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The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), striving to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state, has announced the recipients of its 2014-2015 Community Grants Program. NYSP2I is funding proposals from 16 organizations statewide following the completion of a competitive review process. The Community Grants Program provides... Full Story »
RIT's Strategic Plan in Action-The Student-centered Research University: Undergraduate Alexandra LaLonde's research helps improve microfluidic techniques In the fall of 2013, the RIT community embarked upon the development of a new 10-year strategic plan designed to leverage institutional strengths to ensure our ownership of the "pole position" in the higher education environment... Full Story »
Mingbo Peng knew as a small child growing up in China that he had a strong propensity toward wanting to build things. "When I was little, it always made me happy when I saw my friends enjoying an environment that I created for them-like a labyrinth or cardboard houses," recalled Peng, a... Full Story »
Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director of Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability, has been named a member of a United Nations panel dedicated to protecting use of the world's natural resources. The United Nations Environmental Program's (UNEP) International Resource Panel, widely considered the most authoritative scientific forum for scientists... Full Story »
Much like the "shocking" Marvel Comics character Electro, Eric Hittinger is determined to find the best way to produce and utilize America's electricity. He believes the secret lies in managing the electricity grid infrastructure-while simultaneously reducing costs and enhancing sustainability. Hittinger, assistant professor of public policy in Rochester Institute of Technology's College... Full Story »
RIT leadership and its Board of Trustees adopted a new strategic plan today that will serve as a blueprint for the university through 2025. The plan, titled "Greatness Through Difference," will position Rochester Institute of Technology among the world's most innovative, agile and visionary universities, RIT leaders said. "RIT will become an... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology's sponsored research portfolio grew by 12 percent in fiscal year 2014, reaching $52.7 million in funding. RIT received a record 410 new awards in the fiscal year 2014 from a variety of state, federal, corporate and foundation sponsors. Half the funding came from federal sources, with the... Full Story »
Lisa Greenwood, lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology, was recently presented an award for Outstanding Achievement in Standards Development for exceptional contributions in the development of the International Organization for Standards' flagship environmental management standard, ISO 14001. The award was presented in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for... Full Story »
News about the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff was the most-read story of last month. Check out all of October's most popular stories and videos below: Top News Stories 1. RIT Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff honor employee service 2. RIT to host inaugural One SpiRIT: Global Hockey Festival 3. Brick City Homecoming 2014: Speakers,... Full Story »
Two Rochester Institute of Technology staff members have been selected "2014 Forty Under 40" award recipients from the Rochester Business Journal. Enid Cardinal, senior sustainability advisor, and Sharitta Gross, program coordinator with RIT's Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, will be honored at an awards luncheon Nov. 20 at the Rochester... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology is among 12 colleges and universities-including the first in New York state-that will help drive Chevrolet's Campus Clean Energy Campaign designed to reduce carbon emissions. RIT was selected for its leadership role in sustainability and energy efficiency on campus, resulting in Chevrolet's invitation to participate in the new... Full Story »
RIT continues to make connections around the globe, with its latest partnership forged in the South American country of Peru. An RIT faculty contingent led by Hector Flores, dean of graduate studies, presented several workshops, curated an exhibit, taught course sessions, and laid foundations for RIT students and faculty to travel and... Full Story »
They're regarded as campus trendsetters, pushing the boundaries of their personal and professional potential. These 10 faculty to watch make learning, research and innovation come alive; they engage and challenge students in new and exciting ways; and they cultivate mentoring relationships with the ultimate goal of student success. Callie Babbitt Golisano Institute for... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology today unveiled a multimillion-dollar, high-tech lab designed to help companies and independent innovators convert their ideas into prototypes and ultimately new products. The new Digital Manufacturing and Product Realization Lab, located on the fourth floor of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), is a collaborative makers facility that... Full Story »
Top News Stories 1. RIT ranked among best regional universities by 'U.S. News & World Report' 2. Gene Polisseni Center opens with a roar 3. RIT professor wins national educator award 4. Big Shot team makes last preparations for nighttime photo of Sustainability Institute Hall and quad 5. RIT and community fans thrilled by Gene Polisseni... Full Story »
A fourth annual student competition sponsored by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) will provide students across the state the opportunity to green their campuses or their local communities. NYSP2I, as part of its ongoing Research and Development Program, is challenging teams of full-time students enrolled at any institute of... Full Story »
Troy Rank spent the month of August on his electric bicycle, riding 25 miles per hour, logging 150 to 200 miles a day, in an attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for "longest motorized bicycle journey." During his round trip-from his hometown in Walworth, N.Y., to Boulder, Colo., and back-Rank... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology is hosting some of the leading experts from the remanufacturing industry Sept. 24 to 26, as leading scientists, engineers and other specialists from across the globe gather on campus for two conferences. The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) and the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association are co-hosting a... Full Story »
RIT University News Services offers these ways to keep up with campus news and events and more this academic year: * News & Events Daily. Sign up for this newsletter, which arrives in your email Monday through Friday with the latest stories, videos, photos and calendar listings. * YouTube. Subscribe to the RIT... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology is recognized in several categories for educational quality and value in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges. Since U.S. News began ranking colleges in 1983, RIT has consistently been listed among the top regional universities. RIT leaders anticipate moving to the national... Full Story »