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The phrase "good to the last drop" has a new meaning for student Saddam Alrobaie, who is spending his summer researching how to extract oils and carbohydrates from spent coffee grounds to produce biofuel. "About 20,000 pounds of coffee hold the potential to produce 400 to 500 gallons of biodiesel," said Alrobaie,... Full Story »
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rochester Chapter has awarded an architecture professor at Rochester Institute of Technology its highest honor for distinguishing service and also gave two scholarships to a top student in the RIT program. Jules J. Chiavaroli, a Master of Architecture professor in RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability, received... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Tokyo to facilitate the exchange of students and faculty, and to increase collaborative research activities between the two universities. The University of Tokyo is one... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology has become a Pioneer University within the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Higher Education program, joining a select group of universities worldwide dedicated to accelerating a global transition to a regenerative, circular economy. RIT joins the program as a result of its pioneering research and teaching on the emerging concept... Full Story »
A new video produced at Rochester Institute of Technology illustrates the importance of sustainable purchasing decisions, explaining through animation how it matters for people to buy "green" products and how those decisions can impact the environment. Produced in part by the Staples Sustainable Innovation Lab (SSIL), located at and sponsored by RIT's... Full Story »
Karen Proctor, professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, was awarded the R. David LeButt Packaging Education award at this year's International Safe Transit Association annual TransPack Forum. The event took place April 7-10 in Orlando, Fla. A professor of packaging science in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology, Proctor was presented... Full Story »
None of us knows what the future holds, which makes it all the more important to consider all possibilities-even reaching for the stars. That was the message NASA Administrator Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. gave to the graduates at Rochester Institute of Technology's 130th Academic Convocation on Friday. "Growing up, I never... Full Story »
Using beet juice as an alternative in products to de-ice roads, exploring the environmental impact of food packaging materials, or building an Arborloo are only a few of the ways Brian Thorn encourages his students to think about how sustainability can be applied to solving engineering challenges. It is this type of... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology students heading home this week have the chance to go green while helping new students arriving in August. A new initiative, Goodbye, Goodbuy!, urges students moving out of their dorms and on-campus apartments to donate what they can instead of tossing their furniture, clothes, canned goods and other... Full Story »
The 18 MOCHA scholars have substance and style. At a ceremony on May 11, the young men in the 2014-2015 class of Rochester Institute of Technology's MOCHA Program-Men of Color, Honor and Ambition-were recognized for their academic, community and leadership initiatives. The program enabled them to build the "substance" of social, professional... Full Story »
Two Rochester Institute of Technology professors will share their pioneering ideas with the Rochester community, and the world at large, during the next TEDxFlourCity: Branch Out. RIT sustainability engineer Callie Babbitt will discuss the emergence of industrial ecology and astrophysicist Sukanya Chakrabarti will talk about dark matter and dwarf galaxies as they... Full Story »
RIT students Rebecca Clontz, Matthew Callahan and Trinity Barnosky have received the Outstanding Adult Student award. The award recognizes adult students and their achievements in successfully combining full-time college study with other adult responsibilities of family, career and community service. Rebecca Clontz came to RIT from the U.S. Navy where she served... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) today received a $495,608 grant from the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing and increase the competitiveness of the remanufacturing industry in the United States. The grant will support industry-driven consortia... Full Story »
More than 30,000 people are expected on the RIT campus Saturday, May 2, to participate in the eighth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. This campus-wide event features more than 400 interactive exhibits in science, technology, the arts and more, plus live entertainment-all put together by RIT students, faculty and staff. Exhibits... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology honored 386 researchers who secured funding for fiscal year 2014, serving as either principal or co-principal investigators on active research. RIT honored its researchers at an April 23 reception, during which it also recognized the 16 recipients of Seed Funding Awards, eight new inductees in RIT's PI Millionaires,... Full Story »
How many times has a package arrived through the mail looking like it was on the field during a World Cup match? Did the product inside survive? Learn more about how packaging products are tested to endure challenges along the route from store to home at the "Packaging-Will it Survive?" exhibit during... Full Story »
While serving as a counselor in RIT's Admissions Office four years ago, Kate Krueger became so fascinated with the Golisano Institute of Sustainability's Master of Architecture program that she joined its inaugural class. "I was so intrigued by the combination of sustainability and architecture, creativity with analysis, and the right brain and... Full Story »
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology announced the winners of its annual Research and Development student competition and K-12 student poster competition, which provides students across the state the opportunity to promote ideas to create more sustainable schools and communities. Open to colleges and universities throughout... Full Story »
Buckle up and get ready to embark on a sustainability adventure at RIT's Imagine Festival on May 2. Visitors to the "Re-Imagine a Green Future" exhibit at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability will hear about how sustainability is part of our daily lives and can be found at home and in... Full Story »
Sarah Brownell and Hrushikesh Sagar are helping to engineer a more sustainable world. Through their humanitarian work locally and abroad, the two have made a lasting impression on the people they have worked with and are showing how engineering can guide communities toward independence and change. For this work and dedication, Brownell and... Full Story »