith and Maura Chmielowiec are meeting these challenges. The fifth-year mechanical engineering majors are team managers, leading 35 enthusiastic first-to-fifth-year female students...