We encourage our students to discover their potential while expanding fundamental scientific knowledge and developing new technologies. We prepare our graduates by providing academic programs in STEM disciplines to meet the challenges of a complex world.
Scientists and mathematicians challenge accepted truths and seek new discoveries. The College of Science encourages students to leverage this passion and prepares world leaders who will expand the frontiers of science and mathematics and their application in making our communities and our world better.
Kha interned with Oculus testing their next generation of VR cameras, which have the potential to aid law enforcement and impact learning in schools. The internship turned into a full-time job, and Kha plans to work on enhancing the VR experience.
Connecting Kids to Science
Devon M Christman
Over the summer, Devon taught a workshop called "Experiments in Science" to a group of children from RIT's Kids on Campus program. By helping to change their perspectives on who and what a scientist is, Devon is shaping the minds of tomorrow's scientists.
By working on a faculty-guided research project, Nicole has gained hands-on research experience to pursue a future in regenerative medicine. It's one way Nicole is putting experiential learning to work.
Tina Goudreau Collison
Professor of Chemistry
A complicated vocabulary and a lack of dedicated signs in American Sign Language makes Organic Chemistry a challenge for deaf and hard of hearing students. Professor Christina Goudreau Collison worked with interpreters to develop new ASL signs, leading to profound learning improvements for her students.
Though direct observational evidence of Antlia 2 was not obtained until last year, one scientist has had a decade-long hunch that it was there. Sukanya Chakrabarti, an astrophysicist at RIT predicted in 2009 that an object packed with dark matter was causing tidal effects at the edge of the Milky Way.
Antlia 2, the "ghost of a galaxy" orbiting the Milky Way, is a dark horse in more ways than one. Not only is it so faint it was only just discovered last year, it may now be responsible for curious ripples in the hydrogen gas that makes up the Milky Way's outer disc.
The newly-discovered dark dwarf galaxy Antlia 2’s collision with the Milky Way may be responsible for our galaxy’s characteristic ripples in its outer disc, according to a study led by Assistant Professor Sukanya Chakrabarti. The Antlia 2 dwarf galaxy was discovered from the second data release of the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission, which aims to chart a three-dimensional map of our galaxy.
RIT is hosting workshops this summer to help high school students from the Rochester area learn about the science behind clean energy and fuel cells. The “Clean Energy: Electricity Generation Using Fuel Cells” workshops feature hands-on experiments and tours of RIT’s facilities.
Undergraduate STEM students in the RIT Discipline-Based Education Research #REU program recently visited the Rochester Public Market. Weekly workshops focus on grad school application process, #STEM career pathways, #scientific communication & networking. t.co/mQb9xYZSkDt.co/PHN5vAnWfc
Jun 18College of Science at RIT @RITscience
Join us at #RIT for five days of cool science fun with math.
Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-On (SMASH) Experience is a special program for rising 8th grade girls designed to build confidence in #science and #math. Register today: t.co/zeYYefKhrlt.co/FiuhY4lECR