Students, faculty, and staff are starting a new year during a continuing global pandemic. But that’s not stopping the momentum of student success, research, fundraising, and building projects designed to make RIT even better. That was just part of the message RIT President David Munson told the university community this morning at his annual President’s Address.
RIT scientists have uncovered new information about the way coronavirus and several of its variants attach to human cells. The researchers examined how coronaviruses use their spike proteins to attach themselves to the host cells they are attacking.
The three-year study, led by Eric Williams, a professor in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, will look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition toward increased telework and mobile working and resulting implications on data security and e-waste.
Photonics Media features Don Figer, director of the Center for Detectors, computer engineering BS/MS student Irfan Punekar, and Stefan Preble, professor in the Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering.
Ten College of Science students received funding to work with faculty mentors on summer-long research projects as part of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Summer Research Experience. The program is for students who just completed their first year at RIT and helps broaden RIT’s research groups to include a greater diversity of culture.
College of Art and Design participated in this summer's Studio930 design consultancy, an interdisciplinary studio that focuses on the development of assistive healthcare solutions by leveraging the use of technology, art, and design.
Rochester Institute of Technology scientists and a team of international collaborators recently completed an intricate set of experiments that will help improve remote sensing technology used by drones, airplanes, and satellites.
Crain's Detroit Business interviews Matthew Hoffman, associate professor of mathematical sciences, about how microplastics are appearing in a disturbingly wide range of places in the Great Lakes Basin.
RIT will showcase a variety of research projects undertaken by students and faculty-mentors over the 2020-21 academic year during the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, held virtually July 29 through Aug. 4. Keynote speaker Michael Johnson, from the University of Arizona, will discuss “Lessons in being wrong and achieving comfort in chaos.”
A team of RIT students was granted the opportunity to conduct an independent security test of the ExpressVote XL voting machine for Election Systems & Software (ES&S), the largest voting device manufacturer in the United States.
Third-year hospitality and tourism management major Maddie Reim worked with Saunders College of Business Associate Professor Jerrie Hsieh on research pertaining to the return of consumers to restaurant dining. Reim will present her findings during RIT’s Undergraduate Research Symposium.