Biologist Tyrone B. Hayes speaks at RIT March 22
Tyrone B. Hayes discusses the critical impact that pesticides have on environmental health
Biologist Tyrone B. Hayes will present the John Wiley Jones Distinguished Lecture sponsored annually by Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Science.
Hayes, a professor in the department of integrative biology at University of California, Berkeley, will speak at RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science auditorium, room 1125, at 1 p.m. on March 22. The talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception.
The lecture, titled From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men, will discuss the negative health impacts of pesticides by examining the effects that the herbicide atrazine has on male amphibians.
The late John Wiley Jones was founder and chairman of the board of Jones Chemical Inc. in Caledonia. He was an avid proponent of science education. The annual lecture series was established in his name in 1974.
March 15, 2019
Data science community to gather at RIT for regional DataFest hackathon March 29-31
Teams of three to five students will have 48 hours to mine a complex data set pertaining to a real-world problem. Teams will test their statistical analytic and data science skills to find the best solution.
March 13, 2019
RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley nationally recognized for mentorship
RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley has been selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research and the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation as the 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee. O’Handley, a faculty member in RIT’s School of Chemistry and Materials Science, was chosen from 10 finalists for her considerable achievements as a dynamic scholar, teacher and mentor.
March 8, 2019
RIT Venture Creations technology business incubator launches four new companies
From eye tracking to thermal cooling to all things mushrooms, RIT’s Venture Creations technology business incubator celebrated the launch of four new startups.
March 6, 2019
Student Spotlight: Showing the artistic side of science
Meet Deirdre Cannon, a first-year biotechnology and molecular bioscience student who loves drawing.