The Undergraduate Research Symposium, RIT’s annual showcase of innovative projects, takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 28 and more than 200 students are expected to participate. The event will feature some of the best in undergraduate research ideas and solutions.
Knowable Magazine talks to Joel Kastner, professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and School of Physics and Astronomy, about planetary nebulae and the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope. (This story is also featured in Ars Technica).
RIT will establish two new endowed professorships in the College of Science thanks to a $2 million donation from Jeffrey Harris ’75 and his partner, Joyce Pratt. RIT matched their donation with $4 million in funding as part of a $20 million challenge to encourage alumni, parents, and friends of the university to support faculty recruitment, retention, and research critical to RIT’s priorities and trajectory.
The PBS program NOVA talks to Jeyhan Kartaltepe, associate professor in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy, about the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope. (Her comments appear at the 8:50 mark).
The public will soon get its first glimpse at images from the most powerful observational instrument ever made. NASA will reveal the James Webb Space Telescope’s first images and spectra on July 12. RIT faculty closely involved with JWST will make media appearances to explain the significance of this momentous scientific achievement.