News

  • October 18, 2019

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    Detection of the most massive neutron star known

    Assistant Professor Michael Lam from RIT and the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) detected the most massive neutron star known after 5-years of observations.

  • October 8, 2019

    Student Conduct Interpreters: Hannah Cameron, Deb Cooper, Nicole Crouse-Dickerson, Wendi Gammon, Monique Harris, Carolyn Kropp, Kristi Love-Cooper, Gayle Macias, Cheryl Reminder, Sarah Schneckenburger and Todd Thieu.

    RIT Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff honors employee service

    RIT honored employees on Tuesday morning with the annual Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff. The awards are presented to staff members who exemplify outstanding service and dedication to the university and who exhibit a high degree of personal ethics and integrity while consistently demonstrating a strong commitment to student success.

  • October 4, 2019

    Ifeoma Nwogu

    RIT faculty earns NSF CAREER award to study human behavior using machine learning

    Ifeoma Nwogu, an assistant professor of computer science, received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for her five-year project to study human behavior by using machine learning techniques to analyze and find patterns in the many signals that individuals display during social interactions.

  • October 4, 2019

    Close-up of photon sensor.

    New tech at RIT may help find other planets

    WROC-TV talks to student Justin Gallagher and Professor Don Figer, director of the Center for Detectors, about a sensor technology that may contribute to finding other planets.

  • October 3, 2019

    Student sits in front of microscope and computer.

    Student Spotlight: Pursuing research opportunities in Germany

    Alexandria Shumway was selected to do research abroad over the summer through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) RISE program, or German Academic Exchange Service. Through this program, the fifth-year bioinformatics and computational biology (BS) and bioinformatics (MS) student traveled to Kiel, Germany, to complete her research at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel.

  • October 2, 2019

    photo of Abby Rolston in the RIT greenhouse

    Student to Student: Degradation of blended polymers

    Abby Rolston became aware of the amount of plastic waste that is thrown away each day while working as a veterinary assistant. Today her research is focused on the degradation of blended polymers provided by the Packaging Science Department at RIT.

  • September 23, 2019

    Professor and three students look at bacteria samples.

    RIT receives multiple accolades for promoting diversity and inclusion

    RIT received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for the sixth year in a row. Also, for the third consecutive year, RIT is being honored as an institution committed to diversity for 2019 by Minority Access Inc. And Professor André Hudson, pictured above, is among the individuals Minority Access will celebrate at the National Role Models Conference this year.

  • September 13, 2019

    Gloved hands work on semiconductor wafer.

    RIT Sponsored Research garners $74 million in funding

    RIT had its second best year ever in sponsored research funding and a record year for research expenditures in fiscal year 2019. RIT received 366 new awards totaling $74 million in funding, and expenditures grew to $61 million.