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The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP21) has announced awardees of its 2017-18 Community Grants Program as part of the organization's ongoing efforts to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state. NYSP2I-which is sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Environmental Protection... Full Story »
One of the largest college recycling and sustainability programs in the country is set to begin Monday, when the third annual Goodbye, Goodbuy! event kicks off as students begin to move out at the end of the academic year at Rochester Institute of Technology. Up to 200 volunteers are needed to help... Full Story »
When you come across Chibueze Onwunaka inside the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) or elsewhere around the RIT campus, he often can be seen wearing a wide smile, a bright RIT-orange hat and joking gregariously with those around him. That wasn't always the case for this affable graduate student in sustainable systems,... Full Story »
The 10th Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival drew big crowds, despite cool and rainy weather. Parking lots and exhibits were crowded as tens of thousands came to experience nearly 400 exhibits in science, technology, engineering, fine arts and mathematics, including student research projects and displays organized by campus clubs. In the... Full Story »
Manufacturing is becoming more and more reliant on digital technologies. In the not-so-distant future, digital simulations and computer processing will be seamlessly integrated into more traditional manufacturing practices. Visitors to the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival can get a glimpse of what's in store on the manufacturing horizon when they stop... Full Story »
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology has announced the winners of its annual Research & Development student competition, which provides students across the state the opportunity to promote ideas to create more sustainable schools and communities. Open to colleges and universities statewide, the sixth-annual student... Full Story »
A typical car emits several metric tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases each year, but it is difficult for most people to fully understand the impact car emissions have on the environment because greenhouse gases are invisible to the naked eye. "Gas emissions are a pretty abstract concept for... Full Story »
Waste not. Upcycle instead. Two teams of RIT engineering students have found "endless possibilities" for second-hand clothing-from insulation and wall dividers to chairs and desks-through two upcycling projects in their senior design classes. Both teams are finalists in a student design competition that will be featured during the Create Symposium taking place April... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology celebrates study and work abroad at the third annual Global Learning Symposium. Sponsored by RIT Provost Jeremy Haefner and the RIT Global Office, the event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 27 in the Vignelli Center at James E. Booth Hall. The reception will... Full Story »
Nabil Z. Nasr, associate provost for academic affairs and founding director of Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has been honored for a lifetime of engineering distinction and leadership by the Rochester Engineering Society (RES). Nasr was named an Engineer of Distinction among leaders recognized for their excellence in... Full Story »
With Earth Day approaching on April 22, here's some food for thought: it's estimated that approximately 40 percent of edible food in the United States goes to waste. And food production uses roughly 25 percent of all the fresh water consumed in this country, as well as 300 million barrels of... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology honored researchers who served as principal investigators on active awards in fiscal year 2016 at an April 5 reception. Also recognized were the 18 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and 11 new inductees in RIT's PI Millionaires. RIT investigators' efforts led to a record $73 million in research funding... Full Story »
A new class of carbon nanotubes could be the next-generation clean-up crew for toxic sludge and contaminated water, say researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology. Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotubes offer a more effective and sustainable approach to water treatment and remediation than the standard industry materials-silicon gels and activated carbon-according to a... Full Story »
Student Government President Andrea Shaver was returning to Rochester from an RIT function on the West Coast last summer when her flight out of Chicago was canceled because of weather. Stuck in the airport at 1 a.m. with Shaver were RIT President Bill Destler; his spouse, Rebecca Johnson; and RIT Trustee Steve... Full Story »
Students in the packaging science program at Rochester Institute of technology are hosting the 32nd annual Packaging Jamboree on Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, at the university. The conference begins at 9:30 a.m. each day and takes place in RIT's Louise Slaughter Hall. This year's theme is "Meeting Global Challenges"... Full Story »
Two campuswide open forums will be held this week with Dr. David C. Munson, RIT's incoming president. The first forum will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union. This forum will be live web streamed and also recorded and available for later viewing.... Full Story »
An RIT senior capstone project at the Rochester Museum & Science Center has given a team of environmental science students a crash course in green infrastructure and sustainable design. RIT students are contributing to a five-year project to monitor the museum's Regional Green Infrastructure Showcase. The installation reduces storm-water runoff and improves... Full Story »
RIT is poised to continue its significant role in the manufacturing industry, both locally and nationally. The university, which can trace its roots to providing professional development to workforce at the region's major manufacturers, is leading efforts to revitalize and revamp manufacturing through a variety of programs and projects. That latest effort... Full Story »
News and videos about David C. Munson Jr. being named as RIT's next president were among the most popular last month. Check out all of January's top stories and videos. Top News Stories 1. David C. Munson Jr. named RIT's 10th president 2. RIT alumnus named Forbes '30 Under 30' 3. RIT named by U.S.... Full Story »
RIT students, faculty, staff and alumni Wednesday enthusiastically welcomed the university's 10th president, David C. Munson Jr., who begins his new post July 1. Munson, 64, who will follow retiring RIT President Bill Destler, received a standing ovation when he was introduced to the community in the Gordon Field House. The announcement... Full Story »