Alumni, Faculty, Student Networking Brunch
10:00 am -12 pm GOS 1300+1305
Join us for a morning of planned speed networking with Science Students, Faculty and Alumni to discuss research and post graduate experiences.
Cancer Imaging Research at RIT
10:30 am - 11:30 am GOS A300
The aim our research at RIT is to transform screening and early diagnosis of cancer by creating imaging agents that specifically target cancer cells. The first challenge in Chemistry is to develop a modular method for creating imaging or contrast agents using a modular approach and a means to target these to bind to cancer cells. The second challenge in Biology is to grow cancer cells, stain them with the agents and image these by confocal fluorescence microscopy (CFM). Thirdly, collaborators in the Center for Imaging Science conduct research to evaluate their usefulness in photoacoustic imaging (PAI) and in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
11 am meet in Atrium
The Community Garden provides a space where students, staff, faculty alumni and their families can learn about gardening and grow food. Our organic garden also donates surplus food to RIT FoodShare and Recover Rochester. In addition, classes such as Science in the Garden, Introduction to Biology and Biology of Plants use the garden as an outdoor classroom.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm GOS A-300
Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835 and observations he made there led to his theory of evolution by natural selection. Since 1990 Dr. Rothman has been taking RIT students to the islands as part of a Galapagos Field Course. This talk presents an overview of the islands and highlights the incredible nature experience that awaits participants in the course.
Imaging a Future for the Past -- Rochester Cultural Heritage Imaging, Visualization, and Education (R-CHIVE)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm CAR 2155
A collaborative effort between RIT and the University of Rochester has been established to apply modern imaging technologies to assist scholars in reading writings of cultural and historical value that have been damaged. The team has worked on a number of objects, including the Archimedes Palimpsest ( 10th-century copy of treatises by Archimedes that were erased and overwritten in the 13th century), the David Livingstone African diaries, palimpsests at St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, some historical maps and globes, and a music manuscript by Georg Philipp Telemann. One of R-CHIVE's goals is to leverage the imaging and humanities expertise in Rochester to become a prominent center for technological studies of cultural heritage.
Life - Not just for Earthlings anymore!
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm GOS A-300
Hollywood has trained us that we are carbon-based life forms, and so are all of our closest living things. Are we being brainwashed by Hollywood yet again? How can life with or without carbon exist beyond Earth? Is Earth really as special as we think it is? Let’s figure out how life can “live long and prosper” and let’s explore what it takes to support and sustain life – for better or worse!
Data Analytics Opportunities in the College of Science
12:30-1:30 pm GOS 2300
Data scientist is one of the top jobs of the 21st century and the demand for data scientists across industries continues to grow.
The Data and Predictive Analytics Center in the College of Science serves as a hub for all RIT students, faculty and staff interested in data science.
In this presentation we will describe current academic programs, research experiences, internship opportunities and other activities available to RIT students interested in this dynamic and exciting field. In addition, we will see how our students used data analytics techniques in a variety of interdisciplinary projects.