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.
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.
By working on a faculty-guided research project, Nicole has gained hands-on research experience to pursue a future in regenerative medicine. It's one way Nicole is putting experiential learning to work.
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.
Jennifer Wheeler, M.D. BS ’01
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.
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.
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
Jul 16College of Science at RIT Retweeted @ritarchives
RT @ritarchives: The Eagle has landed.... #OTD in 1969, NASA launched #Apollo11 (Apollo Lunar Module Eagle) with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin aboard. 5 days later, they became the first men to take "one small step for man..." and walk on the moon. : Bernie Boston collection t.co/wT3qduEm6c