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.
After 9/11, Dr. Wheeler enlisted in the US Army and served as a doctor in Afghanistan. Now, she practices family medicine and serves as a preceptor to RIT students who are embarking on their own careers in medicine.
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.
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.
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.
Professor John Kerekes will spend the next year advising the U.S. Department of State on issues including its air quality monitoring program and Earth Challenge 2020, the world’s largest ever coordinated citizen science campaign. He is one of 11 faculty nationwide to be selected for a 2019-2020 Jefferson Science Fellowship.
The fellowship program provides opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and contribute their knowledge and analytical skills in the policy realm. Brennan Ireland ’18 Ph.D. (astrophysical sciences and technology) will use his analytical skills to quantitatively evaluate countries to get a better picture of what their futures look like.
Jul 18College of Science at RIT Retweeted @RITtigers
RT @RITtigers: False alarm sent today. You may have received a text or desktop alert today that was sent in error claiming there was an armed person at NTID. Please disregard. There is no danger to the campus community. All clear.
Faculty from @RITGSOLS were on the move recently at the Association for #Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) conference in Quebec. Attending informative workshops, making connections and enjoying Canadian cuisine were all on the menu! #lifesciencest.co/8h0MbUgu9N
Jul 18College of Science at RIT Retweeted @HudsonLabRIT
Day two and the girls are hands-on in the lab with some cool science fun! The Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-On (SMASH) Experience for Girls at RIT builds confidence in science and math. #STEM#girlsinscience#science#matht.co/w9fO9mpph1
Jul 16College of Science at RIT @RITscience
Faduma Abdi helps purify a dye used for medical imaging using automated preparative #chromatography. This is Faduma’s second summer with the @RochesterACS Project SEED program in Dr. Schmitthenner’s Molecular Imaging Lab (MIL) and she will be attending RIT this fall. #projectSEEDt.co/cgsSMWYwTW