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The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology will mark a decade of creating sustainable solutions for New York state businesses and communities with three upcoming events. The celebrations will take place over the next month to highlight the economic, environmental and social impacts that NYSP2I has... Full Story »
Students at Rochester Institute of Technology are working with Rochester high school students to see if some of the 300 city-owned vacant lots in the Marketview Heights neighborhood can be turned into assets such as community gardens, playscapes or exercise stations. The survey is a pilot program that is using the leadership... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology student Elizabeth Pattie understands how research impacts lives. Her mother lives with multiple sclerosis-one of the reasons Pattie is compelled to continue making inroads in the fields of immunology and disease treatment using pharmaceuticals. Her project, "Targeted Molecular Imaging Agents to Visualize Breast Cancer," was among more... Full Story »
A researcher from Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $149,000 collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation to study the environmental effects of energy storage on the electricity grid. Over the past 10 years, the energy storage industry has grown rapidly, enabling energy produced by wind, water and solar power... Full Story »
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are working with corporate and government partners to develop more efficient, durable and cost-effective carbon nanotube technology in electronic components and systems that now use copper wiring. "Depending on how bold a perspective you want to give, what we are embracing is a wire revolution," said... Full Story »
The Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) has honored Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director of Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), with its ACE Award-given to an inspiring person or company recognized for leadership in creating positive change for the remanufacturing industry and sustainability. ACE stands for "Advocate, Collaborate and... Full Story »
RIT's student chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) won an award for their model of a sustainable razor that could help decrease the environmental impact of billions of disposable razors that are discarded each year. The undergraduate team won the Best Use of Fusion 360 category, part of the national... Full Story »
Nearly 150 industry leaders from around the world gathered at Rochester Institute of Technology June 21-22 for the RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference, receiving the latest briefings on best practices, emerging trends and issues of critical importance to the manufacturing industry. RIT hosted the event in partnership with the Remanufacturing Industries Council, a... Full Story »
Check out all of May's top stories and videos. Top News Stories 1. RIT team creates high-speed internet lane for emergency situations 2. 'Forbes' names RIT one of America's best midsize employers 3. RIT featured among 'Colleges that Create Futures' 4. Magnanimous GIS grad student wants to give back 5. Company... Full Story »
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 »