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.
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.
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.
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.
Nathaniel Barlow, associate professor in RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences, and Steven Weinstein, head of RIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, outline a solution to the SIR epidemic model, which is commonly used to predict how many people are susceptible to, infected by, and recovered from viral epidemics, in a study published in Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena.
A team of RIT researchers will explore how tiny particles of plastic pollution are impacting Lake Ontario thanks to new funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The multidisciplinary group will examine how microplastics are transported and transformed in the lake, where they ultimately end up and what effects they have on the ecosystem.
City Newspaper talks to Juliette Daily, mathematical modeling Ph.D. student, and Matthew Hoffman, assistant professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, about their research on plastic pollution in Lake Erie.
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
May 28College of Science at RIT @RITscience
Join Drs. Nate Barlow, Kara Maki and Michael Cromer today at 1:00 as they discuss how math modeling and other applied math specialties are used in the real world.
Registration required for this event: t.co/tLv4R8NGIZt.co/Fc2RraKlhv
May 28College of Science at RIT Retweeted @HudsonLabRIT
RT @HudsonLabRIT: I met Drs. Mike Savka and Larry Buckley the day they picked me up from the airport for my interview in 2008. They were instrumental in my decision to accept a faculty position at RIT. I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done for me. Great mentors and friends. t.co/sxZU0ckCWE