Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety – News
July 14, 2020
RIT strategically upgrades campus to prevent the spread of coronavirus
In a biology lab in Gosnell Hall, Professor André Hudson has been spending hours this summer testing products to see whether they are effective at killing and filtering microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. The effort is part of RIT’s Infrastructure and Health Technologies task force, which is putting changes in place to make RIT’s campus as safe and clean as possible in the fall.
June 16, 2020
From beer to plants; using a green wall to help filter wastewater at RIT
WROC-TV talks to Josh Goldowitz and Scott Wolcott, professors in the Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety, about their research on a cost-effective and sustainable option for wastewater treatment for breweries.
June 2, 2020
Living Walls: University researchers develop green tech for treating wastewater from microbreweries
RIT and SUNY ESF researchers received a patent for green wall technology that will provide craft breweries cost-effective and sustainable options for wastewater treatment.
November 22, 2019
How the FIU tragedy could change bridge construction projects
Construction Dive talks to Amanda Bao, associate professor in civil engineering technology, about typical bridge design procedures.
November 18, 2019
Alumni Update: Alumnus part of team that built large YMCA
Tim Webber ’97 (civil engineering technology) helped design one of the largest YMCA facilities in the country: the Schottland Family YMCA, in Pittsford, N.Y. Webber is vice president and director of civil engineering at LaBella Associates, an international architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm in Rochester.
September 25, 2019
Trappist Monks Are Brewing Award-Winning Sustainable Beer
The Weather Channel talks to Scott Wolcott, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety, about microorganisms that break down organic and inorganic materials, and the plants that can benefit.
August 6, 2019
2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards: Kyle Sayers
Meet Kyle Sayers ’99 (civil engineering technology), the College of Engineering Technology 2019 Distinguished Alumnus.
June 5, 2019
RIT Baja Racing goes off-road for competition and careers
RIT Racing and teams from Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, India and the United States will field race cars, built by student-engineers, and test them on a track that will challenge not only the durability of the cars but the problem-solving capabilities of the teams during the 2019 Baja SAE Rochester World Challenge June 6-9.
April 29, 2019
College of Engineering Technology highlights alumni rising stars during campus ceremonies
Five alumni from RIT’s College of Engineering Technology were honored with Rising Star awards during a campus reception last month. Given to alumni who graduated from CET within the past five to 10 years, the awardees were recognized for outstanding achievements early in their careers, for significant public service contributions and in helping to advance the careers of new professionals.
April 18, 2019
Student Spotlight: Participating in the ASCE Concrete Canoe competition
Meet Brady Smith, a fourth-year civil engineering technology student and captain of this year’s Concrete Canoe team.
April 17, 2019
RIT hosts 2019 Upstate NY Regional Student Conference on April 19 and 20 at Polisseni Center
Concrete canoes float—really. And bridges are more complicated to construct than putting up a few steel beams. Student-engineers who build both the unusual—yet attractive—canoes and complex bridge spans will display their designs at the 2019 Upstate New York Regional Student Conference taking place April 19-20 at RIT.
March 7, 2019
Connections: Why climate activists are pushing back against the normalization of extreme weather
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Kimie Romeo, adjunct professor of environmental health.