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."
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.
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.
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.
The Amazon rainforest is a unique region where climatologists have studied the effects of warming and deforestation for decades. With the global climate crisis becoming more evident, a new study is linking the Amazon to climate change around the rest of the world.
The Democrat & Chronicle features Michael Richmond, professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, in a discussion about how space weather could impact images of the sun during the April 8 total solar eclipse.
KIFI-TV talks to Manuela Campanelli, Distinguished Professor of Astrophysics and founding director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, about being part of a team that will explore the physics of supermassive black hole mergers and galaxy collisions.