July 29, 2021
RIT’s Saunders College awarded $500,000 to establish life science Executive MBA entrepreneurship program
Saunders College of Business has been awarded a grant of up to $500,000 to establish an online life sciences Executive MBA entrepreneurship program. The new degree will be formed in partnership with RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, College of Science, and Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
July 27, 2021
Student team designs imaging system for CIBER-2 launches
Two electrical engineering students are refining an attitude control system and are seeking ways to reduce the impact of atmospheric heat that changes a spacecraft’s orientation during launch. Both students will share information about their work for CSTARS-2 during the 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
July 27, 2021
First-year students create imaging system that uses lasers to paint caricatures
A team of first-year RIT students developed a system that uses imaging technology and lasers to produce artistic caricatures. Three of the students will showcase the system at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
July 27, 2021
Student researcher focuses on bacteria in Lake Ontario
Marissa Schroeter’s summer undergraduate research explores a global health issue with a local twist. Her work prospects for new antibiotic compounds produced by two bacterial strains collected from Lake Ontario. She will present her findings at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium.
July 22, 2021
RIT’s new Graduate School looks toward future
Graduate education at RIT has evolved over the last 60 years, and now, the university has officially created the RIT Graduate School, replacing the RIT Office of Graduate Education.
July 21, 2021
What Bezos’ space launch could mean for space tourism
WROC-TV talks to Michael Richmond, professor of physics and astronomy, about the future of commercial services for space travel.
July 13, 2021
NGA funds RIT researchers to explore the limits of spectral remote sensing imaging systems
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is funding a team of RIT imaging scientists to study the limits of spectral remote sensing imaging systems. The team received a grant of up to $1 million to conduct fundamental research on imaging systems over the next two to five years.
July 9, 2021
RIT mathematician uses modeling to map greenhouse gases going back millions of years
WROC-TV talks to Tony Wong, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, about Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide and surface temperature over hundreds of millions of years.
July 8, 2021
First mathematical modeling Ph.D. student graduates from RIT
From her early days in school, Nicole Rosato realized that math was one of her favorite subjects. This past May, Rosato, who is from Paramus, N.J., became the first student to graduate from RIT’s new Ph.D. program in mathematical modeling.
July 8, 2021
RIT hosting virtual conference on compact binary mergers for computational astrophysicists
RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation is hosting a virtual conference to discuss the cutting-edge science of binary neutron star and neutron star-black hole mergers.
July 2, 2021
NSF renews funding for RIT to help detect and characterize low-frequency gravitational waves
The National Science Foundation renewed its support of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) with a $17 million grant over five years to operate the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center (PFC). RIT will receive $703,000 over the next five years to contribute research to the NANOGrav PFC.
June 29, 2021
Scientists detect gravitational waves for the first time from black holes swallowing neutron stars
For the first time, scientists detected gravitational waves caused by mergers between black holes and neutron stars. Researchers from RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) helped identify key characteristics about the merger events.