Environmental Science BS
September 7, 2021
RIT welcomes first university cohort of Combined Accelerated Pathways program
The Combined Accelerated Pathways program is designed to offer highly focused, goal-oriented incoming students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work toward a bachelor’s and master’s degree, starting from the first day of classes.
June 7, 2021
Connections: What bees can tell us about the spread of microplastics
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Christy Tyler, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences.
April 24, 2020
Essential pandemic partners
Learn how environmental scientists combine their love of nature with cutting-edge research to help understand the origins of infection.
January 14, 2020
Student to Student: Sustainable systems
By researching sustainable systems today, RIT student Ibrahim Cisse hopes to make an impact in the world tomorrow.
December 3, 2019
RIT gifted 177-acre estate to expand research, educational offerings
RIT will use a substantial gift of real estate in Penfield to expand the university’s research and educational offerings in ecology, agriculture, sustainability and other fields. Amy Leenhouts Tait and Robert C. Tait have gifted to the university their 177-acre property, which will be dedicated as the Tait Preserve of RIT.
October 29, 2019
Bee-Friendly Companies Are Getting the Science of the Crisis Completely Wrong
OneZero talks to Kaitlin Stack Whitney, assistant professor in the science, technology and society department and the environmental sciences program, about the effect of corporations' efforts to protect honeybee populations.
August 7, 2019
RIT undergraduates share cutting-edge research at annual summer symposium
The 28th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on Aug. 1, is structured as a professional research conference. Research themes included everything from fundamental microbiology to the fine arts.
July 22, 2019
Plant Cover In Cities Could Combat 'Urban Heat Island Effect'
NPR features a story by WXXI in which Karl Korfmacher, a professor of environmental science, discusses how asphalt creates “urban heat islands” and how vegetation can combat the effects of heat waves.
May 6, 2019
Many see white clover as a weed, but it’s important to bees
WXXI reports on RIT’s work on the Global Urban Evolution Project.
May 3, 2019
RIT researchers contribute to massive Global Urban Evolution Project
RIT environmental science students turned some heads when they stopped to pick white clover plants near a gas station along New York State Route 33A in October. But little did onlookers know that they were helping to conduct the largest evolution study outside of human genomics.
April 1, 2019
Tackling conservation challenges head on
Some people see massive environmental issues as unsalvageable, but Kristen Denninger Snyder ’10 sees them as motivation to keep working toward environmental conservation. Later this year, she will open the Research and Innovation for the Serengeti Ecosystem (RISE) in Tanzania and serve as the center’s head scientist.
April 1, 2019
Bobby Moakley and James Myers to receive this year’s Alfred Davis awards
A Rochester Institute of Technology graduating student leader who has been engaged in public service, Student Government and environmental stewardship, and a dedicated administrator who helped expand RIT’s global presence as well as being an active community volunteer locally and in Haiti, have been named winners of this year’s Alfred L. Davis Distinguished Public Service Awards.