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Rollercoaster lovers are probably used to ups and downs, but six members of Rochester Institute of Technology's Theme Park Enthusiasts made a clean sweep in Orlando, Fla., by winning every award in a national competition to design amusement park rides. The Ryerson Invitational Thrill Design Competition, hosted by Universal Creative, invited teams... Full Story »
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP21) has announced awardees of its 2016-17 Community Grants Program as part of the organization's ongoing efforts to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state. NYSP2I-which is sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Environmental Protection... Full Story »
Take a look at most any household appliance, light bulb or even your mobile phone and you'll likely see the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) mark-the single most accepted certification and safety standard for electrical devices in the United States. The iconic symbol appears on 22 billion products annually. Xue Wang '10, '14 (applied... Full Story »
Robert Loce was working on his master's degree in optics at the University of Rochester when he heard that RIT was developing a Ph.D. in imaging science. Loce, who also worked full-time at Xerox, knew that working toward a Ph.D. would help him develop skills critical to leading research teams. When he... Full Story »
Three multidisciplinary teams of undergraduate students from RIT were recognized for their unique designs in the 2016 Paperboard Packaging Alliance Student Design Challenge. Team L'Orto placed second overall in the competition with a unique packaging solution for single servings of pasta in a colorful, re-usable, multi-packet container. Team Wild Crunch took fifth... Full Story »
RIT's participation in Fashion Week of Rochester was the most-read story of last month. Check out all of September's most popular stories and videos below: Top News Stories 1. RIT students hit the runway at Fashion Week of Rochester modeling jewelry each designed 2. RIT awarded nearly $1 million from NSF to develop food... Full Story »
As populations grow, society is challenged with how to provide a "resilient" food supply. Addressing the impact of population growth on food supplies, the environment and health will be the subject of the upcoming "20/20 Research in Focus Colloquium-Sustenance." The event takes place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9,... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology joined local dignitaries and community members in the atrium of City Hall on Thursday, when Rochester celebrated its first Italian Cultural Day. "Our culture is a great culture, and one of the most beautiful cultures," said Silvano Orsi, head of the Little Italy Neighborhood Association, which hopes to... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company, known for its test prep and tutoring services, books and college rankings features, RIT in the 2016 edition of its free downloadable book, The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green... Full Story »
Callie Babbitt, an associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received a nearly $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research sustainable solutions for minimizing and managing the growing and complex challenges of food waste generated across the food supply chain. The four-year... Full Story »
The School of Individualized Study at Rochester Institute of Technology opens its Collaboration, Disciplinarity, and the Rhetoric of Inquiry (CoDRoi) series with speaker David Warsinger on "Combating Growing Water Scarcity: The Potential and Need for Desalinization and Water Reuse." The lecture will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology is being recognized as a top tier national university for the first time in the 34-year history of U.S. News & World Report rankings. The change is a result of the university's reclassification in becoming a "doctoral university" this year due to its rapid increase in research... Full Story »
Environmental advocate, zoologist, professor and poet Drew Lanham will present "The Uncomfortable Elephant Bird of Color in the Room-Addressing the Coming Changes in Conservation" at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 in the Liberal Arts Hall auditorium at Rochester Institute of Technology. Lanham's discussion will center on how culture and ethnic prisms... Full Story »
The second Goodbye, Goodbuy! sale is set to begin Tuesday, offering incoming Rochester Institute of Technology students the opportunity to buy used furniture, clothing, fans, lamps, televisions, kitchenware and more at discounted prices. The items were collected from students moving out last spring. Goodbye, Goodbuy! is a student-led sustainability initiative to help... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology students Sean Maraia and Jacqueline McGraw are hoping their new mobile app will help young children living with mental health issues cope with their feelings and eventually overcome debilitating conditions. The students' app- complete with tools and weapons that enable children to visualize and utilize coping strategies-was... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is part of a winning coalition named by President Obama on Monday to head up a new smart manufacturing initiative designed to bolster advanced manufacturing across the United States. RIT is an academic partner of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), which was... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas are exploring the environmental benefits of microalgae to clean agricultural wastewater and make biofuels. Jeff Lodge, associate professor in RIT's Thomas Gosnell School of Life Sciences, is running a three-month pilot program at... Full Story »
The workforce of the future must have a broad-based education that encourages collaboration and convergence with other people passionate about their fields. That was the message shared with approximately 4,000 graduating students Friday at Rochester Institute of Technology's 131st Academic Convocation by commencement speaker France A. Córdova, a physics Ph.D. and director... Full Story »
RIT's sustainability and remanufacturing guru is among the academics, thinkers and business leaders to share ideas and research on circular economy topics in The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's publication series, A New Dynamic. In the second book in the series, A New Dynamic 2: Effective Systems in a Circular Economy, Nabil Nasr, associate... Full Story »
More than 100 volunteers are needed to help collect, weigh, sort, store and sell items for the second annual Goodbye, Goodbuy! recycling and sustainability effort, where Rochester Institute of Technology students moving out can donate items to be sold at discounted prices to incoming students rather than throwing them out. Collection begins... Full Story »