Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety

  • April 4, 2023

    team of college students standing around a long concrete canoe.

    Reviving the concrete canoe and steel bridge teams

    RIT’s concrete canoe and steel bridge teams are presenting their products in person at the regional Upstate New York-Canada ASCE Student Symposium on April 20-22 for the first time as a pair since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • March 24, 2023

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    Researcher receives funding to improve infrastructure safety for nuclear waste disposal

    Researchers at RIT are investigating the combined physical effects of heat, chemical reactions, and seismic activity on concrete lining structures used to dispose of nuclear waste. Results from the work could improve nuclear waste infrastructure designs, better long-term safety management, and refine strategies to meet climate change targets.

  • January 9, 2023

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    Pursuing the promise of Title IX

    Fifty years ago, Title IX set the stage for change. But the reason why RIT now has more women faculty, administrators, coaches, and exemplary students is that women acted. Prior generations of women invested their careers to make RIT a better version of itself, including winning two transformative grants from the National Science Foundation focused on gender equity.

  • September 27, 2022

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    RIT Faculty Fellows share their playbook for effective teaching

    RIT faculty are a resource not just for students, but for their colleagues as well. Now, a fellowship program will share their expertise through peer mentorship, training, and program development. The Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellows Program launched this fall with eight fellowships.

  • September 13, 2022

    woman standing in a classroom next to a chalkboard and bookcase.

    Speaker focuses on critical thinking to combat misinformation

    Conflicting information about the safety of vaccines and how viruses spread in the community has created doubt, confusion, and debate during the global COVID-19 pandemic. But scholars are looking at how critical thinking techniques can help manage misinformation.

  • 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

    student standing in front of a SpaceX rocket.

    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

    worker in a hazmat suit taking wastewater sample from a container in a manhole.

    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.