RIT had its second best year ever in sponsored research funding and a record year for research expenditures in fiscal year 2019. RIT received 366 new awards totaling $74 million in funding, and expenditures grew to $61 million.
NASA announced it is awarding a team of researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College a grant to develop a detector capable of sensing and counting single photons that could be crucial to future NASA astrophysics missions. The extremely sensitive detector would allow scientists to see the faintest observable objects in space, such as Earth-like planets around other stars.
Women from academia, industry and government will meet this week to collaboratively establish strategies to advance women’s leadership across science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship career ranks. WiSTEE Connect is collaborating with the Optical Society Foundation to organize the fourth international symposium “Global Women of Light” at the 2019 Frontiers in Optics on Sept. 15.
The New York Times features Neil Montanus '53 (imaging science), who produced many of the huge Kodak Colorama photos seen in Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan from 1950 to 1990, and interviews Wendy Marks, director of RIT's University Gallery.
Clayton Turner ’90 (electrical engineering) has been named the new director of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. He will assume the director’s position on Monday, Sept. 30, when current center Director David Bowles retires after 39 years with the agency.