Research News

  • June 11, 2021

    rocket liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

    RIT wins award to develop game design training platform as part of NASA’s Moon-to-Mars Mission

    RIT faculty-researchers will develop a game-design training system that could help astronauts maintain balance, motor skills, and other cognitive functions while in space. NASA, in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation, has selected six university teams, including RIT, to develop innovative design ideas that will help NASA advance and execute its Moon to Mars exploration objectives.

  • May 11, 2021

    environmental portrait of student Joanna C. S. Santos.

    Ph.D. students take different career paths

    More than 50 students are expected to earn their Ph.D. degrees by the end of June. The hooding ceremony, which will also include Ph.D. recipients in the class of 2020, is May 15.

  • April 2, 2021

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    RIT researchers are making software secure by design

    With more than $4 million in support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and other organizations, Associate Professor Mehdi Mirakhorli and his student team are developing tools and techniques to help coders take an architectural approach to software design.

  • March 12, 2021

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    RIT student and alumnus follow passion for neurotechnology

    School of Individualized Study student Harrison Canning and his business partner, Colin Fausnaught, a 2019 software engineering graduate from RIT, formed the BCI Guys, which stands for brain-computer interface technology. They recently launched an online educational series to lower the barrier of entry and inspire others to join the field.

  • January 15, 2021

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    New institute helps RIT attack cyber threats

    For too long, cybersecurity has been an afterthought. In a preemptive strike on cyber­security threats across the world, RIT has created the Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI). Late last fall, the GCI opened the doors to its 52,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility on campus. With the institute, RIT is on its way to becoming one of the best places in the world for cybersecurity education, training, and research.

  • January 11, 2021

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    RIT Sponsored Research garners $82 million

    RIT had its best year ever for sponsored research funding. For fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, RIT received 382 new awards totaling $82 million. The record funding follows almost $58 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2019, also a record.

  • December 2, 2020

    Headshot of Amanda Dellostritto.

    Student straddles line between film and games

    Amanda Dellostritto '21 (Film and Animation) is leading a collaboration with developers to create a video game and companion experimental film for her senior capstone project.