Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
May 25, 2022
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
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
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
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 24, 2021
On a yacht off St. Barts, the future of covid testing is taking shape
The Washington Post talks to Jennifer Schneider, professor and Eugene H. Fram Chair of Applied Critical Thinking, and Maureen Ferran, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about technology advances and COVID-19 tests.
December 1, 2021
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.
November 15, 2021
RIT’s Denishea Ortiz honored with Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award
Denishea Ortiz, executive director of Strategic Marketing for RIT’s Auxiliary Services, has been named a recipient of Rochester Business Journal’s 27th annual Forty Under 40 award. The award recognizes young professionals and future leaders for giving back to the Rochester community.
October 19, 2021
Covid-19 Safety Fight Heats Up Between Biden Administration and States
The Wall Street Journal talks to Jim Frederick ’03 MS (environmental, health, and safety management), OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health.
August 25, 2021
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
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
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
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.