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RIT awarded nearly $1 million from NSF to develop food waste solutions
October 5, 2016

Callie Babbitt, an associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received a nearly $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research sustainable solutions for minimizing and managing the growing and complex challenges of food waste generated across the food supply chain.

The four-year...

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Hundreds of employers seek RIT students at annual fall Career Fair
September 27, 2016

Nearly 250 employing organizations and hundreds of recruiter representatives seeking Rochester Institute of Technology students and graduates are attending the Fall 2016 Career Fair Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Gordon Field House.

The fair is open to current RIT students and alumni; more than 4,000 are expected. The...

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RIT named academic partner of new federal Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute
June 21, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is part of a winning coalition named by President Obama on Monday to head up a new smart manufacturing initiative designed to bolster advanced manufacturing across the United States.

RIT is an academic partner of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), which was...

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GIS Commencement honors Class of 2015-16 grads
May 20, 2016

Twenty-nine advanced degree candidates were honored by the Golisano Institute for Sustainability during commencement ceremonies held on Friday, May 20, in Sustainability Institute Hall on the RIT campus.

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RIT selected as one of five universities to host national Climate Leadership Summit
April 27, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology will hold a Climate Leadership Summit on Saturday, April 30, at the university. The all-day summit is free and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. RIT was one of only six U.S. locations selected to...

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Sustainability students will show how to turn food scraps into soap and out of landfills
April 27, 2016

For anyone who has ever been told you had to clean your plate before leaving the table, here's a chance to show mom or dad that you can put food waste to good use and help save the planet at the same time.

"Washing Hands with Food Waste," an exhibit sponsored by...

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Pollution Prevention Institute announces winners of student competition
April 26, 2016

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology has announced the winners of its annual Research and Development student competition, which provides students across the state the opportunity to promote ideas to create more sustainable schools and communities.

Open to colleges and universities throughout the state, the...

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Podcast: Remanufacturing and the circular economy
April 25, 2016

Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director of GIS, sat down with Colin Webster for a podcast in April 2016 to discuss remanufacturing's role in the circular economy. Remanufacturing allows us to use product components again at high quality while reducing energy demand by _ in some cases _ 80%. Given the material constraints we face, why this is not happening at a wider scale?

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Building with features that enhance employee wellness
April 15, 2016

Dennis A. Andrejko, associate professor and program chair of GIS's Master of Architecture program spoke with the Rochester Business Journal about Sustainability Institute Hall and its focus on the well-being of the occupants in its design.

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RIT to host second annual Security Print Technology Workshop June 6-9
April 11, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology's Printing Applications Laboratory (PAL) will host an innovative workshop in June, bringing together leading security printing and technology experts for a four-day workshop designed to build attendee skills and knowledge on the latest technologies, applications and processes on both the supplier and production sides.

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