Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety – News
January 15, 2021
SG rep helps shape safe procedures for RIT spring semester
More than a dozen RIT administrators and staff members have met regularly to discuss ways to help keep campus open as safely as possible as more is learned about COVID-19. To provide a student perspective, Griffin Warntz is serving on RIT’s Spring Planning Task Force.
January 15, 2021
Strategic updates to campus will last beyond the pandemic
RIT spent more than $8.2 million to make RIT’s campus as safe and clean as possible so that students, faculty, and staff could study and work confidently and comfortably. The university’s Infrastructure and Health Technologies Task Force implemented a variety of changes to RIT’s academic settings, housing, and dining designed to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
December 1, 2020
RIT receives NIST grant to develop standards modules for Environmental Management and Safety curricula
RIT recently received a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop course modules that will provide students with guidelines and best practices in standards information toward helping organizations manage crisis situations.
November 30, 2020
RIT designer creates solution to protect chemical respirator users during the pandemic
Dan Gabber, digital fabrication specialist in RIT’s College of Art and Design, has developed a creative solution for users of chemical respirators who also must protect against the spread of COVID-19: valve covers.
October 26, 2020
RIT international campuses open doors to ‘remote start’ students
Many of RIT’s international students who were accepted at the Rochester campus but were unable to get to the U.S. because of travel and visa restrictions have found enrollment alternatives and connections to classmates at all the university’s campuses.
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.