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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 »
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 »
Rochester Institute of Technology, for the fifth consecutive year, has been named one of North America's greenest universities by The Princeton Review. The company's 2015 Guide to 353 Green Colleges evaluates colleges and universities on environmentally related policies, practices and academic offerings. In partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, best known... Full Story »
Five teams of student entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas and won a total of $4,750 in cash prizes at Tiger Tank at Rochester Institute of Technology. The top three winning teams also earned scholarships to attend graduate studies at Saunders College of Business. Modeled after ABC-TV's Shark Tank, the Tiger Tank competition... Full Story »
A new initiative has begun on campus that will help end food waste while helping students who may be struggling to pay for food. The FoodShare program is two-pronged. First, an RIT FoodShare page was created on Facebook, where organizers of events on campus can post photos and information about leftover food... Full Story »
Amid the relentless onslaught of snow and ice that came during a seemingly endless winter, six-and-a-half acres of a farm field south of the RIT campus experienced a transformation. From December through March, crews worked to install a massive 2-megawatt (MW) solar energy farm, consisting of 6,138 photovoltaic (PV) panels used to... Full Story »
Top News Stories 1. 'U.S. News & World Report' ranks RIT among best graduate schools 2. RIT color scientists explain the dress that went viral 3. RIT Baja Race Team competes at international meet with car built from spare parts 4. Men's hockey to face Minnesota State on Saturday in 2015 NCAA Division I Midwest... Full Story »
The spring IdeaLab@RIT featured a two-day brainstorming marathon where four teams of Rochester Institute of Technology students and their coaches had a common goal-to work on problem-solving solutions for Rochester Regional Health System. Below are their solutions to the following problems identified by RRHS: Urgent Care Efficiency: Team recommended several changes to streamline... Full Story »
When Seth Eshelman '06 (industrial design/graphic design) couldn't find a co-op during the winter quarter of his senior year, he decided to create his own. "I used the fourth floor studios at RIT as my first workshop for my company," Eshelman said about his furniture design business. "I built some of the... Full Story »
Engineering students from RIT Dubai won the Official Judges' Award at the Future Generation Competition, one of the largest power events in the world that highlights the potential and innovation of undergraduate engineering students in the United Arab Emirates. Anishta Lakhani, Bilal Sharqi, Mohamed Amin and Sami Jouaneh entered "Solar Powered Car... Full Story »
Teams of students from IdeaLab at Rochester Institute of Technology will be working this weekend to brainstorm solutions to solve medical-related problems faced by Rochester Regional Health System. The RIT and RRHS Alliance IdeaLab is an interactive two-day seminar that will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14,... Full Story »
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) has launched a new website to provide New York state businesses with a resource for gaining information about the benefits of supply chain sustainability and how to find assistance implementing sustainable practices. The Sustainable Supply Chain Information Hub features resources and tools that inform... Full Story »
Adding energy storage to the U.S. electricity grid results in increases in greenhouse gas emissions and local pollution from power plants, even if storage is charged from renewable energy, according to a team of researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University. Their findings, published in this week's issue of... Full Story »
Six-and-a-half acres of a farm field on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus has been transformed this winter into a massive solar array, which is scheduled to be operational early next month. Since December, crews have been working to install a 2-megawatt (MW) solar energy farm, consisting of 6,138 photovoltaic (PV) panels... Full Story »
The impact of drug-resistant "superbugs" on public health will be explored at Rochester Institute of Technology on March 12 in an evening program hosted by RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology, Rochester Regional Health System and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. Superbugs are bacteria that have grown resistant to antibiotics through the overuse... Full Story »
Gabrielle Gaustad, an assistant professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the National Science Foundation to study the implications of material scarcity and criticality on future clean energy technologies. The CAREER Program is an NSF-wide activity that... Full Story »
Did you make the Dean's List this fall? RIT wants you to share your good news with friends and family through Merit. You should have received an email with a link to your Merit story. Merit lets students share their successes - such as making the Dean's List, joining a club or... Full Story »