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Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a core academic partner in a new advanced robotics manufacturing institute announced by the U.S. Department of Defense Jan. 13. The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded the 14th public-private Manufacturing USA institute-the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub-to American Robotics, a nonprofit... Full Story »
Laura Zigarowicz, a Kodak brand manager, knows that if you're a technology company looking to show off your products to the world, the Consumer Electronics Show is the place to be. More than 170,000 tech enthusiasts gathered from around the globe to experience technology innovation spanning 2.5 million net square feet... Full Story »
The initial results of a comprehensive materials baseline study for all consumer electronics sold into the U.S. market for the past 25 years were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 7. The study found that while the number and types of consumer technology products sold have increased,... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) was selected today by the U.S. Department of Energy, as part of its Manufacturing USA initiative, to lead its new Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute-a national coalition of leading universities and companies that will forge new clean energy initiatives deemed... Full Story »
A new study by Rochester Institute of Technology that inventories and tracks high concentrations of plastic in the Great Lakes could help inform cleanup efforts and target pollution prevention. Researchers found that nearly 10,000 metric tons-or 22 million pounds-of plastic debris enter the Great Lakes every year from the United States and... Full Story »
Rollercoaster lovers are probably used to ups and downs, but six members of Rochester Institute of Technology's Theme Park Enthusiasts made a clean sweep in Orlando, Fla., by winning every award in a national competition to design amusement park rides. The Ryerson Invitational Thrill Design Competition, hosted by Universal Creative, invited teams... Full Story »
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP21) has announced awardees of its 2016-17 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 »
Take a look at most any household appliance, light bulb or even your mobile phone and you'll likely see the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) mark-the single most accepted certification and safety standard for electrical devices in the United States. The iconic symbol appears on 22 billion products annually. Xue Wang '10, '14 (applied... Full Story »
Robert Loce was working on his master's degree in optics at the University of Rochester when he heard that RIT was developing a Ph.D. in imaging science. Loce, who also worked full-time at Xerox, knew that working toward a Ph.D. would help him develop skills critical to leading research teams. When he... Full Story »
Three multidisciplinary teams of undergraduate students from RIT were recognized for their unique designs in the 2016 Paperboard Packaging Alliance Student Design Challenge. Team L'Orto placed second overall in the competition with a unique packaging solution for single servings of pasta in a colorful, re-usable, multi-packet container. Team Wild Crunch took fifth... Full Story »
RIT's participation in Fashion Week of Rochester was the most-read story of last month. Check out all of September's most popular stories and videos below: Top News Stories 1. RIT students hit the runway at Fashion Week of Rochester modeling jewelry each designed 2. RIT awarded nearly $1 million from NSF to develop food... Full Story »
As populations grow, society is challenged with how to provide a "resilient" food supply. Addressing the impact of population growth on food supplies, the environment and health will be the subject of the upcoming "20/20 Research in Focus Colloquium-Sustenance." The event takes place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9,... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology joined local dignitaries and community members in the atrium of City Hall on Thursday, when Rochester celebrated its first Italian Cultural Day. "Our culture is a great culture, and one of the most beautiful cultures," said Silvano Orsi, head of the Little Italy Neighborhood Association, which hopes to... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company, known for its test prep and tutoring services, books and college rankings features, RIT in the 2016 edition of its free downloadable book, The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green... Full Story »
Callie Babbitt, an associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received a nearly $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research sustainable solutions for minimizing and managing the growing and complex challenges of food waste generated across the food supply chain. The four-year... Full Story »
The School of Individualized Study at Rochester Institute of Technology opens its Collaboration, Disciplinarity, and the Rhetoric of Inquiry (CoDRoi) series with speaker David Warsinger on "Combating Growing Water Scarcity: The Potential and Need for Desalinization and Water Reuse." The lecture will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology is being recognized as a top tier national university for the first time in the 34-year history of U.S. News & World Report rankings. The change is a result of the university's reclassification in becoming a "doctoral university" this year due to its rapid increase in research... Full Story »
Environmental advocate, zoologist, professor and poet Drew Lanham will present "The Uncomfortable Elephant Bird of Color in the Room-Addressing the Coming Changes in Conservation" at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 in the Liberal Arts Hall auditorium at Rochester Institute of Technology. Lanham's discussion will center on how culture and ethnic prisms... Full Story »
The second Goodbye, Goodbuy! sale is set to begin Tuesday, offering incoming Rochester Institute of Technology students the opportunity to buy used furniture, clothing, fans, lamps, televisions, kitchenware and more at discounted prices. The items were collected from students moving out last spring. Goodbye, Goodbuy! is a student-led sustainability initiative to help... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology students Sean Maraia and Jacqueline McGraw are hoping their new mobile app will help young children living with mental health issues cope with their feelings and eventually overcome debilitating conditions. The students' app- complete with tools and weapons that enable children to visualize and utilize coping strategies-was... Full Story »