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  • September 13, 2019

    'Gloved hands work on semiconductor wafer.'

    RIT Sponsored Research garners $74 million in funding

    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.

  • September 12, 2019

    'Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) semiconductor chip.'

    Scientists developing single photon detector to help search for habitable exoplanets

    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.

  • August 27, 2019

    'Woman sits at table with Lego structure that says Discover.'

    RIT Graduate Showcase highlights ‘Transformative Research Changing the World’

    All RIT graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals for oral presentations, demonstrations or poster talks by midnight Sept. 15 for the annual Graduate Showcase on Nov. 22. The daylong symposium will celebrate the diverse forms of scholarship conducted by RIT students pursuing their master’s or doctoral degree.

  • August 26, 2019

    'Students wearing high-visibility vests and safety helmets survey a field.'

    RIT researches the status of pollinators

    Research being conducted by RIT students and faculty will help determine if additional flowers, grasses and plants will benefit insects that help in pollination. The research is being done across the state, particularly next to roadways, and could help determine if later or fewer cuts to the vegetation next to the roads would help pollinators by allowing more time for plants to flower.

  • August 23, 2019

    'Three researchers discuss quantum entanglement.'

    RIT researchers help develop practical new method for measuring quantum entanglement

    Researchers have helped develop a new technique for quantifying entanglement that has major implications for developing the next generation of technology in computing, simulation, secure communication and other fields. The researchers outlined their new method for measuring entanglement in a recent Nature Communications article.

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