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Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety

  • May 25, 2022

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    Trending on TikTok

    TikTok has become one of the most popular social media apps to hit the market in a decade. Billions of social media users have found both community and entertainment in the vertical short videos that are central to TikTok’s format. With a combined nearly 1 million followers and 25 million “likes” between them, four RIT alumni are establishing themselves as social media influencers.

  • April 26, 2022

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    RIT graduates turn multiple job offers into their No. 1 choices

    As the nation’s reshuffled economy rebounds from the pandemic, RIT students graduating from a university renowned for its academic rigor combined with successful internships and co-op experiences are leveraging multiple job offers into their top choices.

  • January 24, 2022

    Chonte’ Martin, Facility Management Director of Operations for the City of Atlanta.

    Atlanta official credits RIT master’s degree for advancing her career

    Chonte’ Martin, Atlanta’s facility management director of operations, started her career 25 years ago after learning electrical work in technical school. She received her advanced graduate certificate in project management from RIT’s School of Individualized Study and continued her online study to complete her master’s degree in facility management.

  • January 19, 2022

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    RIT sees progress with wastewater COVID testing program 

    WHAM-TV talks to Jennifer Schneider, the Eugene H. Fram Chair of Applied Critical Thinking and a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety, about RIT's wastewater testing program.

  • December 1, 2021

    Christopher Vollaro standing next to the Pfizer logo.

    Alumnus at Pfizer contributes to vaccine development process

    All eyes were on international pharmaceutical giant Pfizer this past year as it raced to produce needed COVID-19 vaccines. Staff across the company—including Christopher Vollaro ’21 MS—played a role in the development and distribution process.

  • August 25, 2021

    Graphic of man in gray suit with words: Connections with Evan Dawson.

    Connections: The cotton tote dilemma  

    WXXI’s “Connections” program features Enid Cardinal, senior advisor to the president for strategic planning and sustainability, and Kimie Romeo, adjunct professor of environmental management.

  • August 18, 2021

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    Dreams, hard work, and success await new students

    A record number of first-year students Wednesday made their way to the Gordon Field House and Activities Center to cheers and welcomes from faculty, staff, and members of the RIT Pep Band during the annual Tiger Walk and New Student Convocation.

  • July 29, 2021

    portrait of James Frederick.

    Getting the job done right—and safely

    RIT alumnus James Frederick has not only held the position of deputy assistant secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) since January, but he has managed the day-to-day operations of OSHA while the agency’s incoming nominee for assistant secretary awaits confirmation by Congress.

  • June 1, 2021

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    RIT seniors use mathematical modeling to explore COVID-19 questions for policymakers

    Mathematical modeling has been a powerful tool for policymakers grappling with COVID-19 to help predict how targeted actions can impact the rates of infections, minimize the risk of exposures, increase recovery rates, and much more. Fifteen seniors who took the Senior Capstone in Math course this spring put their modeling skills to the test to help officials evaluate past policies and predict future outcomes.