More than one wave of infections swept across the globe in 2020.
Cybercriminals used the COVID-19 pandemic to up their attacks and create a pandemic of their own. According to the FBI’s Cyber Division, the number of complaints increased 400 percent from what they were seeing pre-coronavirus.
Atiqa Mohsin thought she had missed her window of opportunity to study abroad at Rochester Institute of Technology’s campus in the United States. Mohsin, a fifth-year electrical engineering student from Pakistan who studies at RIT Dubai, applied to come to the U.S. in the fall of 2020 through RIT’s Global Scholars Program, but the program was cancelled last year due to global travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rochester Institute of Technology has again been recognized as one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report, which also cited the university as among the most innovative, best valued, and with highly regarded cooperative education and internship programs.
The report also ranked several of RIT’s colleges as among the best and gave the university overall high marks for academic excellence and social mobility for its graduates, as well as being among the “Best Schools for Veterans.”
When the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launches, it will mark the culmination of nearly 30 years of development on the most powerful observational instrument ever made. Numerous members of Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Science have been involved in its creation or will work on projects once it becomes operational.
In 2001, the dot-com bubble was bursting and investors had lost confidence in internet companies.
At the same time, RIT was going all-in on a future in computing. The university had just announced that it would create one of the first comprehensive computing colleges in the nation—the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS).
RIT and UR professors awarded patent for use of carbon nanotubes for improving delivery of bio-therapies to targeted cells
Professors from Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester Medical Center have received a patent to deliver biomolecules into cells through carbon nanotube arrays.
Ian Dickerson, associate professor in the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester, and Michael Schrlau, associate professor of mechanical engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, developed the technology that will support inter-cell transfer of bio-therapies to targeted cells.
New machine learning techniques developed by scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology are revealing important information about how pulsars—rapidly rotating neutron stars—behave. In a new study published by Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the researchers outlined their new techniques and how they applied to study Vela, the brightest radio pulsar in the sky.
RIT astrophysics graduate students conduct experiment at White Sands Missile Range Quest is on to find the first glimmer of light in the universe
Serena Tramm, a Ph.D. student from Palos Verdes, Calif., and Mike Ortiz, a master’s student from Flagstaff, Ariz., are pursuing their studies in astrophysics and have been working alongside Michael Zemcov, assistant professor in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy. Together, the team conducted an experiment that resulted in traveling to New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range for the first CIBER-2 launch earlier this year.
What is the impact of the CIBER-2 experiment and launch?
RIT professors awarded State Department grant to help entrepreneurs in Jordan form circular economy businesses
A $250,000 grant from the U.S. State Department will fund a program led by Rochester Institute of Technology professors Clyde Hull and Eric Williams to help entrepreneurs in Jordan form circular economy businesses.
The program, implemented in partnership with Education for Employment and the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship, will provide funding and training to 40 entrepreneurs, 35 women and five men.
The LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration unveiled several studies that shed important new light on the nature of gravitational waves—ripples in time and space produced by merging black holes and/or neutron stars. They include a “census” of gravitational wave events to date and a new catalog of results from the second half of its third observing run (O3b), describing 90 gravitational wave events observed since making their first detection in 2015.
Early childhood development professionals often face challenges when teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing youth to read. A new project spearheaded by Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is hoping to effectively bring literacy education to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.
Rochester Institute of Technology’s sponsored research awards surpassed $76 million for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, another significant milestone in spite of the challenges posed to research efforts brought about by the pandemic.
This follows several years where the university has seen record amounts for new awards of $82 million and $74 million in 2020 and 2019, respectively. In addition, the university also achieved a new record in terms of the number (779) and the cumulative value ($246 million) of proposals submitted.
Quantum computing just became more entangled.
Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and national photonic device company, AdvR Inc., built a quantum chip prototype that is bridging today’s traditional fiber optic networks with the future—quantum computing networks.
With the United States moving toward an ambitious goal of halving food waste by 2030, a new $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be used to establish the first national academic research network on wasted food in the United States.
A team of Rochester Institute of Technology scientists is attempting to uncover novel antibiotics that could fight the growing threat of multidrug-resistant diseases. Professor André Hudson, head of the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, received a $443,583 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Department of
Health and Human Services to isolate, identify, and characterize new antibiotics.
Rochester Institute of Technology Associate Professor Moumita Das is part of a team of researchers that was recently awarded a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to design and create next-generation materials inspired and empowered by biological cells.
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are part of a new study that could help unlock the potential of superfluids—essentially frictionless special substances capable of unstopped motion once initiated. A team of scientists led by Mishkat Bhattacharya, an associate professor at RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy and Future Photon Initiative, proposed a new method for detecting superfluid motion in an article published in Physical Review Letters.