We prepare the next generation of problem solvers to discover and innovate solutions for the future.
The College of Science promotes novel ways of thinking and implementation in a rapidly changing world.
We provide our scholars with hands-on experience, cross/multi-disciplinary research, and faculty and staff mentors who not only educate but inspire our scholars.
Each year at graduation, we honor a strong cohort of undergraduate students who made significant research contributions such as pursuing a long-term project, presenting at a national conference, or publishing in a peer-reviewed publication.
Science and Math Clubs
The College of Science is home to over 15 student-led clubs and organizations out of the 300+ clubs on campus. Our clubs are dedicated to science and mathematics including Pre-Vet Club, Society of Physics Students, and PiRIT (our math club).
"The faculty and staff of the College of Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology educate and inspire the next generation of scientists and mathematicians to solve current and emerging problems facilitated by rigorous curricula and experiential learning."
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. Collision worked with interpreters to develop new ASL signs, leading to profound learning improvements for her students.
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, Christman 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, Christman is shaping the minds of tomorrow’s scientists.
Jennifer Wheeler, M.D. BS ’01
After 9/11, 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.
By working on a faculty-guided research project, Pannullo has gained hands-on research experience to pursue a future in regenerative medicine. It’s one way Pannullo is putting experiential learning to work.
Twelve RIT alumni have been honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2023-2024 year. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges, the School of Individualized Study, and the RIT Graduate School to alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations.
More than $200 million has been given to Transforming RIT to support scholarships and the student experience to ensure the best and brightest minds can attend RIT regardless of their financial circumstances. The campaign, launched publicly in 2018, is bringing RIT’s strategic plan to life by investing in student success, creating world-class facilities, advancing research and discovery, and innovating careers of the future.
The inaugural production in the newest building on the RIT campus, AstroDance II: Across the Universe, premieres Dec. 1 to 3, featuring a variety of dance, aerial and circus arts, and augmented reality, which will be presented in the new state-of-the-art Sklarsky Glass Box Theater.