October 4, 2021
RIT researchers part of $15 million NSF grant aimed at reducing food waste
A $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation will be used to establish the first national academic research network on wasted food in the United States. Under the grant, researchers from American University will lead 13 other institutions, including RIT, in a five-year project.
September 28, 2021
Researchers receive funding to research and address how plastic ends up in Great Lakes
Professor Christy Tyler from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and Associate Professor Matthew Hoffman from the School of Mathematical Sciences secured two NOAA Marine Debris Program awards to lead interdisciplinary projects with big environmental implications.
June 7, 2021
Connections: What bees can tell us about the spread of microplastics
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Christy Tyler, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences.
May 13, 2021
How dirty is your mask? We put it to the test
WHAM-TV talks to Mary-Anne Courtney, lecturer; Andre Hudson, school head; and Christy Tyler, associate professor, all in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about bacteria on cloth face masks and proper disposal of used face masks.
January 7, 2021
Gift from Delta Environmental helps RIT establish environmental education program at Tait Preserve
The citizen science nonprofit Delta Environmental is establishing a new endowment at RIT to create an environmental education program at the Tait Preserve of RIT.
July 16, 2020
Searching for microplastics within the human body
The Globe and Mail features work by Christy Tyler, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, and Nathan Eddingsaas, associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science.
May 26, 2020
RIT researchers receive grant to study microplastic pollution in Lake Ontario
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.
September 25, 2019
Some tea bags may shed billions of microplastics per cup
CBC News talks to Matthew Hoffman, associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, and Christy Tyler, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about microplastics.
August 8, 2019
Health effects of micro plastics
PBS station WCNY features Christy Tyler, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, and Matthew Hoffman, associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, discussing microplastics in the Great Lakes. The segment begins at the 9:40 minute-mark in the video.
July 10, 2019
RIT scientists using technology to fight invasive plants
City Newspaper reports on work by Assistant Professor Christopher Kanan and Associate Professor Christy Tyler, both in the College of Science.
June 20, 2019
Artificial intelligence and Google Street View could hold the key to stopping invasive plants
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will award two RIT faculty members a grant to map roadside infestations of five key invasive plant species in the Finger Lakes and Adirondack Park over the next two years.