School of Chemistry and Materials Science
September 8, 2023
Two faculty members installed as Harris Endowed Professors in RIT’s College of Science
Christopher Collison was appointed to the Jane King Harris Endowed Professorship and Emmett Ientilucci was selected for the Gerald W. Harris Endowed Professorship by College of Science Dean Andre Hudson. RIT alumnus Jeffrey Harris ’75 (photographic science and instrumentation) and his partner, Joyce Pratt, established the professorships in 2022 with a generous gift in honor of Harris’s parents, the namesakes of the positions.
August 7, 2023
RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium features student-led technology, art, and design solutions
More than 158 students presented research discoveries conducted over the past spring and summer at RIT’s 32nd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Aug. 3.
July 30, 2023
RIT student graduates with four degrees
WROC-TV interviews recent RIT graduate Bobby Kovach, who managed to earn multiple degrees despite overcoming health challenges from a car accident.
July 24, 2023
RIT student graduates with multiple degrees
Despite overcoming health challenges from a car accident, Bobby Kovach, who recently graduated from RIT, managed to earn two degrees in four disciplines at the same time.
May 31, 2023
Meet Amie Fornah Sankoh, The First Deaf Black Woman With A Doctorate In STEM
Yahoo News features Amie Fornah Sankoh '17 (biochemistry).
May 30, 2023
Black graduate students with disabilities defy the odds
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch features Amie Fornah Sankoh '17 (biochemistry). (This content requires a subscription to view.)
April 24, 2023
André Hudson named dean of RIT’s College of Science
André Hudson has been named dean of the College of Science at RIT. Hudson is a prominent biochemistry and microbiology researcher who has served as interim dean of the science college since August of 2022.
April 12, 2023
Photo, science classes merge for climate change talk by Pulitzer-winning photojournalist
Salwan Georges of The Washington Post visited the RIT campus for a pair of lectures, including one that detailed his work photographing climate change for a project that received a Pulitzer Prize.
February 1, 2023
Expanding RIT’s research footprint
RIT has been expanding its research footprint to accommodate the university’s growing research portfolio. The Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED), which opens this fall, is enabling the university to convert 10 existing classrooms, totaling more than 23,000 square feet, into new research space. Another 14,700 square feet of research space opened in January in Brown Hall.
January 18, 2023
Because Science: How a new DC shop is blending science with art
WUSA-TV features Amanda Preske ’09 (chemistry), founder of Circuit Breaker Labs and Because Science.
January 16, 2023
RIT educator works to bridge representation gap in STEM
Spectrum News features André Hudson, interim dean of the College of Science, who was named the fifth Most Important African-American in Technology by the Journal of Black Innovation.
January 9, 2023
Staying busy between semesters
During the 15 weeks between spring and fall semester, RIT students are finding ways to embrace new challenges. Some are taking the stage and performing. Others are winning club championships. For many, summer is a time to get work experience and participate in research projects, traveling abroad, and helping others while pursuing their passions.