Research News

  • August 20, 2021

    RIT President David Munson speaking at a podium next to an American Sign Language interpreter.

    Progress on track despite pandemic, Munson says

    Students, faculty, and staff are starting a new year during a continuing global pandemic. But that’s not stopping the momentum of student success, research, fundraising, and building projects designed to make RIT even better. That was just part of the message RIT President David Munson told the university community this morning at his annual President’s Address.

  • July 27, 2021

    two professors and student wearing lab coats looking at bacteria sample.

    Student researcher focuses on bacteria in Lake Ontario

    Marissa Schroeter’s summer undergraduate research explores a global health issue with a local twist. Her work prospects for new antibiotic compounds produced by two bacterial strains collected from Lake Ontario. She will present her findings at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium.

  • July 22, 2021

    RIT Graduate School logo lockup.

    RIT’s new Graduate School looks toward future

    Graduate education at RIT has evolved over the last 60 years, and now, the university has officially created the RIT Graduate School, replacing the RIT Office of Graduate Education.

  • June 25, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of researchers Barbara Lohse and Ellyn Satter.

    Podcast: Tools to Fight Nutrition Risk in Children  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 50: Contentious battles are often fought over the dinner table around what and how much a child should eat. RIT researcher Barbara Lohse, head of the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, and colleague Ellyn Satter have rigorously tested and validated a common-sense approach to identify and prevent nutrition risk in children.

  • June 11, 2021

    rocket liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

    RIT wins award to develop game design training platform as part of NASA’s Moon-to-Mars Mission

    RIT faculty-researchers will develop a game-design training system that could help astronauts maintain balance, motor skills, and other cognitive functions while in space. NASA, in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation, has selected six university teams, including RIT, to develop innovative design ideas that will help NASA advance and execute its Moon to Mars exploration objectives.

  • May 19, 2021

    environmental portrait of student Ashley Tucker.

    Fulbright scholar Ashley Tucker will travel to Nigeria to research malaria testing

    Ashley Tucker, a graduating senior majoring in biomedical sciences and biology, will travel to Nigeria at the end of the summer on a Fulbright Research award. Tucker will work with a malaria research group at University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Her research will help improve the rapid diagnostic testing for the deadly tropical disease.

  • January 15, 2021

    professor posing in front of two posters featuring health care worker avatars.

    Researcher opens behavioral health clinic

    RIT’s behavioral health program is expanding in new directions with a clinic on campus and federal funding to deliver addiction treatment in rural communities in upstate New York and New Hampshire.