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$78M

Sponsored research awards in 2018 fiscal year

(up from $54 million in 2014)

740

Research proposals submitted in 2018 fiscal year

(up from 664 in 2014)

94

Current researchers who have achieved $1 million or more in funding since 2000

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RIT is one of the top universities in the nation working at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design with close ties to industry and alumni.

Latest Research News

  • September 4, 2020

    the cover of the book Printing-Process Control and Standardization.

    Color printing process and standards are focus of new book by RIT expert

    Achieving accurate and precise color reproduction for traditional offset and modern digital print production is in the standards. In Printing-Process Control and Standardization, Robert Chung offers strategies to improve print quality, consistency, and cost savings in the print and communication industries.

  • September 4, 2020

    researcher walking through grasslands in Sweden.

    RIT collaborates with 13 other universities to understand climate change and ecosystems

    RIT is one of 14 universities from around the globe that have collectively been awarded $12.5 million from the National Science Foundation to launch a new Biology Integration Institute. It will focus on better understanding ecosystem and climate interactions—like the thawing of the Arctic permafrost—and how they can alter everything from the landscape to greenhouse gases.

  • September 4, 2020

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    RIT’s College of Science awarded NSF grant to train emerging STEM education researchers

    The National Science Foundation awarded RIT’s College of Science a three-year, $587,000 Building Capacity in STEM Education Research grant. The grant is part of a $1 million collaborative project that aims to extend the impact of the Professional development for Emerging Education Researchers (PEER) field school model to hundreds of emerging education researchers.

  • September 4, 2020

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    RIT/NTID researchers study how deaf and hearing people watch sign language

    A recent study has shown that readers’ eye gaze behaviors are strong indicators of words that are unexpected, new, or difficult to understand. The study by Rain Bosworth, an assistant professor and researcher at NTID, explores the unknown qualities of gaze behavior for “sign watching” and how these are affected by a user’s language expertise and intelligibility of the sign input.  

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