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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 »
Coffee can rev your engine. Really. Rebecca Clontz, an environmental science graduate student at RIT, is converting coffee grounds into a biodiesel-espresso for cars. "I want to get a bumper sticker that says, 'I run on coffee,'" said Clontz, a native of Athens, Tenn. Clontz and her thesis adviser, Jeff Lodge, associate professor in... Full Story »
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology has announced the awardees of its fourth annual NYSP2I Research and Development Student Competition, which will provide students across the state the opportunity to green their campuses or their local communities. As part of its Research and Development Program,... Full Story »
News about the new free and open source software minor was the most-read story of last year. Check out all of 2014's most popular stories and videos below: Top News Stories 1. RIT launches nation's first minor in free and open source software and free culture 2. RIT and Coca-Cola Announce New Partnership 3. Princeton... Full Story »
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 »