Science, Technology and Public Policy MS
September 25, 2023
Upcoming lecture explores how social and political factors impact scientific and medical innovation
Natali Valdez, assistant professor at Purdue University and Presidential Fellow at Yale University, will visit RIT to share her research on social and political factors surrounding maternal medical policy as the featured speaker for the 2023 Eugene H. Fram Signature Lecture in Critical Thinking.
September 22, 2023
RIT hosted colloquium examines ethical and social issues of emerging technology
Earlier this month, an interdisciplinary group of RIT alumni, academics, researchers, and public policy professionals met to discuss ethical and social issues related to emerging technology and its application during a day-long session sponsored and organized by The Liberty Fund and directed by RIT’s College of Liberal Arts Associate Dean Lauren Hall, Ph.D.
November 21, 2022
How to design clean energy subsidies that work – without wasting money on free riders
Essay by Eric Hittinger, associate professor of public policy; Eric Williams, professor of sustainability; Qing Miao, associate professor of public policy; and Ph.D. student Tiruwork B. Tibebu, published by The Conversation.
August 19, 2022
Cyborgs, magic, and wine among unique courses this semester at RIT
College courses are intended to be a bit brainy and thought provoking. But there’s nothing that says they can’t be fun, too.
August 19, 2022
How We Think About Politics Changes What We Think About Politics
The New York Times references research by Nathan Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy.
August 17, 2022
RIT Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree student enrollment steadily increases
There are 740 new RIT students enrolled in the Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree program, 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.
April 12, 2022
Public policy professor creates data platform key to highlighting local governments' parity issues
Assistant professor of public policy, Dr. Nathan Lee, builds CivicPulse, an open-data platform available for use by both academics seeking information about local governments and by the local government officials themselves to identify issues such as gender parity. CivicPulse has collected data through surveys on some 21,000 local governments – villages, cities, towns and counties.
November 18, 2020
RIT to establish public interest technologies group to collaborate with tribal communities
Paul Shipman, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, is the principal investigator and will use the $45,000 grant to build a career placement/pipeline model and build a working group at RIT of students and faculty who desire to work in PIT within tribal communities.
September 4, 2019
One Thing We Can Do: Switch Light Bulbs
The New York Times talks to Eric Hittinger, associate professor in the Department of Public Policy, about the benefits of LED lighting.
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.