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It is campus sustainability day, so join us for a talk by Dr. Susan Spencer with a networking reception to follow. Dr. Spencer is an engineer and scientist who specializes in the quantum description of small molecule organic solar cells through both theory and experiment. She is the US Ambassador for an international charity, SolarAid, which is focused on eradicating the kerosene lantern from rural Africa by 2020. Additionally, she serves as a Climate Reality Leader for Al Gore's foundation, the Climate Reality Project. Susan is passionate about solar, but also about rejuvenating high-tech manufacturing in Rochester through securing support for renewable energy-focused small business growth.(Wednesday, October 22nd, 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM -Webb Auditorium) Event Details »
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 »
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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 »
Aiming to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Community Grants Program. The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) provides nonprofit organizations and local governments both financial and technical assistance for projects that... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Louise M. Slaughter Hall and surrounding quad basked in a sea of light Saturday night, helping make RIT's 30th Big Shot photograph a summertime success. 

More than 2,900 volunteers, including nearly 1,500 RIT students and 130 alumni, provided the primary light source for the... Full Story »
Organizers of RIT's 30th Big Shot are putting the finishing touches on preparations to position their lenses at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and surrounding quad for the 30th nighttime photo. Hundreds of volunteers dressed in dark clothing with flashlights or camera flashes will be needed to participate at the Golisano Institute... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology's Student Government launched a redesigned website for its Bike Share service last week in preparation for future expansions of the program. The Bike Share program, which was rolled out last spring, allows RIT students, staff and faculty to check out a bike from the Kate Gleason Hall office... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) and Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences are the recipients of a new research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the lifecycle environmental impacts of fullerene-based materials-a form of engineered nanomaterials used in solar cells, drug delivery systems... Full Story »
Sustainability is a high priority at RIT. As a university with more than 22,000 faculty, staff and students, we recognize that individual actions are as important as our institutional efforts. But as the buzz around sustainability and green products increases, it can be hard for individuals to know where to start.... Full Story »
It's no secret that universities have become economic development engines, turning knowledge and research into commercialized products and services. Federal economic development leaders are looking to further tap into the "knowledge economy." And in Washington, D.C., RIT is no secret. U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Jay Williams toured RIT July 24 and... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) has received nearly $100,000 from the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to fund the final phase of fuel cell research designed to create a prototype residential power system. The $98,888 in NIST funding will leverage earlier work conducted... Full Story »
Sarah White wants a career at NASA-working on robotics to send to Mars. In the meantime, the second-year electrical engineering student at Rochester Institute of Technology is researching an encoded directional system for MILPET (Machine Intelligence Lab Personal Electronic Transporter), an autonomous robot that offers congenial assistance to visitors while roaming the... Full Story »
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) has awarded approximately $455,000 to fund six research and development projects focused on applied research designed to stimulate solutions that will help New York state companies remain competitive while reducing their environmental footprint. As part of its ongoing research and development program, NYSP2I annually... Full Story »