Color Science Ph.D.
October 30, 2023
Students deliver multispectral imaging system to The State Archives in Dubrovnik
The low-cost multispectral imaging system MISHA, or the Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts, was developed by RIT experts to uncover object details that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
June 20, 2023
Munsell Color Science Lab celebrates 40th anniversary
College of Science Dean André Hudson addresses the crowd that gathered for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Munsell Color Science Lab on June 15.
May 23, 2023
Students use low-cost multispectral imaging system to uncover hidden texts
Izzy Moyer, a third-year museum studies student, earned an internship working with other RIT students on MISHA, the Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts. The system includes 16 LEDs to illuminate objects using different wavelengths of light to see the object in new ways.
May 8, 2023
RIT to award record number of Ph.D. degrees
RIT will confer a record 69 Ph.D. degrees during commencement May 12, marking a 53 percent increase from last year.
March 10, 2023
Color science program partners with Norwegian University of Science and Technology
RIT’s color science program is partnering with counterparts from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology to provide faculty and students new foreign exchange learning opportunities. The Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills awarded a 3 million Norwegian Krone (roughly $300,000) UTFORSK grant to fund travel opportunities for graduate students and faculty involved with both programs.
February 1, 2023
Doctoral offerings keep growing
RIT is growing its Ph.D. offerings, adding one new program in the fall of 2023 and two in 2024. This fall, Saunders College of Business will offer a Ph.D. in business administration. In 2024, the College of Liberal Arts will introduce a new doctoral degree in cognitive science and the College of Science will launch a Ph.D. in physics.
September 30, 2022
RIT students help museums preserve artifacts with studio photography
Spectrum News talks to Assistant Professor Susan Farnand and color science Ph.D. students Olivia Kuzio and Leah Humenuck about their research to help museums and other cultural heritage institutions preserve historically significant artifacts.
September 26, 2022
Distinguished alumni named for 2022-2023
Eleven RIT alumni have been awarded Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2022-2023 year. It is the highest award an RIT college can bestow upon its alumni and recognizes alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations. The 2022-2023 recipients will be honored during presentations throughout the academic year.
August 25, 2022
Why does paint look good in stores but bad on your wall? It’s science.
The Washington Post talks to Mark Fairchild, professor and graduate program director, color science program, about what affects how color is perceived. (This content requires a subscription to view.)
August 25, 2022
RIT students and faculty are helping to streamline the preservation of history
WROC-TV talks to Olivia Kuzio, a color science Ph.D. student, and Susan Farnand, assistant professor in the color science program, about an imaging system to help museums preserve and conserve their artifacts.
August 24, 2022
RIT scientists develop spectral imaging techniques to help museums with conservation efforts
Scientists from RIT are turning studio photography technology on its head to help museums and other cultural heritage institutions preserve historically significant artifacts.
July 27, 2022
Rochester Institute of Technology presents new imaging tool for examining artifacts in Cumberland County
WPMT-TV talks to Olivia Kuzio, a color science Ph.D. student, about an imaging system developed by RIT that is being used to study historical items.