September 6, 2022
RIT establishes formal partnership with RMSC
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts and College of Science have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the RMSC to formalize a partnership between the institutions. Through the formalized partnership, RIT and RMSC will build upon and expand its existing collaborations to benefit both the RIT and greater Rochester communities.
May 16, 2022
Alumna Sydney VanWinkle heads to Madagascar to study impact of conservation efforts
Environmental science alumna Sydney VanWinkle ’19, ’21 MS will head to Madagascar this fall to study the impact that conservation initiatives have on local communities and the environment as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
April 26, 2022
RIT prepares graduates for advanced degrees
Many RIT students' experiences as undergraduates have helped them get into top graduate degree programs.
February 20, 2022
Sustainability seminar discusses new research in wetland restoration
Campus Times interviews Professor Christy Tyler about how to rethink wetland ecosystem restoration.
January 31, 2022
Tait Preserve becoming hotbed for interdisciplinary research
RIT has an emerging new hotspot for interdisciplinary research about 25 minutes from the main campus. The Tait Preserve includes a 60-acre lake and a private mile of Irondequoit Creek adjacent to Ellison Park, offering endless opportunities for research, education, and conservation activities.
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.