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.
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.
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. Collision worked with interpreters to develop new ASL signs, leading to profound learning improvements for her students.
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.
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.
Scientists from RIT and the University of Rochester aim to use virtual reality to help restore vision for people with stroke-induced blindness. The team of researchers led by RIT's Gabriel Diaz, are developing a method they believe could revolutionize rehabilitation for patients with cortically-induced blindness, which afflicts about 1% of the population over age 50.
RIT is hosting an online interfaith vigil titled “Calls for Justice at RIT” at 7 p.m. June 5 in response to the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent demonstrations against the systemic racism and police brutality that continue to affect black and brown people across the U.S.
Mohammed Mostajo-Radji ’11 (biotechnology) was appointed as Bolivia’s first ambassador for science, technology and innovation in February. He is typically based out of Silicon Valley, helping to encourage technology investment in Bolivia. But on March 19 he flew back home at the request of Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Áñez, to help coordinate his country’s efforts to combat COVID-19’s spread.
Jun 05College of Science at RIT Retweeted @RITtigers
RT @RITtigers: Keith B. Jenkins, Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion offers a personal reflection on the murder of George Floyd. t.co/bEESdoQvaw
Jun 04College of Science at RIT Retweeted @ritlibraries
RT @ritlibraries: In this moment, many @RITtigers are asking, what can I do? We can all educate ourselves on antiracism work, the history of systemic racism, the lived experiences of people of color, and white privilege.
Here’s a reading list to get you started. #RIT (1/10) t.co/yTzNNpIeGf
Jun 02College of Science at RIT Retweeted @RITtigers
May 29College of Science at RIT Retweeted @HudsonLabRIT
RT @HudsonLabRIT: Please help me welcome RIT McNAIR Scholar, Safiya Gazali, rising 3rd year @RITGSOLS Biology major to our research group. Safiya will be working on a project analyzing the genomes of bacteria that we have previously isolated and identified that are endowed with celluase activity. t.co/dNhnr4NO0V
May 29College of Science at RIT Retweeted @RITtigers
RT @RITtigers: Two #RIT scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. t.co/jQP472XWKG