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Second annual conference on effective access technology to help those with disabilities

April 15, 2014 1:00 PM - The second annual Effective Access Technology Conference will bring together experts to share ideas and innovative solutions to the challenges in applying technology to improve access for people with a variety of disabilities. Rochester Institute of Technology is partnering with Al Sigl Community of Agencies and Nazareth College to organize the two-day...

RIT graduate students recognized for exemplary research in astrophysics

April 4, 2014 2:00 PM - Two graduate students in the Rochester Institute of Technology astrophysical sciences and technology program were recognized with Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards for their outstanding research posters at the 223rd American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington, D.C., in January. Kevin Cooke and Valerie Rapson were among 31 winners chosen from nearly 450...

RIT scientists and alumni recognized for contributions to Landsat 8

April 2, 2014 4:00 PM - Scientists and alumni from Rochester Institute of Technology's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science were recognized as members of the Landsat Calibration/Validation team with the 2013 Robert H. Goddard Award for exceptional scientific achievement. John Schott, research professor; Nina Raqueno'87 (BS, imaging science) assistant scientist; and Aaron Gerace '10 (Ph.D., imaging...

Two RIT computing professors receive National Science Foundation CAREER award

April 1, 2014 4:00 PM - Two assistant professors in Rochester Institute of Technology's computing and information sciences Ph.D. program have received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award from the National Science Foundation. Wei Le was awarded $446,692 for a project that addresses quality assurance problems related to software. Linwei Wang was awarded $446,143 for a...

Gravitational-wave research at RIT focuses on black holes and spectacular events

March 20, 2014 11:00 AM - RIT scientists are looking for high-frequency gravitational waves using a different method than the team that earlier this week announced it had found low-frequency gravitational wave signals in the first light observed from the Big Bang. The RIT group participates in an international collaboration using LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave-Observatory) to...

RIT hosts pilot 'Access Technology Commercialization Workshop'

February 26, 2014 2:00 PM - The Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Office of the Vice President for Research at Rochester Institute of Technology recently sponsored a new pilot program, Access Technology Commercialization Workshop-designed to promote commercialization of faculty-developed technology inventions for people with disabilities. RIT has a "strong commitment to realizing its unique...

RIT professor elected to leadership position in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Section on Astronomy

January 31, 2014 3:00 PM - Rochester Institute of Technology professor Stefi Baum was named to a leadership position in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Baum, the director of RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, was elected chair-elect of the society's Section on Astronomy, beginning Feb. 18. She will serve as chair-elect for...

Yale names RIT professor the Boris Garfinkel Lecturer

January 27, 2014 1:00 PM - RIT professor David Merritt was named this year's Boris Garfinkel Lecturer at Yale University and recently presented a set of lectures on astrophysics. Merritt gave the Garfinkel Lecture on "Dynamical Evolution of Galactic Nuclei" on Jan. 23. He also...

RIT professor speaks at symposium celebrating astrophysics on the edge

December 12, 2013 2:00 PM - Rochester Institute of Technology was represented at a symposium celebrating 50 years of relativistic astrophysics and research exploring quasars, black holes, exploding stars and colliding galaxies using Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. Manuela Campanelli, director of RIT's Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, spoke at the 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic...

RIT imaging science student wins 'best paper' at regional IEEE conference

December 11, 2013 1:00 PM - A novel technique for detecting thyroid cancer was the topic of the Best Student Paper award at the 2013 IEEE Western New York Image Processing Workshop held on Nov. 22 at Rochester Institute of Technology. Graduate student Saugata Sinha, a Ph.D. student in RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, won...

Two RIT research teams awarded EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet grants

December 5, 2013 5:00 PM - Rochester Institute of Technology recently received two Environmental Protection Agency grants to support projects to develop solutions to real-world environmental challenges. Faculty and student researchers in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability were each awarded $15,000 through the 2013 EPA's People, Prosperity and the Planet...

Student re-routes roadblocks to identify optical lithography solutions

December 5, 2013 11:00 AM - A casual conversation about improving the patterning process in optical lithography turned into a 'aha' moment for student 
Burak Baylav and Professor Bruce Smith. 
It would also become the foundation for 
more conversations addressing the future 
of electronic devices and Moore's Law- 
a principle stating that data density has doubled approximately...

GIS video game tests crucial disaster management skills

December 5, 2013 11:00 AM - In a disaster, visual representations are 
essential to helping decision makers 
understand the scope of the damage, 
identify vulnerabilities and analyze 
critical infrastructure. Today, disaster 
managers and first responders are using geographic information system software, 
or GIS, as a visual tool to prevent costly damages and save lives.
 Brian Tomaszewski, an assistant...

Students find link between plants, bird migrations

December 5, 2013 11:00 AM - Just after sunrise several mornings each spring and fall, Susan Smith Pagano, an assistant professor in RIT's Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, and her students head to Braddock Bay Bird Observatory on the south shore of Lake Ontario. They catch small songbirds in nets, band them, take blood samples...

From Peru to RIT: Mining sustainable energy

December 5, 2013 11:00 AM - Lourdes Gutierrez is a civil engineer who has experience in excavation, blasting, 
tunnel construction and mining for gold. She has also managed 105 construction projects on a variety of buildings in her homeland of Peru.
 Accomplished in her field? Yes. Satisfied? Not even close.
 That is why Gutierrez, who has 
studied in Peru,...

NSF supports extreme black hole research at RIT with $525,000 grant

November 21, 2013 8:00 AM - Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology are on the hunt for gravitational waves and clues about the early universe. Their simulations of black holes colliding-and the gravitational waves produced from the impact-will be the blueprints for detecting actual gravity waves and verifying Einstein's theory of general relativity-an event that could occur...

RIT hosts Western New York Image Processing Workshop Nov. 22

November 20, 2013 3:00 PM - Data, data, everywhere… Digital image processing is essential in an era of abundant data. Computer algorithms search multiple images for specific information that is layered and compressed to create information rich "maps" of tumors, disaster zones, people and blue cars (or other such objects). Scientists from around the region will share their image-processing...

RIT announces new award to recognize excellence and innovation in research

November 20, 2013 9:00 AM - Rochester Institute of Technology is creating a new award to further encourage innovation. The "Disclosure Excellence Award" is a $1,000 prize that will be awarded twice a year to an RIT researcher with the best invention. Ryne Raffaelle, RIT's vice president of research, said the winner will be chosen by RIT's Intellectual Property...

RIT 'Celebration of Research' set for Nov. 19

November 14, 2013 12:00 PM - Rochester Institute of Technology will mark the grand re-opening of its redesigned Student Innovation Hall with a "Celebration of Research: Innovation and Entrepreneurship" on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The event begins at 5 p.m. with remarks from university officials as well as recognition honoring 50 researchers who have been awarded patents and licenses...

Turning autism upside down: When symptoms are strengths

November 11, 2013 8:00 AM - A novel approach to treating children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder could help them navigate their world by teaching them to turn their symptoms into strengths. In the article "Symptoms as Solutions: Hypnosis and Biofeedback for Autonomic Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorders," published in the winter edition of the American Journal of...