Environmental Science MS
May 16, 2022
Alumna Sydney VanWinkle heads to Madagascar to study impact of conservation efforts
Environmental science alumna Sydney VanWinkle ’19, ’21 MS will head to Madagascar this fall to study the impact that conservation initiatives have on local communities and the environment as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
March 17, 2022
RIT scientists part of massive study on clover showing urbanization drives adaptive evolution
RIT contributed to a massive study on a tiny roadside weed that shows urbanization is leading to adaptive evolution at a global scale. As part of the Global Urban Evolution Project (GLUE) project, scientists from 160 cities across six continents collected more than 110,000 samples of white clover plants in urban, suburban, and rural areas to study urbanization’s effects on the plants.
February 20, 2022
Sustainability seminar discusses new research in wetland restoration
Campus Times interviews Professor Christy Tyler about how to rethink wetland ecosystem restoration.
January 31, 2022
Tait Preserve becoming hotbed for interdisciplinary research
RIT has an emerging new hotspot for interdisciplinary research about 25 minutes from the main campus. The Tait Preserve includes a 60-acre lake and a private mile of Irondequoit Creek adjacent to Ellison Park, offering endless opportunities for research, education, and conservation activities.
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.
December 6, 2019
RIT Graduate Showcase offers a fresh perspective on research and scholarship
The RIT Graduate Showcase symposium highlighted the university’s signature blend of technology, the arts and design, with research topics varying from carbon nanotubes to neutron stars to wooden toys and film.
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 2, 2019
Student to Student: Degradation of blended polymers
Abby Rolston became aware of the amount of plastic waste that is thrown away each day while working as a veterinary assistant. Today her research is focused on the degradation of blended polymers provided by the Packaging Science Department at RIT.
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 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 20, 2018
Imagine RIT preview: Explore green infrastructureThe Environmental Science in your own Backyard exhibit at Imagine RIT will feature issues facing the next generation of environmental professionals and innovative techniques, like green infrastructure, for mitigating environmental impacts.