Environmental Science MS
June 14, 2023
Where are the bugs? Some may say there's been less "buzzing" around town lately
WROC-TV talks to Kaitlin Stack Whitney, assistant professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, about how a mild winter and recent dry weather has impacted insects.
April 12, 2023
Photo, science classes merge for climate change talk by Pulitzer-winning photojournalist
Salwan Georges of The Washington Post visited the RIT campus for a pair of lectures, including one that detailed his work photographing climate change for a project that received a Pulitzer Prize.
April 7, 2023
RIT and Seneca Park Zoo Society to host Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup event at the Port of Rochester
RIT and the Seneca Park Zoo Society will hold a special event at the Port of Rochester from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 15, to educate members of the public on how they can address plastic pollution and showcase some of the latest technology in the field.
December 20, 2022
Scholarship at RIT/NTID to benefit deaf, hard-of-hearing student in STEM-related majors
The mother and brother of a late NTID faculty member and alumna are paying tribute to her memory by establishing the Skyer Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing students achieve success in STEM-related majors.
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.